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Wellington, March 6 NZPA - Rain continues to play havoc with the second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and India at Westpac Stadium here tonight.

Players were forced from the field a third time as India continued to maintain an impressive run-rate.

The tourists were 188 for four 28.4 overs into their revised 34-over innings.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on 23 and Suresh Raina 13.

India's innings was first trimmed to 44 overs after a 65-minute rain delay, and only five overs were possible before the players retreated a second time as light rain swept the ground.

Earlier Sachin Tendulkar made 61 from 69 balls and Virender Sehwag a quickfire 54 from 36 to kick start a run-rate that never dropped below six per over.

India won the rain-affected series opener by 53 runs in Napier on Tuesday. The five-match series continues in Christchurch on Sunday, where more bad weather is forecast.

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