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PIX: India-SA share series as rains play spoilsport

June 20, 2022 00:50 IST
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India and South Africa shared the honours in the Twenty20 International series after the deciding fifth and final match in Bengaluru was abandoned due to rain.

The touring side won the first two matches before India bounced back to level the series at 2-2 to send the series to an effective final on Sunday.

Rain forced the players off the field just as play was set to start at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi dismissed the hosts' opening batsmen to reduce India to 28-2 after the restart.

But it started pouring again with only 3.3 overs bowled and no more play was possible.

Please click on the images below for a better look.

IMAGE: Before the match was interrupted by rain, India were 28/2 in 3.3 overs, with Shreyas Iyer (0 n.o.) and Rishabh Pant (1 n.o.). Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: Lungi Ngidi got both the wickets of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad with a couple of slower deliveries. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: Under the first four overs openers, Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad were back in the hut after scoring 15 and 10 runs respectively. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: Lungi Ngidi gave a big blow to India. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: It started raining just when the game was about to start. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: A steady downpour delayed the game by 50 minutes. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: The curtailed match did start at 7:50PM but was called off after only 16 minutes of play. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: Ishan Kishan emerged as the most prolific batter in the series, scoring 206 runs in five innings at an average of 41.20 with 2 half-centuries. His individual best score during the series was 76. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: Series decider was called off due to rain with only 3.3 overs of play possible. Photograph: BCCI


IMAGE: India and South Africa shared honours in the five-match T20I series. Photograph: BCCI



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