Fire alarm prompts evacuation in Dunedin Test

Officials halted the final session on day three and emptied the ground as firemen searched the grandstand.

Players stand in the middle of the field after an evacuation due to a fire alarm.   -  AFP

Dunedin's University Oval was evacuated during the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa after a fire alarm went off in the main grandstand on Friday.

Officials halted the final session on day three and emptied the ground as firemen searched the grandstand.

There was no visible sign of any smoke from the stand, although officials had trouble throughout the day with drunken spectators.

South Africa were 14 for one in its second innings after New Zealand were dismissed in its first innings for 341, a lead of 33 runs.

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