Wellington: Bad light frustrated Alviro Petersen's quest for a third Test century, stranding him at 96 not out and South Africa at 246 for 2 when stumps was called early on the second day of the third Test against New Zealand.
Only 37 overs were bowled on Saturday between a rain-delayed start and the intervention of poor light at 5:24 p.m. local time, more than an hour before the scheduled close of play. In that short period, Petersen advanced his score from 44 not out overnight to within four runs of a century which has breathed new life into his Test career.
JP Duminy was 76 not out at the close of play after adding 140 with Petersen in an unbroken stand for South Africa's third wicket.
South Africa were 246 for 2 at stumps on day two of the third Test against New Zealand.