IND vs SA 5th T20I: Taking on South Africa – India, Rain prevented play in the fifth and final match between India and South Africa, which finished with the series tied at 2-2. The match was played at Bengaluru.
IND vs SA 5th T20I Highlights
The fifth and final game of the series, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, was rained out after only 3.3 overs. The rain stopped play at 9:40 pm IST, and the umpires said that no more games could be played. As a result, the series was tied at 2-2, and South Africa kept their streak of not losing a T20I series in India alive.
Player of the series
In the five-match tie between India and South Africa, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named the Player of the Series. In the four games, Bhuvneshwar took six wickets at an economy rate of just over six and an average of 14.17. He was also named the vice-captain of the Indian team that will play two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in Ireland later this month.
India vs South Africa 5th T20I Toss
South Africa changed their captain from Temba Bavuma to Keshav Maharaj because Bavuma was hurt and couldn’t play. However, they still won the toss and chose to field first, just like they did before. India would bat first at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as a result.
Possible changes in teams
South Africa made three changes to their starting lineup. Kagiso Rabada replaced Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs replaced Tabraiz Shamsi, and Reeza Hendricks took the place of Bavuma, who was hurt.
India, on the other hand, didn’t change at all.
India Playing 11
Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa Playing 11
Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
IND vs SA 5th T20I Live Updates: Rain getting persistent
It seems like the rain is getting heavier over time, which will make it harder for the grounds crew to do their magic and get the field ready for play as quickly as possible. At this rate, the match is almost certainly going to end early.
Live Updates: IND vs SA 5th T20I India 28/2 in 3.3 overs when rain stops play
Lungi Ngidi is into the attack.
Ball 1 Gaikwad runs down the field and hits the ball over the infield, which scores two runs.
Ball 2 Wicket!! Up in the air… and gone! Ngidi’s change of pace has worked again. Gaikwad tries to hit the ball over mid-on, but his bat turns in his hand, and the ball only gets as far as Pretorious at mid-on.
Ball 3 On the pads, India’s captain Rishabh Pant worked it away for a single to get his first run.
And it’s raining again, so the covers are going back on. Since it’s not raining too hard, we should be able to play sooner rather than later. But for now, the players have been told to go back to their dugouts, and the whole field is being covered.
IND vs SA 5th T20I Live Updates: Gaikwad hits a four
Kagiso Rabada has gone on the offensive.
Ball 1: Rabada bowls a dot ball on the first delivery, and Gaikwad hits it to mid-on for no runs.
Again, Gaikwad plays the ball on the on-side for no runs, making it Ball 2 Dot.
Ball 3! That would have been another wicket for South Africa. Gaikwad went for a big shot without getting in line with the ball, and the ball just missed the stumps by a little bit.
Ball 4! This time, the Indian batter did get in line with the ball. And hit a four by pulling a short-of-length ball to deep mid-wicket.
On the fifth ball, Gaikwad hit it to third base for a single. The Indian opener hit the ball well.
Ball 6 Close, but in the end, a single is not given.
India’s live score after three overs is 25-1.