10 Mar 2017

False alarm delays Black Caps match

5:43 pm on 10 March 2017

A fire alarm that prompted an evacuation of the park where the Black Caps are taking on South Africa was a false alarm, the Fire Service says.

no caption

Photo: Twitter / @BLACKCAPS

The alarm in the grandstand at University Oval in Dunedin went off this afternoon, briefly forcing the evacuation of everyone at the ground.

South Africa were 14 for one, 19 runs behind New Zealand, when play on the third day of the first test was suspended.

The match resumed shortly afterwards.

The Black Caps said the end of play would be pushed to 6.20pm to make up for the delay.

Follow live commentary here

Get the RNZ app

for ad-free news and current affairs

We have regular online commentary of local and international sport.