NZ vs IND: Rain plays spoilsport as 2nd ODI called off after Suryakumar, Gill fire

NZ vs IND: Rain plays spoilsport as 2nd ODI called off after Suryakumar, Gill fire

New Zealand vs India: Rain ended up playing spoilsport after the second ODI of the three-match series in Hamilton had to be called off. The series now stands at 1-0 in favour of the Black Caps with one match remaining.

NZ vs IND: Rain plays spoilsport as 2nd ODI called off after Suryakumar, Gill fire. Courtesy: AP

By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: The second ODI between India and New Zealand on Sunday, November 27, at Seddon Park in Hamilton had to be called off due to rain. Hence, the Black Caps keep leading the series 1-0 and India lose the chance of claiming it after taking the T20I series 1-0.

After New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first, the rain kept playing hide and side for the entire duration of the match. The first delay came at around half an hour when Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan had taken India to 22 for no loss in five overs.

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It took another three hours for the game to resume and teams were given 29 overs each. Dhawan tried to up the ante after play resumed, but holed out to Lockie Ferguson off Matt Henry. However, the Men in Blue stepped on the gas and added some quick runs.

Shubman Gill, who scored a classy half-century in the Auckland ODI, played some delightful strokes to get India going. Suryakumar Yadav, in the meantime, made a sedate start after falling cheaply in the first ODI at Eden Park.

But once he got his eyes, there was no stopping him. The right-handed batter took the attack to off-break bowler Michael Bracewell. Just when Yadav was looking to take the match away from the Kiwis, the rain returned yet another time, much to the frustration of the players.

Gill scored 45 runs off 42 balls with four fours and one six. Suryakumar, on the other hand, stayed unbeaten on 34 off 25 deliveries with two fours and three sixes.

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