28 Jan 2012

Play abandoned in Napier

6:37 am on 28 January 2012

Rain in Napier forced an early end to play on day two of the one-off cricket test between New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

The teams left the field for an early lunch with the hosts 392 for five in their first innings - and play's now been abandoned for the day.

The Black Caps captain Ross Taylor was forced to retire on 122 after suffering a calf injury.

It's Taylor's sixth test century.

BJ Watling and Doug Bracewell are the batsmen - Watling is on 52 and Bracewell 11 after a near miss - he was dropped at short cover when he was on just two.