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Allott defends during his marathon innings
Photo © AFP, 1999 [More photos]
S.Africa take series after last match abandoned

WELLINGTON, March 31 (AFP) - Rain forced the abandonment of the sixth one-day cricket match between South Africa and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve here Wednesday giving South Africa the series 3-2.

The sixth and scheduled final match of the series initally began on Tuesday but was halted by the weather after South Africa's innings.


  • The One-Day International series finale at Wellington is abandoned due to rain interrupting play, then preventing any whatsoever on the reserve day. South Africa takes the series 3-2 [Scorecard]
  • South Africa inflict a crushing 143-run defeat on New Zealand at Auckland to take an unbeatable lead in the series [Scorecard]
  • Lance Klusener smashes a last ball six to level the One-Day International series in Napier [Scorecard]
  • South Africa take the series with a dominating performance in the third and final Test at Wellington [Scorecard]
  • Herschelle Gibbs scores a double ton as South Africa pile on the runs but can't force a result as rain mars the second Test at Christchurch [Scorecard]
  • Undefeated twin tons by Jonty Rhodes but New Zealand 'A' hold on for a draw in the three-day match at Lincoln [Scorecard]
  • Daryll Cullinan features with a South African record innings of 275* in an otherwise dour drawn first Test against New Zealand at Auckland [Scorecard]
  • South Africa's three-day tour match against Northern Districts at Hamilton ends in a tame draw [Scorecard]
  • New Zealand cruise to a seven wicket win in the third One-Day International at Auckland to take a 2-1 series lead [Scorecard]
  • South Africa hit back to level the series after a resounding seven wicket win with as many overs to spare in the second One-Day International at Christchurch [Scorecard]
  • New Zealand draw first blood as they pull off a thrilling 3 wicket win in the final over of the first One-Day International at Dunedin [Scorecard]
  • South Africa open their tour with a resounding 197 win over the New Zealand Academy XI at Alexandra [Scorecard]