India vs South Africa: Rain performed spoilsport within the T20I sequence finale in Bengaluru as solely 3.3 overs had been doable after South Africa gained the toss and opted to bowl on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

India, South Africa share sequence 2-2 after fifth T20I known as off as a consequence of rain (AP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India had been 28/2 when rain stopped play in Bengaluru on Sunday
  • The sequence ended as a 2-2 tie after India’s fightback
  • India will subsequent play Eire in a 2-match T20I sequence

The 5-match T20I sequence was arrange completely for a finale in Bengaluru on Sunday however rain performed spoilsport as the 2 groups shared the trophy after it ended at 2-2. The fifth and remaining T20I was known as off at 9:40 pm IST after simply 3.3 overs of play was doable.

At the same time as cricket followers on the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium waited with endurance within the stands, regular drizzle made it inconceivable for the match to renew on Sunday. The fifth T20I was interrupted by rain twice as the beginning of play was delayed by 50 minutes after a spell of bathe after South Africa gained the toss and opted to bowl.

3.3 overs had been bowled with Lungi Ngidi eliminating the 2 India openers, Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, early after Keshav Maharaj, who stood in for an injured Temba Bavuma, opted to bowl. India’s stand-in captain Rishabh Pant had misplaced the toss in all 5 matches and he would have been disenchanted with a no outcome within the remaining T20I, particularly after getting back from 0-2 behind in his first stint as India captain.

India obtained off a blazing begin with Ishan Kishan hitting 2 massive sixes within the first over of the match bowled by left-arm spinner Maharaj. Nonetheless, Lungi Ngidi obtained the large wicket of the in-form opener for 15 (7 balls) with a slower supply to uproot the stumps.

Ngidi returned in his second over to take away Ruturaj Gaikwad who managed simply 10 off 12 balls with one other slower supply.

Captain Rishabh Pant had joined Shreyas Iyer within the center when rain interrupted play earlier than the match was known as off.

India went down 0-2 after shedding the primary and the second T20Is in New Delhi and Cuttack. Nonetheless, Pant’s males bounced again, profitable comfortably in Visakhapatnam and Rajkot within the subsequent 2 matches.

India will subsequent face Eire beneath Hardik Pandya’s captaincy in a 2-match T20I sequence on June 26 and 28. In the meantime, the Take a look at staff will play England in a one-off Take a look at, which is a spillover from final yr’s incomplete Take a look at sequence, from July 1. Rohit Sharma will lead the Take a look at staff within the one-off Take a look at earlier than which Workforce India will play Leicestershire from June 24.

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