March 29, 2017 / 12:32 AM / in 4 months

Cricket-S.Africa win series after third NZ test ends in rainy draw

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WELLINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - The final day of the third test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park in Hamilton was abandoned on Wednesday without a ball being bowled.

South Africa clinched the three-match series 1-0 having won the second game at Wellington's Basin Reserve by eight wickets. The first test in Dunedin ended in a draw after the final day was also washed out.

New Zealand had been in a strong position to win the match after reducing South Africa to 80 for five in their second innings, still requiring another 95 runs to make the hosts bat again. (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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