The second ODI at Seddon Park in Hamilton has been called off due to rain as only 12.5 overs of play were possible as incessant rain played spoilsport in what was looking like a good game of cricket.
Having been put in to bat first, India were off to a brisk start as Shubman Gill scored 19* as they reached 22/0 in 4.5 overs before the skies opened up.
The match was later curtailed further for 29 overs per side after almost three hours were washed out.
Soon after the resumption of play, India lost their skipper Shikhar Dhawan (3) but the team management promoted in-form Suryakumar Yadav to No. 3 as with the hopes of accumulating quick runs.
Along with Gill (45* off 42), SKY played another entertaining knock of 34* off 25 deliveries and shared a stand of 66 runs for the second wicket. India reached 89 for the loss of one wicket in 12.5 overs before the rain came back and play was stopped. The match was eventually called off as the light drizzle got heavier and the match officials put an end to the waiting game.
The third and final ODI of the series will be played at Christchurch on Wednesday (November 30) where the Men in Blue will be hoping to make a winning return and level the series.