6 Mar 2009

Weather quite probably saves Black Caps in second one dayer

9:55 pm on 6 March 2009

The second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and India at Wellington was abandoned because of rain on Friday.

India looked set to post a big total after racing to 188 for four from 28.4 overs but were unable to complete their innings because of the rain which forced the players to leave the field on three occassions.

Sachin Tendulkar, with 61 and fellow opener Virender Sehwag with 54, scored quick half-centuries after the tourists won the toss and elected to bat first.

India won Tuesday's opening match in Napier, which was also affected by rain, by 53 runs to lead the five-match series 1-0.

The third match is in Christchurch on Sunday.