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India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Persistent rain on Sunday meant that the first T20I between India and South Africa at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) in Dharamsala was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 18, 2019 5:25:17 pm
India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Team India led by Virat Kohli will look to begin their home season on a strong note.

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Persistent rain on Sunday meant that the first T20I between India and South Africa at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) in Dharamsala was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Heavy rain also led to a severe beating on the ground as there were large puddles of water and ultimately umpires Nandan, Nitin Menon decided to call off play.

A month after registering a clean sweep over West Indies, Team India led by Virat Kohli was looking to begin their home season on a strong note. With the T20I World Cup approaching, Kohli and the team management would take this series as an opportunity to find the right combination for the showpiece event. However, they will now have to wait for Mohali where the second T20I will be held.

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India vs South Africa 1st T20I: Highlights

19:52 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Match called off

The first T20I has been abandoned without a ball being bowled. We were all hoping to watch some entertaining T20 action, but we'll have to wait for a couple more days. Join us in Mohali.

19:39 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Latest Ground Report:

This is certainly not a good sight. It seems any play is unlikely today. However, the cut off time is still 2 hrs away. Fingers crossed...

19:19 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Rain continues to pour

The latest pictures from the ground- Rain has not slowed down and it doesn't look promising.

18:51 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Toss delayed due to rain

It's raining heavily at Dharamsala. This will not help the groundsmen who are working away with mops and super soppers to clear the water. In fact the groundsmen are walking away to wait for it to completely stop. Not looking good at the moment.

18:26 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Work in progress!

After some heavy downpour around 5:30 pm, the rain has finally come to a halt in Dharamsala. The floodlights are on but dark clouds still monger over the venue. Let's keep our fingers crossed as the covers have been removed.  

18:14 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Good news coming in

Good signs, now. The umbrellas are not out at the stadium for now. Officials are having a look at the outfield. Groundstaff are at work. Stay tuned for more updates.

18:08 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Weather Report:

Drizzle continues in Dharamsala. Will we have a full game?

17:54 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Will Weather play spoilsport?

A sharp spell of afternoon thundershowers lashed this Himachal hill city ahead of the first T20 International between India and South Africa here on Sunday. As per weather forecast, scattered thundershowers are expected during the day.

17:53 (IST)15 Sep 2019
Hello and Welcome

Virat Kohli will be venturing into the unknown with a clean slate, where a few seasoned hands will be backing a group of immensely talented youngsters, in his quest for World T20 title which begins with a three-match bilateral series against South Africa on Sunday. Stay tuned for live updates.

India vs South Africa 1st T20I: India and South Africa are scheduled to play their first T20 match of a three-match series on Sunday, Sept. 15. (PTI)

Squads: 

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bauvma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukyao, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.