Relentless rain forced the abandonment of the first India-South Africa T20 match here on Sunday.
The downpour that began two hours before the scheduled start of play at 7 p. m. lasted till 8 pm when the match was officially called off. There was neither any inspection nor the toss.
The series now stands reduced to a two-match affair, as witnessed during South Africa’s previous T20 series here in 2016.
The caravan now travels to Mohali for the second match of the series on Wednesday. “The rains continue and the match has officially been called off. See you in Chandigarh for the 2nd T20I,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on its official Twitter handle.
South Africa, captained by wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, is ranked third in T20s, one rung ahead of the Virat Kohli-led India.
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