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Rain ruins first two days

New Zealand 154-4 v Zimbabwe

Only two and a half hours play was possible on the second day of the first Test between New Zealand against Zimbabwe in Hamilton yesterday. Rain delayed the start and then fell at regular intervals throughout the day. Just an hour's play had been possible on the first day.

(Second day; Zimbabe won toss)

NEW ZEALAND - First innings

(Overnight 68 for 2)

C Spearman c A Flower b Streak 0

R G Twose b Brandes 42

S P Fleming run out 49

A C Parore c A Flower b Streak 16

N J Astle not out 16

C L Cairns not out 7

Extras (lb5 b4 nb14 w1) 24

Total (for 4, 54.3 overs) 154

Fall: 1-0 2-67 3-115 4-143.

To bat: *L K Germon, G Loveridge, D N Patel, G Allott, R J Kennedy.

Bowling: Streak 19-5-39-2; Strang 17-9-30-0; Olonga 8-1-42-0; Brandes 10.3-2-34-1.

ZIMBABWE: S V Carlisle, G S Flower, *A Flower, D L Houghton, A D R Campbell, G J Whittall, P A Strang, B Strang, Eddo Brandes, H H Streak, H R Olonga.