Okay, so we don't have a pleasing news for Indian fans. The match has been officially called off as rain has played spoilsport. This has been a day like that in Hamilton. A delay in the toss and then stoppage after 4.5 overs. When it resumed, it was set to be a 29-over affair but the rain gods had other plans. The match stopped 12.5 overs again and only for not to get resume. India would have wanted to play this as they were going pretty well. After Dhawan's departure, Gill and Suryakumar Yadav were looking pretty strong. But the Men in Blue will want the weather to stay good in the final ODI in Christchurch as they look to level the series. See you then. Ta, ta.
The bigger covers have come out and have been laid out. Fingers crossed for LIVE action to resume.
Shubman Gill is cruising along, whereas Suryakyumar Yadav, despite his prolific form is struggling over here
As play resumes after rain delay, the Indian skipper departs
The groundstaff have worked really hard to get the game up and going. It will be a 29-over game.
Covers are back on, pitch inspection is to be followed
We've started losing overs now, the rain is getting heavier.
This certainly isn't a passing shower. Things getting worse at Hamilton
Unfortunately, the 'Rain Gods' deny to stand down, covers are still on
Not the ideal scene here in Hamilton, rain plays spoilsport
Southee & Henry have been immaculate with their line & length. Openers playing the balls on merit
The ball is nipping around here in Hamilton, Kiwis making most of the moist & overcast conditions
Okay, this is absolutely shocking, the Indian team management chooses to bench Samson yet again
New Zealand have won the toss, they elect to bowl first
The start has been delayed, but good news for fans as the covers have started to come off. Toss coming up
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