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Rain leaves Black Caps with draw

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Latest Cricket News | Sunday March 11 2012 7:27

Rain leaves Black Caps with draw


The first cricket test between South Africa and the Black Caps is a draw after rain washed out the final day of play in Dunedin.

New Zealand were sitting on 137 for two in their second innings, needing a further 264 runs for victory.

South Africa was hoping to roll the Black Caps batsmen and Proteas batsman Jacques Rudolph has faith their bowling attack would do the job.

"We're going to play positively, I think we've got to work it out but I've got full belief in our bowling line up, I think with Dale, Morne, Imran and Vernon we've got the weapons to try and fire them away

Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor were at the crease for New Zealand, sitting at 58 and 48 respectively.

Rudolph says it's the key partnership they need to break.

"They're two very big players for them, if we can possibly try and get stuck into numbers six, seven, eight, try and try and strike early, we'll definitely get momentum into the day."

The second test starts in Hamilton on Thursday.

Photo: PhotoSport



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