Queenstown ODI washed out

The second one-day cricket international between the BLACKCAPS and Pakistan at the Queenstown Events Centre here today has been abandoned because of rain.

Rain delayed the start by an hour, which initially reduced the match to 48 overs a side, but only 4.2 overs were possible before the precipitation returned and set in for the afternoon.

Pakistan had raced through to 31 without loss, with Ahmed Shehzad 25 not out and Mohammad Hafeez on four.

After several days of fine weather, there were periods of brief rain here this morning but the covers were peeled off at 1010.

A toss was made on time at 1030 -- New Zealand won it and decided to bowl - but the rain returned just before the scheduled start time of 1100. The spectators were given a reprieve and 26 balls of action before the rain returned at 1220.

The BLACKCAPS lead the six-match series 1-0. The third match is at Christchurch on Saturday.

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