The White Ferns' World Cup cricket match against South Africa in Derby has been abandoned.

Heavy overnight rain and persistent morning showers saw the match called off just after two o'clock local time, without a ball being bowled.

Each side takes a point from the fixture and temporarily go joint top of the pool-play standings on three points after two games.

New Zealand lead on a superior net run-rate.


With no toss possible, the match will not count as a game, meaning White Ferns captain Suzie Bates remains on 99 ODIs.

The side's next game is against Australia in Bristol on Sunday.