CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Rain ended the third one-day international between New Zealand and India two overs short of a completed match on Wednesday, leaving New Zealand with a 1-0 win in three-match series.

India was bowled out for 219 in 47.3 overs after being sent in and New Zealand was 104-1 after 18 overs, 50 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis system, when steady rain began to fall at Hagley Oval.

A total of 20 overs had to be bowled in the New Zealand innings for the match to be considered completed and a result declared.

It was a frustrating finish to a frustrating tour in which the teams met in three Twenty20 and three one-day internationals. The first Twenty20 match was washed out and India took the series 1-0 after a win in the second match and a tie in the third which was rain-affected.

New Zealand won the first one-day international by seven wickets but the second match was also washed out.

“We’ve been playing cricket, it’s been going reasonably well and the team has applied itself nicely,” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said. “The first game was a good one and obviously became series defining but even in the rained-off matches there was some good stuff as well.

“It was really odd to have so much rain throughout this period but we’ll just keep looking at the cricket and keep trying to take steps forward.”

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