India, SA share trophy as weather plays spoilsport in fifth T20I

India and South Africa were on level terms at 2-2 after four matches. After being put into bat, a steady downpour delayed the game by 50 minutes. It started raining just when the game was about to start.
India, SA share trophy as weather plays spoilsport in fifth T20I
India captain Rishabh Pant and SA stand-in skipper Keshav Maharaj share the trophy

BENGALURU: India and South Africa shared honours in the five-match T20I series after the last game here on Sunday was called off due to rain with only 3.3 overs of play possible.

India and South Africa were on level terms at 2-2 after four matches. After being put into bat, a steady downpour delayed the game by 50 minutes. It started raining just when the game was about to start. The curtailed match did start at 7:50 pm but was called off after only 16 minutes of play in which India managed 28 runs for the loss of two wickets.

Lungi Ngidi (2/6) got both the wickets of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad with a couple of slower deliveries. Kishan (15 off 7 balls) hit two sixes off Keshav Maharaj’s opening over but was undone by a loopy slower delivery from Ngidi as he committed to the shot early and played all over it.

Gaikwad (10) also failed to pick up a slower delivery and was holed out at mid-on before the heavens opened up again to stop the series decider. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) later informed that they will refund 50 per cent of the ticket money to the spectators following the wash out.

BRIEF SCORES: India 28/2 in 3.3 overs vs South Africa

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