1st T20 International between India and South Africa abandoned due to rain

While there was a prediction of a sharp drizzle in the afternoon, the weather forecast was all clear for the evening but heavens opened up multiple times, putting paid to hopes of even having a five-over per side encounter.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: September 15, 2019 20:27 IST ]
  • The first T20 international between India and South Africa was abandoned on Sunday, without a ball being bowled due to heavy downpour that left a near-capacity crowd disappointed.
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    The first T20 international between India and South Africa was abandoned on Sunday, without a ball being bowled due to heavy downpour that left a near-capacity crowd disappointed.

  • A spell of thundershowers happened in the afternoon and by 5:30 pm it seemed that the rain had subsided with the spectators thronging into the stadium.
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    A spell of thundershowers happened in the afternoon and by 5:30 pm it seemed that the rain had subsided with the spectators thronging into the stadium.

  • With most of the stands not having any overhead cover, the spectators were seen pulling off the in-stadia hoardings which worked as temporary
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    With most of the stands not having any overhead cover, the spectators were seen pulling off the in-stadia hoardings which worked as temporary "umbrellas" to save themselves from getting drenched.

  • The worst sufferer was certainly the common fans, who had come from all the nearby districts as well as from Chandigarh and Delhi to watch the match.
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    The worst sufferer was certainly the common fans, who had come from all the nearby districts as well as from Chandigarh and Delhi to watch the match.

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