India vs South Africa, 1st ODI: Rain wins in Dharamsala as match abandoned
The three-match ODI series stands at 0-0 as India and South Africa were unable to get on to the field to play the first ODI in Dharamsala. Rain ruined the first ODI at HPCA Stadium. The second game is in Lucknow on March 15
Dharamsala: The first ODI between India and South Africa was abandoned without a ball being bowled as rain played spoilsport at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Thursday (March 12).
Due to overnight showers, toss was delayed. And later ground inspections were scheduled but due to rains they were postponed. For a 20-over game, 6.30 pm IST was the cut-off time. However, that too was not possible as rain did not abate.
Finally, the umpires decided to call off the game at 5.20 pm IST. The second of the three-match series will be played in Lucknow on March 15 (Sunday).
Meanwhile, there is a possibility that the last two ODIs between India and South Africa being played behind closed doors due to coronavirus threat.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (captain and wicketkeeper), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Jon-Jon Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan.
Schedule (All matches start at 1.30 pm IST)
March 12 (Thursday): 1st ODI (Dharamsala) – No Result
March 15 (Sunday): 2nd ODI (Lucknow)
March 18 (Wednesday): 3rd ODI (Kolkata)
All matches live on Star Sports network. Live streaming on Hotstar