By Andrew Alderson in Nottingham
New Zealand have been denied a valuable opportunity in the abandoned match with India at cricket's World Cup.
The encounter between the two unbeaten teams at Nottingham - their first meeting at this tournament for 16 years – would have revealed who was in prime position to contest the semi-finals.
The torrents of rain snaking through the city streets this week took their toll. Every dry building felt like Noah's Ark; taxi drivers relished a pleading clientele; hot water cupboards became the MVPs for coats and shoes.
The Trent Bridge ground staff deserved two competition