NZ XI make strong start before washout

BEN STANLEY
Last updated 18:45 04/02/2013

Relevant offers

Cricket

Bee swarm has Black Caps ducking for cover as Sodhi spins through Zimbabwe A Joe Root masterclass puts England in total control of second Pakistan test Solid first day for Black Caps as four score half centuries in tour match Virat Kohli makes history as India take command Centurions Alastair Cook, Joe Root dazzle as England take command Spin whiz Ish Sodhi ready for big year after his dream Indian summer Tiffen knocked her rivals for six to win back-to-back South Canterbury awards Centurion Virat Kohli makes big noise for India in North Sound Kane Williamson feels 'fine' on arrival in Harare after fatigue break Sky TV yet to secure a deal for Black Caps v South Africa, dismiss PL rumours

Heavy rain has caused the opening match of the English cricket tour to be abandoned in Whangarei today.

The New Zealand XI was 70 for 1 in the Twenty20 against England when rain intervened after 9.1 overs at Cobham Oval.

It was hoped play could resume after the weather cleared, but it hasn't, meaning the game will be replayed tomorrow. It will start at 2pm.

Todd Latham (23) and Anton Devcich (22) were at the crease when the rain began. New Black Cap Hamish Rutherford (21) was caught in the outfield by Stuart Broad off the bowling of Chris Woakes, with the score at 23.

The two sides will play a second match on Waitangi Day on Wednesday.

The Black Caps play England in the first Twenty20 international at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content