CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: Play on the first day of the opening Test match between New Zealand and Pakistan was washed away due to rain, according to the International Cricket Council.

Earlier, rain had delayed toss between Pakistan and New Zealand in their first Test at Hagley Oval.The match was scheduled to begin at 2:30 a.m PST but was at first delayed and then suspended as the rain continued.

This means that it will now be a 4-day Test match between both teams.

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Persistent rain saw no play possible on Day 1 of the 1st #NZvPak Test in Christchurch
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Pakistan: Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Babar Azam/Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan

New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.