Sewnarine Chattergoon is bowled by New Zealand's Mark
Gillespie. Photo by NZPA
Rain has forced the abandonment of the first one-day
cricket international between New Zealand and the West Indies
at the Queenstown Events Centre today.
The West Indies were 129 for five in the 36th over when the
players were forced from the field for a third time.
Play was officially abandoned about two hours after the
players retreated to the pavilion.
The second match of the five-game series is scheduled for AMI
Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.
Play was suspended after one over then the 14th and again in
Xavier Marshall was unbeaten on 29 and wicketkeeper Denesh
Ramdin was on three.
Tim Southee was the most successful bowler with two for 33
from 7.4 overs.
Ramnaresh Sarwan top scored so far with 38 before he was
caught behind by Brendon McCullum off the bowling of New
Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who earlier had no hesitation
in asking the tourists to bat first in overcast conditions
after winning the toss.