Rain god helps South Africa clinch Test series against New Zealand

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    IANS | Hamilton

    March 29, 2017 | 06:25 PM
South Africa\'s captain Faf du Plessis holds the trophy after the third Test (Photo: AFP)

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis holds the trophy after the third Test (Photo: AFP)

Continuous rain forced the umpires to abandon play without a ball being bowled on Day 5.

Rain played spoilsport on Wednesday, the fifth day of the third and final cricket Test match, as it barred New Zealand from levelling the three-match Test series against South Africa at the Seddon Park here.

South Africa were struggling at 80/5 in their second innings with Faf du Plessis (15) and Quinton de Kock (15) at the crease. 

But continuous rain forced the umpires to abandon play without a ball being bowled.

Earlier, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson struck a brilliant 176 to give his side a 175-run lead in the first innings.

Following the draw, South Africa clinched the three-match series 1-0 having won the second Test in Wellington by eight wickets. 

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