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India Vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Rain Plays Spoilsport As IND Vs RSA Abandoned Without Toss - As It Happened

The 1st T20I between South Africa and India has been cancelled at Kingsmead in Durban. Play was abandoned without toss as rain played spoilsport. Catch the updates and highlights of the 1st IND Vs RSA T20 match here

India take on South Africa starting with 1st T20I starting today
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Rain and cricket! India's tour opening T20I match against South Africa at Kingsmead on Sunday has been called off without the toss thanks to incessant rain in Durban. India are in South Africa for a three-match T20I series, to be followed by three ODIs and a couple of Test matches. The second RSA vs IND T20I in Gqeberha is scheduled for Tuesday. Get all the IND Vs RSA updates right here. (Preview | Streaming | Key Battles | Full Coverage)

9:30 PM: Match Has Been Called-Off

Continuous rain in Durban has forced the T20I between India and South Africa to be called-off. The match was abandoned without toss.

9:20 PM: Rain Still Persists At Kingsmead

Well, nothing positive to come out from Durban as rain continues to fall at Kingsmead.

8:50 PM: Rain Continues In Durban

There are still no updates as to when play resumes. 

8:35 PM: IND-W vs ENG-W, 3rd T20I; ENGW - 126 (20) - Innings Break!

Heather Knight led from the front as she scored a valiant half-century to give England a fighting 127 against India in the third T20I in Mumbai. Saika Ishaque (3/22) and Shreyanka Patil (3/19) were the pick of the Indian bowlers.

8:25 PM: West Indies Announce 15-Member Squad, Russell Included

All-rounder Andre Russell returns to the West Indies T20I side after almost two years. He is included in the 15-member squad to play a three-match T20I series against England. Check the West Indies squad here.

8:20 PM: India U-19 Lose To Pakistan U-19 In ACC U-19 Asian Youth Cup

Pakistan U-19 beat the India U-19 team by eight wickets in the ACC U-19 Asian Youth Cup.

8:15 PM: Women's Premier League 2024 Auction Highlights

A total of 165 players gave their names in the Women's Premier League Player Auction and only 30 players were sold out on Saturday as all five teams of the WPL completed their 18-member squad for the next season. Catch all the highlights of the auction here.

8:10 PM: Rain Gets Heavier
As per the latest visuals from the ground, the rain is getting heavier. The ground is still under the covers and there has been no certainty about the match. Let's keep our fingers crossed and pray to the rain god.

8:05 PM: Zimbabwe vs Ireland 3rd T20I - IRE Won By 6 Wickets

Zimbabwe scored 140 runs by losing six wickets and Ireland chased it down in 18.4 overs. With this victory, they won the series 2-1. Harry Tector has been named as 'Player of the Series'.

8:00 PM: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 Quarter-Final Starts Tomorrow
The Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 enters its business end. The quarter-finals will be played on Monday, December 11. Rajkot will be the venue for all the four quarter-finals. As for the matches - Haryana takes on Bengal in the first quarter-final, Rajasthan against Kerala in the second, Vidarbha against Karnataka in the third whereas Mumbai goes head-to-head against Tamil Nadu in the fourth quarter-final. Check its live-streaming details here.

7:45 PM: Another Update

As the ground is still under covers, it has been announced that the overs will start getting deducted after 8:10 PM.

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7:29 PM: Elsewhere In India Women Vs England Women, 3rd T20I

India Women have taken two wickets inside five overs against England Women in the third and final T20I in Mumbai. Renuka Singh Thakur has provided the breakthrough. Score 26/2 (5 Overs). You can catch the live updates from the game right here.

7:15 PM: Deepak Chahar Set To Miss Out

Seamer Deepak Chahar will miss out on playing the 1st T20I as he is away due to personal reasons.

6:55 PM: Rain Update

Covers are on the field at the moment as it seems raining. Hope it goes soon and the match starts on time.

6:50 PM: Weather Report

Unfortunately for cricket fans, there is a slight chance of Durban being besieged by rains, which will put a damper on the proceedings and provide the series with an unwelcome start. Should the rain gods be merciful, the two sides can hope to enjoy a chill outing with the weather steady at around 20 degrees Celsius. 

6:40 PM: Head-To-Head

India and South Africa have played 24 T20Is with the former leading the head-to-head, 13-10. Dubiously, it is the only format in which India have a better record compared to the Proteas! 

6:20 PM: Preview!

A young Indian outfit will be asked tough questions, answers to which might not be readily available, when it faces a sturdy South African side in T20 International starting today.

With injured skipper Hardik Pandya out till the start of IPL, lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah taking a break and not much clarity over Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's T20 future ahead of the World Cup in June, one wouldn't be able to read much into either success or failure of the team in South Africa.

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After thrashing Australia 4-1 in the home T20I series, Suryakumar Yadav-led India head to South Africa to battle the home team in a three-match T20I series starting today. The Men In Blue will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests matches. One eye will already be on the T20 World Cup next year as Indian management look to chart out the key players for the marquee tournament next year. That said, with some key names back in the group, a winning start will be the top of the list as India take on South Africa in Durban

Squads:

South Africa Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Tristan Stubbs, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Donovan Ferreira, Lizaad Williams

India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Kishan, Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Kuldeep Yadav

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