Mar 17 2013
England look set to have to settle for a draw in the second Test with New Zealand as forecast heavy rain swept in to wipe out the final morning session in Wellington.
The tourists were 49 runs ahead - with New Zealand 162 for two following on - after rain restricted play to just 34 overs on Saturday.
James Anderson took the only wicket to fall on day four as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor shared an unbroken stand of 81, and England therefore knew they had only a slim chance of victory - even if the rain stayed away.
Instead, the remnants of Cyclone Sandra did their worst, and a washout was increasingly likely.
The series score remains 0-0 after the stalemate in Dunedin last week, and a decider is therefore in the offing in the final Test in Auckland, starting on Friday.