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South Africa win New Zealand series 2-0 after rain washed out 3rd ODI

Associated Press | Updated: October 27, 2014, 9:09 AM IST
South Africa win New Zealand series 2-0 after rain washed out 3rd ODI

Hamilton: Rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa on Sunday, giving the Proteas with a 2-0 series win.

South Africa were 157 for 3 after 30.4 overs, batting first after New Zealand won the toss, when rain forced the players from Hamilton's Seddon Park.

Umpires Rod Tucker of Australia and Chris Gaffaney of New Zealand decided around 4 p.m. local time that no further play was impossible.

Despite an unfinished match, South Africa were able to provide further evidence on Monday of the depth and quality of their batting.

Wicketkeeper and opening batsman Quinton de Kock was 80 not out when play was abandoned and captain AB de Villiers was unbeaten on 33.

South Africa remain atop the ICC ODI team rankings ahead of their five-match series against Australia.

First Published: October 27, 2014, 9:09 AM IST

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