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New Zealand vs South Africa cricket test delayed as fire alarm causes ground evacuation

Day Three of New Zealand’s first Test against South Africa has resumed after it was halted for 30 minutes when a fire alarm at Dunedin’s University Oval forced a full venue evacuation.

The Proteas were 1-14 in their second innings when the fire alarm rang out, leading both teams to walk off and mingle on the side of the playing surface.

The fans at the ground weren’t in any hurry to move along, with the majority only starting to evacuate the ground when several fire engines pulled up outside the venue.

The local broadcast also cut out a short time later, with Sky NZ commentators saying they too had to evacuate the ground.

While spectators and journalists evacuated, the players remained inside the venue and mingled on the playing surface.

And a short time later, the official all clear was given by the fire department and play resumed.

It’s not yet clear what caused the alarm.

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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor