Potchefstroom: The first of the six One-dayers between South Africa and New Zealand had to be abandoned as relentless rain marred the proceedings. South Africa had rattled up 191 for two in 38 overs after having been put into bat by the visitors and was looking good to posting a huge total when rain interrupted. After an initial stutter South Africa took off on the wings of Boje, who walking in as a pinch-hitter created havoc hammering an unbeaten 105 of 93 deliveries.
Giving him able support at the other end was Dippenaar who stroked himself to a well-made 57 runs before he departed caught at third man. Boje demonstrated why he is rated as a much-improved player by once again coming up with the goods, when required of him. He hammered the Kiwi bowlers to all parts of the ground. The second encounter will take place on Sunday October 22.