Rain brings early end to second test, New Zealand win series
3 December, 2019, 10:09 pm
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Rain washed out the final two sessions of the second test between New Zealand and England at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday with the match ending in a draw and giving the hosts a 1-0 series victory.
New Zealand were 241-2 in their second innings and holding a 140-run lead when rain started to fall at 1:55 p.m. (0055 GMT) forcing the players from the field.
Umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Wilson called the game off at 4:00 p.m. Ross Taylor was on 105 not out, while captain Kane Williamson was on 104 when play was abandoned.
New Zealand won the first match of the two-test series at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui by an innings and 65 runs.