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

Highlights: The first T20I match between India and South Africa was called off due to heavy rain in Dharamsala. The next match of the three-match series will be played in Mohali on September 18.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 15, 2019 20:28 IST
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India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Match abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled

India vs South Africa Highlights, 1st T20I: The Indian cricket team is all set to clash against South Africa in the upcoming three-match T20I series and 3-match Test series starting from September 15 with the shortest format game. Team India recalled flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the limited-overs squad after a brief rest from the West Indies tour. In the bowling department, India decided to go with young pacers in the T20I series with Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar. While MS Dhoni break from cricket continues in the SA series with selectors backing Rishabh Pant as the future.  Match Scorecard) ( Stream IND vs SA)

India vs South Africa 1st T20I: Match abandoned due to rain

19.54 IST: It's official the T20I match between India and South Africa has been abandoned

19.40 IST: The play is increasingly looking unlikely in the first T20 International here in Dharamsala. The rain is unrelenting and becoming heavier and there is little chance of the match happening though the HPCA Stadium is equipped with quality drainage facility. Around 30 per cent uncovered part of the ground has lots of water and water puddles were all over the outfield. The minimum is a five-over per side encounter for it to be an official game.

18.44 IST: More bad news for cricket fans: 

18.32 IST: Slight drizzle returns to haunt fans in Dharamsala as Toss delayed due to rain

18.23 IST: Groundsmen are doing their best to get the ground ready.

18.19 IST: Rain has stopped now

17.54 IST: Rain all set to play spoilsport in Dharamsala

Match Preview: After dominating in all the three formats against the West Indies, Team India are now back at their den and will aim to further their preparations for next year's World T20 when they take on South Africa in the first T20I of the three-match series at the picturesque HPCA Stadium on Sunday. The Men in Blue would be brimming with confidence following their emphatic performance in their last tour to the Caribbean Islands. India were absolutely ruthless against the West Indies, with only rain denying them a clean sweep of the Test, ODI and T20 series contested between the two nations. (Read Full Match Preview)

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