New Zealand remains on 15-2 vs South Africa on day 3

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) " A bright and sunny Sunday at Kingsmead failed to yield cricket in the first test between South Africa and New Zealand when wet patches on the outfield wiped out the game's third day.

Just 22 overs were possible on the second day of the match because of persistent rain, and while overhead conditions were vastly improved on day three, an overnight deluge had created several sodden areas in the field that could not be improved sufficiently for play to get underway.

New Zealand therefore remained rooted on 15-2 in reply to South Africa's first-innings total of 263 all out.

No rain is forecast for the remaining two days in the match, which will be followed by a second and final test at Centurion on Saturday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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