Rain Ruins Grand Finale; India & SA Share T20I Series 2-2
Bengaluru: An exciting T20 International series was robbed off a grand finale as the fifth match was washed out after just 16 minutes of play at Chinnaswamy Stadium here this evening.
The toss took place at the right time, and it was the same old story. Rishabh Pant lost his fifth toss in as many games, this time against Keshav Maharaj as the injured Temba Bavuma was ruled unfit. And South Africa again asked India to bat first.
As the players were coming out at the assigned hour of 7 pm, the rains came down.
Play finally got under 50 minutes late. Ishan Kishan smashed 2 sixes and blazed to 15 off 7 balls before being castled by Lungi Ngidi in the second over. Ngidi struck again in his next over, having Ruturaj Gaikwad caught by Dwaine Pretorius.
India reached 28/2 in 3.3 overs when the skies opened up again.
Umpires waited till 9.35 pm before calling off the match.
Swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was adjudged Player of the Series.