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1st Test: New Zealand, South Africa Share Honours As Rain Plays Spoilsport

AFP |March 12, 2017, 8:55 AM IST
1st Test: New Zealand, South Africa Share Honours As Rain Plays Spoilsport

Dunedin: The first Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Dunedin was abandoned as a draw Sunday when rain washed out the final day's play.

The umpires waited until the end of the scheduled lunch break before announcing there was no prospect of play as the rain continued to fall.

Dunedin Test, Final Day: As It Happened

At stumps on day four, South Africa had been 224 for six in their second innings, a lead of 191 runs.

The second Test starts in Wellington on Thursday.

The last time New Zealand played South Africa in Dunedin, in 2012, New Zealand needed 264 to win with eight wickets in hand when rain washed out the final day.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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