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Rain plays spoilsport as Dunedin Test ends in disappointing draw

The final day ended without a ball being bowled
The final day ended without a ball being bowled
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South Africa 308 & 224-6 (Elgar 89) v
New Zealand 341 (Williamson 130)
First Test, Dunedin, day five
Match Drawn
Scorecard

Relentless rain ensured no play was possible on the final day as the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Dunedin ended in a draw.

The game was supposed to begin at 10:40am to make up for the loss of play in the final session on day four but constant drizzle which later turned out to be steady rain washed out the first session.

By 1:40pm, the officials decided to call off the day's play without a ball being bowled as the game which was evenly poised at the end of day four with South Africa having a 191 run lead with four wickets in hand ended in a draw.

Dean Elgar was awarded the man of the match for his knocks of 130 and 89 in the two innings.

The second Test will kick-off on 16th March in Wellington with the final game of the series scheduled to be played on 25th March in Hamilton.

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