NZ-SA ODI postponed due to rain
The fifth ODI between New Zealand and South Africa was postponed on Saturday because of rain. An attempt will be made to play the match on Sunday, the scheduled reserve day.Updated: Feb 28, 2004 13:00 IST
The fifth limited-overs cricket international between New Zealand and South Africa was postponed on Saturday because of rain.
An attempt will be made to play the match on Sunday, the scheduled reserve day, but the weather forecast is for more rain around Auckland associated with the effects of tropical cyclone Ivy.
New Zealand leads the six match series 3-1 after winning the second match by five wickets, the third by five runs and the fourth by six wickets.
The most recent match in Dunedin on Wednesday was also postponed for 24 hours because of rain.
If the fifth match cannot be played Sunday, New Zealand will gain its first ever series win over South Africa.
New Zealand's 3-1 lead, which means it cannot lose the series, will become a winning lead if one match is abandoned.
Auckland was lashed Saturday by heavy rain and high winds. The same weather pattern is forecast to continue around most of New Zealand through the coming week.
The sixth match is due to be played in the North Island city of Napier on Tuesday.
First Published: Feb 28, 2004 11:06 IST