With no play possible on the final day of the deciding Test in Hamilton, South Africa took the draw and secured yet another series win away from home
Faf du Plessis said New Zealand were unfortunate that the final day's play was washed out, denying them a chance to level the Test series
After a remarkable day's play - not least because there was no rain - New Zealand found themselves five wickets shy of beating South Africa and levelling the series
South Africa assistant coach Adrian Birrell believes his side can still come away from the third Test with a draw
New Zealand headed into the final Test missing Ross Taylor, Trent Boult and Tim Southee, but they found unlikely heroes when no one gave them a chance
With an unbeaten 148, the New Zealand captain pushed his team into the lead in a match he has to win to level the series
Much of South Africa's annoyance on the third day stemmed from one man's display of resolve and skill, a performance that showed why he sits among the modern-day greats
Stats highlights from the third day of the Test in Hamilton, where Kane Williamson led New Zealand's response
Morne Morkel said that the change of ball, due to it losing it's shape, in the 59th over of New Zealand's innings threw his team off
Half-centuries from Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis took South Africa's total to 314 - from 5 for 2 and 190 for 6
South Africa in trouble, and Quinton de Kock saves the day with a fast-paced innings. It's becoming an increasingly common problem for their opponents
Tom Latham's excellent fielding display rubbed off on his batting and he finished the second day not out on 42, his best score of the series
New Zealand's discipline gave them four South African wickets on a pitch that was rather seamer-friendly on a day marred by rain
Did the South African selectors err by leaving out Stephen Cook, who was set to play a bigger role in England, and asking Theunis de Bruyn to bat out of position?
As New Zealand's long Test summer nears its end, how New Zealand fares in Hamilton is likely to define Kane Williamson's first home season as Test captain
Faf du Plessis has urged his batsmen to deliver a series victory in Hamilton by being more consistent, as South Africa target to finish the season as the No.2 ranked Test side
New Zealand go into the deciding Test in Hamilton trailing 0-1 in the series, and they will be without Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor, who are all injured
No. of consecutive dismissals for Quinton de Kock in the 90s - 91 in the last Test and 90 in this Test.
No. of fifty opening stands for NZ v SA in 38 Test inns since 2000. NZ's 1st wicket had averaged only 17.43 from 37 inns v SA since 2000 before this.
No. of innings for Kane Williamson to reach 5000 Test runs, the fastest by a NZ cricketer, beating Martin Crowe
No. of times before this New Zealand's top three batsmen had made a fifty-plus score in a Test innings at home.
No. of first-innings lead taken by NZ in Tests v SA bigger than their 175-run lead in this match. Only one of them came after SA's readmission.
No. of consecutive away Test series Amla has now gone without a hundred. Has made 411 runs at 20.55 since his last away hundred - in Colombo, 2014.