NZ v S.Africa 1st test ends drawn after final day washout

The First Test between South Africa and New Zealand at Dunedin has ended in a draw, as the final day was washed out by rain. South Africa were 224 for six in the second innings, a lead of 191 runs, with captain Faf du Plessis on 56 and Vernon Philander on one after the fourth day at University Oval. Play had been scheduled to start 30 minutes early at 1030 a.m. (2130 GMT). After the scheduled lunch break was taken at 1 p.m., umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford decided there was no chance of any play. The second match of the three-test series is at Wellington Basin Reserve from March 16, before the final game at Seddon Park in Hamilton begins on March 25.(01)