NZ vs SL: Rain washes out 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The second one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was washed out by persistent rain at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Tuesday. The washout dealt a further blow to the tourists’ slender hopes of automatic qualification for this year’s World Cup.
Sri Lanka, who won the World Cup title in 1996, will receive only five points from the abandoned match. They could have earned 10 points for a win.
Hosts India and seven other teams will directly qualify for the tournament with two more punching their tickets via a 10-team competition in Zimbabwe in June and July.

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New Zealand won the opening match in the series by a thumping 198 runs at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday. The third and final match takes place at Hamilton on Friday.
(With inputs from Reuters)

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