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New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas `saved by rain` as downpour seals series

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas `saved by rain` as downpour seals series

The drawn outcome ensured South Africa took the series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Wellington by eight wickets in three days.

NZ vs SA, 3rd Test: Kane Williamson, Colin de Gandhomme take Kiwis closer to victory in series decider

NZ vs SA, 3rd Test: Kane Williamson, Colin de Gandhomme take Kiwis closer to victory in series decider

The Zimbabwe-born de Grandhomme was not required for the first Test when Elgar scored 140 and 89 but in four innings since he has removed the opener for scores of nine, 17, five and five.

WATCH: Tom Latham takes IMPOSSIBLE catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis

WATCH: Tom Latham takes IMPOSSIBLE catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis

South Africa made 314, and the Kiwis were 67 for no loss at Day 2 Stumps. Latham was unbeaten on 42.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Rejuvenated Tom Latham shines in Kiwi gloom on Day 2

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Rejuvenated Tom Latham shines in Kiwi gloom on Day 2

When bad light ended play four overs early on Sunday, New Zealand were 67 without loss in reply to South Africa`s 314.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: DRS bungle aids Proteas on rain-hit Day 1

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: DRS bungle aids Proteas on rain-hit Day 1

At stumps, the Proteas' captain had advanced to 33, Temba Bavuma was on 13 and South Africa were 123 for four.

Quinton de Kock ruled out of IPL 10, but cleared to play 3rd Test against New Zealand

Quinton de Kock ruled out of IPL 10, but cleared to play 3rd Test against New Zealand

The 24-year-old wicketkeeper injured the index finger on his right hand while fielding in South Africa`s eight-wicket win in the second test in Wellington and underwent scans earlier this week.

#NZvsSA: Tim Southee out, Quinton de Kock in doubt for third Test

#NZvsSA: Tim Southee out, Quinton de Kock in doubt for third Test

South Africa have no experienced back up for de Kock, who plays a prominent role in their balance as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

NZ vs SA, 2nd Test: Keshav Maharaj's best ever 6/40 guides Proteas to 8-wicket victory

NZ vs SA, 2nd Test: Keshav Maharaj's best ever 6/40 guides Proteas to 8-wicket victory

Five sessions earlier, New Zealand had control of the Test after a first innings 268 and having South Africa 94 for six in reply.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Henry Nicholls` century leads Kiwi recovery on Day 1

New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Henry Nicholls` century leads Kiwi recovery on Day 1

South Africa in reply lost both openers, first Test centurion Dean Elgar and the out-of-form Stephen Cook, to be 24 for two at stumps, trailing by 244.

NZ vs SA, 1st Test: Dean Elgar soldiers on as South Africa take 191-run lead against New Zealand

NZ vs SA, 1st Test: Dean Elgar soldiers on as South Africa take 191-run lead against New Zealand

At stumps, New Zealand had South Africa at 224 for six, a lead of 191 but with the prospect of a result threatened by forecast rain on the final day.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Extraordinary scenes in Dunedin as fire alarm forced Uni Oval evacuation — VIDEOS

New Zealand vs South Africa: Extraordinary scenes in Dunedin as fire alarm forced Uni Oval evacuation — VIDEOS

The Day 3 of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa came to a abrupt halt on Friday after the match was was interrupted due to an alarm.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Dunedin Test venue evacuated after fire alarm set off – Watch

New Zealand vs South Africa: Dunedin Test venue evacuated after fire alarm set off – Watch

The alarm started going off at University Oval in Dunedin after tea on the third day with South Africa 14 for one in their second innings, still 19 runs behind New Zealand`s 341.

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

The pair are likely to join Kagiso Rabada in an impressive pace attack after the 21-year-old showed in the final one-day international in Auckland on Saturday that he was warming to New Zealand conditions.

NZ vs SA, 5th ODI: South Africa crush New Zealand by six-wickets, clinch ODI series 3-2

NZ vs SA, 5th ODI: South Africa crush New Zealand by six-wickets, clinch ODI series 3-2

South Africa needed less than 33 overs to overhaul New Zealand`s 149 with du Plessis ending the game with a boundary which also brought up his half century.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel recalled in squad for Proteas Tests

New Zealand vs South Africa: Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel recalled in squad for Proteas Tests

Reflecting on Patel`s inclusion, national selector Gavin Larsen said the former brings a huge amount of experience to the team and gives the side the required balance.

4th ODI: Martin Guptill's blistering century guides New Zealand to seven-wicket victory over South Africa

4th ODI: Martin Guptill's blistering century guides New Zealand to seven-wicket victory over South Africa

The 30-year-old blasted 11 sixes and 15 boundaries in his swashbuckling 138-ball knock to secure a win which locked the five-match series at 2-2 with the decider at Eden Park on Saturday.

Record breaker AB de Villiers sets up South Africa's astounding 159-run win over New Zealand

Record breaker AB de Villiers sets up South Africa's astounding 159-run win over New Zealand

Of the 18 batsmen in the 9,000-plus club, de Villiers also has the best average of 54.04 and best strike rate of 100.00.

With love from Pakistan: Grant Elliot's unique PSL celebration has conquered the world — WATCH

With love from Pakistan: Grant Elliot's unique PSL celebration has conquered the world — WATCH

His unique celebration has since become an Internet hit with people of all ages imitating the act.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Ross Taylor achieves milestone century in second ODI against Proteas

New Zealand vs South Africa: Ross Taylor achieves milestone century in second ODI against Proteas

The 32-year-old had joined Nathan Astle on 16 ODI centuries earlier this month against Australia in Hamilton and moved ahead with his 17th when he hit Wayne Parnell for his eighth boundary.