NZ XI make strong start before washout

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

Relevant offers

Cricket

Hamilton set to host Black Caps' pink ball warmup for Adelaide day-night test India's Ishant Sharma and Sri Lankan Dinesh Chandimal handed one-match bans Former Australia captain Michael Clarke pulls out of BBL deal with Melbourne Stars Michael Papps takes over Wellington Firebirds captaincy as James Franklin farewelled India clinch test series despite Angelo Mathews heroics Eoin Morgan leads England to dramatic win over Australia in one-off Twenty20 Cheteshwar Pujara holds firm for India against Sri Lanka Ashes 2015: Luck really is a fortune England's Ian Bell quits one-day internationals to prolong test career Phillip Hughes' death to be subject of judicial inquiry from NSW Coroner

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

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content