No rain but no play in SA-NZ 1st test for 2nd straight day

BY foxsports • August 22, 2016

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) The first test between South Africa and New Zealand saw a second successive day pass without any play on Monday - despite an absence of rain.

Although Durban enjoyed a sunny day on Sunday and a strong wind on Monday, wet patches on the Kingsmead outfield failed to dry sufficiently following a heavy thunderstorm on Saturday night.

The sight of another rain-free day without cricket brought into question the scheduling and planning on behalf of Cricket South Africa and local organizers.

Just 99.4 overs were possible on the first two days as dew, bad light and rain intervened.

South Africa was bowled out for 263 in its first innings, before reducing New Zealand to 15-2 in reply.


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