Saturday 24 March 2012 

South Africa & New Zealand Thwarted By Rain

South Africa & New Zealand Thwarted By Rain
South Africa & New Zealand Thwarted By Rain
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South Africa 246-2 (Petersen 96no, Duminy 77no) v New Zealand
Third Test, Wellington, day two

For the second day in a row, bad weather severely curtailed proceedings in the third and final Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington.

In what little play that was possible at the Basin Reserve, South Africa moved their score from 136 for two to 246 for two in 37 overs.

The overnight batsmen Alviro Petersen and JP Duminy made slow and steady progress, the former closing unbeaten on 96 and Duminy making 77 on a stop-start day.

Petersen, closing in on a third Test century, has faced 224 balls so far while Duminy notched up his fourth half-century, facing 140 deliveries.

Hashim Amla scored 63 on the opening day after Graeme Smith fell early for five; New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first.

South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 after a drawn opener in Dunedin and a nine-wicket win in Hamilton.

© Cricket World 2012

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