DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — Rain has delayed the start of play on the final day of the first cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa, frustrating attempts by both teams to snatch a win from a tight contest.
South Africa was due to resume its second innings at 224-6, a lead of 191 runs. Captain Faf du Plessis is 56 not out and Vernon Philander 1 not out.
Earlier, New Zealand replied with 341 to South Africa's 308 for a first-innings lead of 33 runs.
Dean Elgar is so far the top-scorer in the Proteas' second innings with 89, following his career-best 140 in the first innings.
Play was due to begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday (2130 GMT Saturday) at the University Oval but light rain had been falling throughout the morning and the covers have remained on the pitch. Further rain is forecast throughout the day.