The second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was abandoned on Tuesday because of rain. (More Cricket News)
Heavy rain fell throughout the day and by the scheduled start of 2 PM local time, the covers were on and large pools of water already had formed in the outfield.
Umpires made the decision to abandon the match after a ground inspection at 4:25 PM local time. The latest a match could start was 7:02 PM but it already was clear that with rain still falling a large puddles in some parts of Hagley Oval, no play would be possible.
New Zealand leads the three-match series after winning the first match at Eden Park on Saturday by 198 runs.
The third match is at Hamilton's Seddon Park on Friday.