Persistent rain washes out NZ-Pakistan second ODI
Rain falls on covers that remain over of the pitch at the Gabba cricket ground before the scheduled start of the Cricket World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh in Brisbane February 21, 2015. Michael Clarke's return to the Australia World Cup team looks like being put on hold with a destructive cyclone hitting the Queensland coast on Friday. The storm, which included winds of 285 kph (177 miles), hammered the northeast coast of the state, bringing torrential rain to Brisbane, where Australia are scheduled to play Bangladesh on Saturday. With people in Brisbane and surrounding areas warned to stock up on supplies and volunteers handing out sandbags in the Queensland capital, it looks highly likely that the match at the Gabba will be washed out. REUTERS/Patrick Hamilton (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) - RTR4QHCD
Johannesburg: The second one-day international between New Zealand and Pakistan has been abandoned without a ball being balled after persistent rain left the outfield too wet for play at McLean Park in Napier on Thursday.
According to Sport24, umpires Bruce Oxenford and Billy Bowden decided to call off the game as there was no sun to dry the waterlogged outfield.
New Zealand are leading the three-match series 1-0 after winning the opening ODI in Wellington by 70 runs. The third match will be played in Auckland on Sunday. (ANI)