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12-Mar-2017 12:55:00 GMT
New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, day 5

Dunedin Test Draw after Rain washes out final day

Dunedin: Rain played spoilsport as the first cricket Test between South Africa and New Zealand ended in a draw at the University Oval here on Sunday.

The umpires waited till the end of the scheduled lunch break on the fifth and final day before announcing that no play would be possible, according to the International Cricket Council's (ICC) website.

Earlier, on Saturday, South Africa scored 224/6 in the second innings, taking their lead to 191 with Faf du Plessis still batting on 56 and Vernon Philander on one.

South Africa scored 308 in their first innings, to which New Zealand replied with 341.

Proteas skipper du Plessis said the way match ended was "frustrating".

Commenting on the match, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said: "To put partnerships together against the very good attack, they have was a good effort. You always want more, which never goes away no matter how many you get, but it was nice to get a little lead going into that second innings

Brief scores
South Africa - 308 (Elgar 140, Bavuma 64, du Plessis 52, Boult 4-64) and 224 for 6 (Elgar 89, du Plessis 56*)
New Zealand - 341 (Williamson 130, Raval 52, Watling 50, Maharaj 5-94)
Result - Drawn

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