Rain washes out 4th NZ-Sri Lanka ODI

Rain (AP)
Rain (AP)

Nelson - The fourth match of the one-day series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was rained out on Saturday, abandoned after just nine over were bowled and leaving the hosts with a 2-1 series lead going into the last match.

Heavy rain overnight and throughout the morning saturated the playing area at Saxton Oval.

When play began, the contest had been reduced to 24 overs per side and Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl.

The tourists started strongly, reducing New Zealand to 75-3 when the rain returned.

Umpires Richard Illingworth and Billy Bowden decided the arena could not be brought up to a reasonable playing standard in the time remaining.

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