The Kiwis stand at top of the table with three wins in as many matches. This World Cup has already made a record with joint most being abandoned (the 1975 and 2015 had one each). And going by the natural conditions, the match scheduled between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge could also be interrupted by rain.
The teams evenly split eight one-day internationals this year but India openly admitted they was preparing for the World Cup, and showed how brilliant their planning was by dominating the defending champions all over the park.
Both India and New Zealand, who have won all of their games at the ICC Men's World Cup 2019 so far, will look to maintain ascendancy as they take on each other at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
The spectators, predominantly Indian, tried to make the best of it in rain jackets and huddled under umbrellas but it was an undoubted relief when the abandonment finally came shortly before 3pm.
Jasprit Bumrah (India): The Indian pacer who now tops the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Rankings for bowlers, has been giving his best results in the World Cup so far, providing timely breakthroughs.
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However, Dhawan didn't take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs. Kiwis has defeated India four times out of seven matches.
Kane Williams led the way with an unbeaten 79, including an 89-run third-wicket partnership Ross Taylor (48) as New Zealand reached 173-3 in the 33rd over.
"Then whether you're top seed or fourth seed, you're only two wins away from lifting that cup". He credited Neesham with making a big difference. "So it was a really good performance from us today".