- Tag results for New Zealand
From bees to burnt toast and calamari, matches have been halted for various strange reasons in the history of the game.
New Zealand were bundled out for 157 in 38 overs at McLean Park as India returned to overhaul the target in 34.5 overs in the weather-hit first ODI here.
Vice-captain Rohit Sharma will lead the side in his absence.
Following a brilliant run in the Tests and ODIs in Australia, he carried his form into the opening ODI in New Zealand, taking three wickets for 19 runs.
The Indian skipper was lavish in his praise of the fast bowler.
The interruption, however, only managed to delay the inevitable as India thrashed New Zealand in the first ODI.
Chasing a meagre 156-run target, opener Shikhar Dhawan (75 not out) starred with the bat to help his side cross the line with ease and 85 balls to spare.
Kuldeep Yadav picked up four wickets while Mohammed Shami got three.
The 28-year-old broke Irfan Pathan's national record.
Entering the five-match rubber following maiden Test and ODI triumphs in Australia, India signalled their intent by chasing down a revised target of 156 runs by eights in 34.5 overs.
The New Zealand skipper was effusive in his praise of Kohli.
Pandya has been suspended pending inquiry and Indian team have had issues with their third pacer.
The former New Zealand skipper's remarkable save spurred a debate among excited fans who took to Twitter to weigh the legality of the effort.
The Indian team, which has shifted its focus entirely on World Cup preparations, is still searching for the right middle-order combination despite their first-ever bilateral ODI series win Down Under.
Three players each from India and New Zealand feature in the Test team, while four each from India and England are part of the ODI side of the year 2018.