Bad pitch forces abandonment
An unfit pitch forced the postponement of the first one-dayer between New Zealand A and India A at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. Only six overs were possible before umpires Phil Jones and Wayne Knights decided to abandon the game. The match has been postponed by New Zealand Cricket and will be played on Wednesday at the same venue but on a different strip.
New Zealand managed to score eight runs in the period as they struggled to play deliveries rising alarmingly off the pitch and some staying too low. They lost their openers Hamish Rutherford and George Worker for no score to deliveries that…
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