NELSON – Rain washed away the first day of the three-day cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand A in Nelson here on Friday.

“Constant rain on Thursday and continuing showers throughout Friday halted the game at Saxton Oval as Pakistan waits at least another day to kick-start their two-test tour of New Zealand”, local media reported.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat but due to rain, the play was officially abandoned at 2.45pm without a ball being bowled.

The NZ Met office predicted more rain on Saturday and there is little chance for the game to start on the second day of the three-day match.

The first test is scheduled to start on Thursday at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.