Pak-NZ called off after persistent rains

Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 11:34 [IST]
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Pak-NZ called off after persistent rains

Queensland, Jan 26: Rain played spoilsport at the Queenstown as the second ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned after only 4.2 overs of play.

Kiwi captain Daniel Vettori, called it right in the toss and decided to field first. Though there were showers in the morning but it eased up to allow the start of play.

New Zealand were off to an inauspicious start as James Franklin who was given the new ball instead of the much-faster Hamish Bennett conceded 16 runs in his two overs.

Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad, playing in his first ODI in nearly 20 months looked impressive from the outset. He powered a huge six over square leg off the third ball of Franklin's over.

Before persistent rains forced the abandonment of the match, in 4.2 overs Pakistan had scored 31 for the loss of no wicket.

The third one-dayer of the bilateral series is scheduled to be in Christchurch on Jan 29.


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