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India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Tour opening game washed out

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Unrelenting rain has brought an end to the first match without the toss happening.
India's captain Suryakumar Yadav (L) celebrates with teammates
India's captain Suryakumar Yadav (L) celebrates with teammates

India vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: The two teams were greeted with drizzles and a covered pitch and the rain has delayed the toss at Kingsmead. Eventually, the match itself got delayed and we started losing overs at 8.10pm IST. Moving on from the ICC World Cup heartbreak with an impressive 4-1 win over Australia at home, Team India is kickstarting their tour to South Africa with the first T20I of the three-match series against the Proteas on Sunday. Suryakumar Yadav's Team India is set to cross swords with Aiden Markram and Co. in the 1st T20I at Kingsmead. Team India has entered the T20 World Cup season without their seasoned campaigners as the visitors are set to miss the services of all-format skipper Rohit Sharma, ex-skipper Virat Kohli, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, wicketkeeper KL Rahul and pace ace Jasprit Bumrah....Read More

However, Suryakumar and Co. have received a major boost as all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and opener Shubman Gill will make their respective returns in the T20I series. Pacer Deepak Chahar, who missed the final T20I against Australia, is available for the 1st T20I at Durban. Either Ruturaj Gaikwad or Yashasvi Jaiswal is expected to make way for opener Gill in the series opener. Leading the visitors in the T20Is, superstar Suryakumar is assisted by veteran all-rounder Jadeja. The senior all-rounder was earlier named the vice-captain of the Rohit-less side. Talking more about India's playing XI, there will also be a toss-up between spinner Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav.

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Dec 10, 2023 9:25 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Match called off!

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: That's it, nothing to see at Kingsmead folks apart from dark clouds, the rain falling from them, the we grass and covers and umbrellas and raincoats of the people slowly leaving the stadium. The series remains 0-0 after one match and the second match will be played at St George's Park in Gqeberha on Thursday. See you there, ciao!

Dec 10, 2023 9:19 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Hope fading away but not the rain

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: We are now closing in on two hours since the match was scheduled to start, two and a half hours since the toss was scheduled. The players continue to be in good spirits in their training gear. The fans are hunched up beneath umbrellas and raincoats. Not the cricket sights anyone wants to see.

Dec 10, 2023 8:59 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Meanwhile in Mumbai...

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: England have been blown away for 126 runs. Renuka took two wickets, Saika Ishaque and Shreyanka Patil both took three each while Amanjot Kaur took two as well. As stated earlier, you can follow that match here.

Dec 10, 2023 8:38 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: No let up

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: As stated earlier, overs started to be lost at 8.10pm IST. All we can do at the moment, is keep our hopes up. It is still pelting down at Kingsmead though, so that might take some effort.

Dec 10, 2023 8:25 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Suryakumar Yadav on his squad

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Well with the rain still pattering down and no sign of a start yet, let's cast our mind at what captain SKY had to say about the young players in his squad. “The guys I'm watching in T20 cricket right now are very expressive. They don't have a lot of fear of failure. Whatever happens - if they do well or if they don't get runs on that given day - their attitude remains the same on and off the field. That balance is really important when you play this sport,” he said.

Dec 10, 2023 8:12 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: South Africa full squad

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: 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

Dec 10, 2023 8:09 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: India full squad

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: 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

Dec 10, 2023 7:52 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Still drizzling

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: The rain just won't a-go go, for all you Wham! fans out there. The cameras were just trained on the Indian players and they are all joking around in their training kits.

Dec 10, 2023 7:40 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: We start losing over at 4.40pm local time

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: We have done the math for you, it means 8.10pm IST. Still no sign of the covers going off and so it is starting to look pretty bleak now.

Dec 10, 2023 7:30 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: An update

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: And the update is that there is no real update. Still drizzling, covers firmly on the pitch. The match was supposed to start at 7.30pm IST and so obviously, that has been delayed as well.

Dec 10, 2023 7:10 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Meanwhile, in Mumbai...

India's women's team are facing England at the Wankhede Stadium in the third T20I. The visitor have won the toss and chosen to bat first. Renuka Singh, as she does always, has struck early but Sophia Dunkley has cashed in during the second over bowled by Titas Sadhu. 16 runs were scored in it and England are 19/1 in 2 overs. England have already won this series 2-0 and are looking for a cleansweep. You can follow that match here.

Dec 10, 2023 7:03 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: TOSS DELAYED

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Well, chances of any rain interruption seemed unlikely but what are the predictions from us mere mortals in front of nature's will, eh? Toss delayed until further notice as it continues to patter at Kingsmead.

Dec 10, 2023 6:54 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: The pitch all covered up

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Now there have been some drizzles earlier in the day and there is a cloud cover over the stadium. Chances of rain interrupting this game is low but you never know.

Dec 10, 2023 6:38 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: South Africa meet Ravi Bishnoi

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Among those who will be up for a brand spanking new experience among the Indians will be spinner Ravi Bishnoi. He was the leading wicket taker in the five-match series against Australia and rose to the top of the T20I bowling rankings. South Africa have never faced him in this format and indeed, they have faced him just once in ODI cricket. Bishnoi took figures of 1/69 in eight overs in that match.

Dec 10, 2023 6:30 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Good year thus far for Arshdeep Singh

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Arshdeep has been a regular for India in the absence of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and he may have done enough to hold on to his spots whenever the seniors return. He has taken with 25 wickets at 23.68 thus far and is India's highest wicket-taker in the format in 2023. He is also the second highest wicket taker overall this year, only behind Ireland's Mark Adair who has taken 26.

Dec 10, 2023 6:13 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Gerald Coetzee

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: He was one of the standout young players in the 2023 World Cup and the shift he put in during the semi-final was especially remarkable. Coetzee bowled eight overs on the trot in the sweltering heat and humidity of Lucknow. At the end of it all, it was tears for him and South Africa as they lost to eventual champions Australia but he now surely has the chance to show more of himself on this series and the ones that come after it in India's tour.

Dec 10, 2023 6:01 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Ravindra Jadeja returns

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: It has been quite a while since we say any of the Indian seniors, particularly those who are regulars in the ODI and Tests squads, playing a T20I. Today, we might see Ravindra Jadeja out there. He had missed out on the T20 World Cup last year, remember, and hasn't played a T20I since August 2022.

Dec 10, 2023 5:47 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Toss not a factor?

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: 19 T20Is have been played at Kingsmead of which teams batting first and batting second have won eight each. Two games have been washed out and one, between India and Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup, was tied.

Dec 10, 2023 5:28 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Bowling woes for SA

India vs South Africa Live Score, IND vs SA T20 Series: Kagiso Rabada has been rested while Anrich Nortje has been rested which means Lungi Ngidi was the only experienced campaigner among the pacers. But he is now out with a sprained ankle as well.

Dec 10, 2023 5:17 PM IST

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: Fresh faces at Proteas camp

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: Speedster Lungi Ngidi is ruled out of the series opener due to a sprained ankle. South Africa's fast-bowling attack will not feature Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. The hosts are also without Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen. Thus, all eyes will be on the likes of Donovan Ferreira, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs and Andile Phehlukwayo.

Dec 10, 2023 5:09 PM IST

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: Who all are making returns in South Africa series?

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: Only three players from India's T20I squad will feature in the ODI series against South Africa. Shreyas Iyer, Mukesh Kumar and Ishan Kishan have been picked for the ODI series. Assisting Suryakumar in the T20I series is Ravindra Jadeja, who has returned to the white-ball squad as vice-captain. India opener Shubman Gill is also making his return in the South Africa T20Is.

Dec 10, 2023 5:04 PM IST

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: 'Series win against Australia was a big boost': Suryakumar Yadav

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: Speaking to reporters on the eve of the 1st T20I against South Africa, India skipper Suryakumar Yadav said that the series win over Australia was a big boost for the visitors. “The World Cup defeat was a disappointment, and it is tough to move on from it. But the series win against Australia was a big boost even though it came in a different format,” said Suryakumar, who is captaining the Indian side in Hardik's absence. “The players put their hands up against Australia and came up with fearless cricket, and we need to play the same against South Africa. I just told them (players) to do exactly what they do in franchise cricket,” he added.

Dec 10, 2023 5:00 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, 1st T20I: A quick look at T20I squads

South Africa: Aiden Markram (capt), Ottniel Baartman, Matthew Breetzke, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Donovan Ferreira, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams.

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

Dec 10, 2023 4:56 PM IST

India vs South Africa Live Score, 1st T20I: All you need to know about South Africa tour

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: India have arrived in the rainbow nation for its first multi-format away tour after the ICC World Cup 2023. India will play as many as two white-ball series against the Proteas in South Africa. The Men In Blue are kickstarting their away tour with the three-match T20I series in Durban. The One Day International (ODI) series will be followed by a two-Test opera between the two teams. South Africa Test skipper Temba Bavuma and pacer Kagiso Rabada will miss all the limited-overs matches against India.

Dec 10, 2023 4:45 PM IST

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India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live Score: Team India will be hoping to ask some tough questions to hosts South Africa in their first meeting of the three-match T20I series at Durban tonight. Suryakumar Yadav, who guided India to a series win over Australia, is leading the visitors in the absence of all-format skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy Hardik Pandya. Durban's Kingsmead will host the series opener between India and South Africa. The match starts at 7:30 PM IST.