27 Jan 2012

Play abandoned in Napier

9:46 pm on 27 January 2012

Rain in Napier put an end to play on day two of the one-off cricket test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

The teams left the field for an early lunch on Friday with the hosts on 392 for five in their first innings and did not resume play.

Black Caps captain Ross Taylor was forced to retire on 122 after suffering a calf injury.

B J Watling is on 52 and Doug Bracewell is at 11.