Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat has blamed the unseasonal rain in Durban for the poor outfield conditions at Kingsmead where the first Test between the Proteas and New Zealand ended in a draw.
Overnight rain at Kingsmead in Durban left the outfield wet and unsuitable for play, eventually forcing the umpires to abandon play on the third day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand.
Inclement rain washed out two sessions on the second day of the first Test in Durban but not before South Africa speedster Dale Steyn struck twice to remove the New Zealand openers, restricting the Black Caps to 15 for two in 12 overs.
New Zealand put up a disciplined bowling display to restrict South Africa to 236 for eight from 77.4 overs that were possible on the first day of the first Test in Durban, which was affected by bad light.
Laura Wolvaardt scored her maiden century while Sune Luus picked her second five-wicket haul in three games as South Africa Women defeated Ireland Women by 67 runs in the third One-Day International in Dublin to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
Mignon du Preez struck an unbeaten ton as South Africa Women bowled Ireland Women out for 204 runs after setting a target of 273, to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series with a 68-run victory in the second One-Day International in Dublin.
Sune Luus hit a fifty and followed it up with a six-wicket haul as South Africa Women posted a total of 283 for seven and secured an 89-run victory over Ireland Women in the first One-Day International in Dublin.
Ireland Women successfully defended a target of 116 runs and bowled South Africa Women out for 95 runs in 19.3 overs to secure a 20-run win in the second Twenty20 International in Dublin, which drew the two-match series 1-1.