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Rain washes out second New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI

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Last updated on 28 Mar 2023 | 06:18 AM
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Rain washes out second New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI

The third and final ODI will be played in Hamilton on Friday, with New Zealand leading the series 1-0

Heavy rain and gusting winds forced the second one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka to be abandoned on Tuesday without a ball bowled.

Steady rain kept the covers on at Hagley Oval in Christchurch and organisers called the match off at 1630 local time (0330 GMT) with more showers forecast.

The third and final ODI will be played in Hamilton on Friday, with New Zealand leading the series 1-0 after romping to a 198-run win at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday.

Sri Lanka have lost all three tour games played so far in New Zealand, including a 2-0 whitewash in the Test series. But in the first match the Asian nation gave the Kiwis a run for the money, before home skipper Kane Williamson played a majestic innings to guide New Zealand to a one-wicket win. That win further helped India qualify for the World Test Championship final.

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