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South Africa vs India, 2nd T20: Match to be called off due to rain?

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 21, 2018, 8:35 pm IST
Updated Feb 21, 2018, 8:35 pm IST
Virat Kohli and co took a 1-0 lead in the series after defeating the Proteas by 28 runs in the opening match of the series.
 There is the threat of early showers which could see the match being delayed by a couple of hours. (Photo: BCCI)
  There is the threat of early showers which could see the match being delayed by a couple of hours. (Photo: BCCI)

Centurion: Indian women's cricket team will return from their tour of South Africa without losing a single series after the fourth T20 International was abandoned due to rain, giving Harmanpreet Kaur's team an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match contest.

The South Africans, who were put to bat, were 130 for 3 from 15.3 overs when heavens opened up to half the proceedings at the SuperSport Park.

 

After a wait of nearly two hours, the umpires finally decided to abandon the match. The fifth and final T20 International will be played in Cape Town on February 24.

A win in Cape Town will make Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. the first to have won two series on a single tour of South Africa. It will also be a huge milestone after having won the T20 series in Australia.

The rain stopped in between, raising hopes of a shortened match to happen. But the Indian run chase did not happen in the end as light rain returned again to play spoilsport.

However, this has cast also cast doubts over the 2nd T20I between the two nations in the men’s game. Virat Kohli and co took a 1-0 lead in the series after defeating the Proteas by 28 runs in the opening match of the series at Johannesburg on Sunday.

 

And the Men in Blue will be looking to make history on Wednesday by clinching their first T20I series in the African continent, but rain might have other plans for them. There is the threat of early showers which could see the match being delayed by a couple of hours. Match officials will later analyse the conditions and take a call on the match.

It remains to be seen what conditions have in store during the day as things are expected to get better.  

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