South Africa vs New Zealand: Play called off without a ball bowled on Day 3

AFP, Aug, 21 2016
South Africa vs New Zealand: Play called off without a ball bowled on Day 3

Durban: A wet outfield prevented any play on the third day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at Kingsmead on Sunday.

New Zealand remained on 15 for two in reply to South Africa's first innings total of 263.

Play did not start on Day 3 of the 1st Test due to a wet outfield. AFP

Rain, which started falling at lunchtime on Saturday, continued through Saturday and into Sunday morning. Although the sun was shining at the scheduled resumption of play, there were extensive wet, muddy areas on a field which was re-seeded in June and was flooded by a freak storm in July.

After an inspection by the umpires at midday (1000 GMT), it was announced that underfoot conditions remained treacherous, with water coming up to the surface.

Following a further inspection two hours later, it was decided conditions would not improve in time for play to get under way.

Published Date: Aug 21, 2016 | Updated Date: Aug 21, 2016


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Rank Team Points Rating
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4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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