Hello and welcome to the first T20 between New Zealand and Australia in the Rose Bowl series. It is currently raining in Hamilton and we are still waiting on the toss. The rain is easing and we hope to be underway soon. James Welch on commentary and scoring today, Avi Singh is at the ground providing updates.

If there is no more rain there is a possibility of a 3.45pm start.

3.45 Avi has just informed me that some drizzle has returned, he will keep us updated on a hopeful start time.

3.50 The match has been abandoned. Unfortunately there is not enough time to dry the ground before the New Zealand men game following this one. There is some doubt whether that men's game will go ahead or not.

That is it for myself, James and Avi at the ground. Thanks.

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