Suryakumar Yadav
Team India shouldn't play with Suryakumar Yadav's batting order just to keep Rishabh Pant in the ODI playing XI.

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Rain forced the abandonment Sunday of the second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park.

New Zealand retains a 1-0 lead in the three-match series which concludes at Christchurch on Wednesday.

Sunday’s match began, a little late, as a 50 overs match after New Zealand won a delayed toss. India was 22 without loss after 4.5 overs when the first rain interruption occurred.

When play resumed more than 3-1/2 hours later, the match had been reduced to 29 overs per side.

Eight more overs had been bowled and India had moved on to 89-1 when the rain returned. At 8pm local time, with no possibility of a match being completed, play finally was abandoned.

Shubman Gill was 45 not out and Suryakumar Yadav 34 not out when the abandonment was announced.

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