Ninth Match

New Zealand v West Indies

Richard Hobson

At Southampton, July 8. No result (abandoned). New Zealand 3 pts, West Indies 3 pts. Toss: West Indies. One-day international debut: D. J. G. Sammy.

With both sides assured of contesting the final, and heavy rain in the air, there was a subdued atmosphere around the Rose Bowl even when the umpires decreed a 4.30 p.m. start. At 4.29, rain broke through again, this time with terminal effect. A day later, the ICC confirmed their recent ruling that, because the captains had tossed, the game would count towards the records. Darren Sammy thus became the first player from St Lucia to represent West Indies - even though there was no play.

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