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104/1 (18)
Match abandoned due to rain
 
Kane Williamson collects the trophy from Ravi Shastri. The biggest positive that India can take from this tour is the development of Umran Malik, Washington Sundar's batting prowess and Shreyas Iyer's consistency. New Zeland are still ubeaten at their home turf, and now, they switch their focus to a longer format after a mini-break, while India would be taking on Bangladesh this Sunday. On that note, it's time to end the coverage here. This is Pragadeesh signing off on behalf of my fellow colleague Pratyush. See yaa
Kane Williamson (New Zealand Captain): It's going well and the first game turned out to be series-defining unfortunately. We knew 20 overs would constitute the match but the rain followed us throughout the week. I just felt seamers were getting a bit on this surface and Daryl was hanging out for a bowl for ages, so I gave him a chance and he bowled brilliantly. Adam Milne too had a bit of niggle but he was outstanding today. Test format adds freshness and I am excited about the opportunity. Plenty of cricket for the fans but it's good to see the schedule and balance it, not only for me but also for the number of players
Shikhar Dhawan: We're going to Bangladesh next. Hopefully, the weather will be better over there. We feel that we've got a young unit. The bowlers would have learned to pitch it up a bit more on surfaces like these to use the bounce more. They are young, and they'll learn from these experiences. Even the batters, we need more partnerships but having said that, it wasn't easy with the conditions throughout. All the senior players are going to be back in the side. The World Cup journey will start there. (Advice to youngsters) We have to pick up on the little details. They are still learning to handle the pressure of the big stage. You have to come up with different plans, whether you're a batter or a bowler. (Crowd support) Feels really good that they're always there to back us. It's because of them we have the stardom and we're thankful for them.
Tom Latham is the Player of the Series: It was obviously a nice evening. It's a bit of a shame we didn't play the last two games but we've played some great cricket in this series. We bowled fantastically well this morning. Winning the toss gave us a bit of assistance in the morning. The way Devon and Finn played at the start, seeing out the pressure before unleashing at the end of the powerplay. A bit uncharacteristic but a great start from those too. When we hit the right lengths, we can certainly get something out of the wicket. Even Mitchell did the same tonight. A lot of the guys have played the IPL together so the banter between the guys is great. The more we play with each other around the world, the more those friendships and bonds grow.  
Match has been called off

New Zealand could've easily made it 2-0 if the match had happened as they were in the driving seat at 104-1 but the rain played spoilsport yet again. India made a below-par total on this wicket and New Zealand's approach early on was so circumspect before they shifted gears. Finn Allen was riding his luck, while Devon Conway was at his fluent best after struggling against Arshdeep Singh's opening spell. Conway got into his groove after he smashed Deepak Chahar for four boundaries in an over, while Finn Allen brought up his half-century with a brilliant six. Umran Malik broke the opening stand before the rain interrupted. We were two overs away from the result but the rain continued to fall steadily and the umpires have decided to call off the match 50 minutes prior to the cut-off time
20:22 local time, 14:22 IST: Right then. The inevitable has happened. The players are shaking hands and this game will end in a no result. There are still around 50 minutes to go before the cut-off time but that's that, the umpires decide. We only needed a couple of overs to get a result in this game but it just wasn't meant to be. 
Still no update on the weather, so we can only assume that it's still pouring at the Hagley Oval. In case you're wondering, here is what the weather reports suggest.
21:10 local time, 13:40 IST: The umpires are seen having a word with the ground staff. We just have to cover two overs for the result but the cut-off time is 11 pm, Local. Some of the fans are already making their way to the exit.
The rain hasn't eased a bit but if you want to catch more cricketing action, we got you covered. Marnus Labuschangne has scored a sensational century against West Indies on Day 1. Catch the live updates
20:46 local time, 13:16 IST: It's still pouring at the Hagley Oval. It has eased out a bit, suggest the commentators on air. For now, the waiting game continues. Remember, we need only a couple of overs to have a result in this game. Seems like we'll have to wait for a little while though.
Uh oh! The rain has got heavier and the covers are coming on. The umbrellas, rain coats and jackets are out with the big covers being rolled out too. Not promising signs right now with the steady rain around.
18
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104 /1 score
2
0
0
4
0
1
runs
cricket bat icon Devon Conway *
38 (51)
cricket bat icon Kane Williamson
0 (3)
cricket ball icon Arshdeep Singh
0 /21
17.6 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Conway, good length delivery on the pads, Conway tucks it through mid-wicket for a single
17.5 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Conway, good length delivery outside the off-stump with some shape away, left alone
17.4 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Conway, FOUR! SHOT! Pitched short this time and Conway latched onto it in a flash. Pulled with authority in front of square to find the mid-wicket ropes
17.3 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Conway, pitched up in the fourth stump line, Conway shovels it out to short cover, no run
17.2 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Conway, good length delivery outside the off-stump, Conway shows his shoulders to that one
17.1 Arshdeep Singh to Devon Conway, back of a length delivery on the off-stump line. Conway pulls it in front of square for a couple in the deep
Arshdeep Singh (4-0-15-0) comes back into the attack

India finally find a breakthrough but they need a bowling miracle from here to level the series. Williamson has ample time to set himself into a nice tempo and anchor this run chase