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Rain washes out 3rd New Zealand-South Africa ODI

Rain washes out 3rd New Zealand-South Africa ODI; Proteas take series 2-0

Rain washes out 3rd New Zealand-South Africa ODI

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Rain has washed out the third limited-overs cricket international between New Zealand and South Africa on Monday, leaving the Proteas with a 2-0 series win.

South Africa was 157-3 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 further play was impossible.

South Africa was still able to provide further evidence Monday of the depth and quality of its batting.

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

South Africa remains atop the world one-day cricket rankings ahead of its five-match series against Australia.


Updated : 2021-10-16 16:56 GMT+08:00