IND v SA 1st T20I - Cancelled match without putting a single ball
Dharamsala: The first T20 cricket match between India and South Africa at Dharamsala, an international cricket stadium in the evergreen Dhauladhar hills of Himachal Pradesh, has been cancelled without putting a single ball in the rain. The rain could not even taste.
At about 6.30 p.m., the rain had slowed down, which led to the start of the match but the rain intensified later. After a light rain for about 5-7 minutes around 7 p.m., the rain once again intensified, making the match likely to be cancelled.
The match had to be cancelled without putting a single ball in place due to delay in toss due to rain. Thousands of spectators faced disappointment due to the cancellation of the match.
India have played the only T20 match against South Africa on the field in which the Indian team suffered a defeat. The Indian team has won only one Test and two ODIs at Dharamsala, while the hosts have suffered defeats in two ODIs and one T20. The Dharamsala Stadium has so far played one Test, four ODIs and one T20. A total of 8 T20 matches have been played in Dharamsala between foreign teams.
Since 2006, 13 T20 matches have been played between India and South Africa so far. India have won 8 and South Africa in 5. The last T20 match between India and South Africa was played on February 24, 2018, in which India won by 7 wickets.