Napier: Rain and a damp outfield delayed the start of the second one-day international between New Zealand and Australia in Napier on Thursday.
The umpires at one stage called for a start nearly three hours after the scheduled toss and reduced the match to 37-overs-a-side.
But this was later cancelled when a further inspection showed the outfield had not dried sufficiently.
New Zealand won the series opener by six runs in Auckland on Monday and a follow-up victory would see them regain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy they lost in a 3-0 whitewash in Australia in early December. (AFP)
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