Rain Forces Durban Abandonment
South Africa v Pakistan
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
First Twenty20 International, Durban
Torrential rain in Durban meant that the first Twenty20 International between South Africa and Pakistan was abandoned without a ball bowled in Kingsmead, Durban.
Rain had been falling heavily for much of the day prior to the 1800 local time (1600 GMT) start, with prospects of play always looking slim. The umpires Shaun George and Adrian Holdstock chose to abandon the match just 30 minutes later rather than subject any spectators to a long, wet, and probably futile wait.
The Twenty20 series had offered the tourists a chance to recover from the drubbing that they received in the Test series, but they will now only have one more chance in the game’s shortest format - in Centurion on Sunday - before the first of five ODIs begins in Bloemfontein on 10th March.
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