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Nw: Persistent rain washes out dress rehearsal for final

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Handiest two overs had been bowled earlier than the heavens opened

Pooja Vastrakar returned to the Indian side but could not get game time  •  ECB/Getty Images

Pooja Vastrakar returned to the Indian facet but might perchance now not gain recreation time  •  ECB/Getty Photos

Match Abandoned India 4 for 0 in two overs vs South Africa

The T20I tri-series match between South Africa and India became washed out, two overs into the recreation, attributable to chronic rain in East London. Both groups share some extent every. While it dampens their preparation ahead of the T20 World Cup subsequent month, the washout is inconsequential to the tri-series as India and South Africa had sealed a attach in the final.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and chose to bat. In a wide enhance, the company had seam-bowling allrounder Pooja Vastrakar replacing Amanjot Kaur. This became Vastrakar’s first day day skedaddle back and forth for India since September but rain performed spoilsport.

India opened with Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues, who obtained off the put with a four over quilt, earlier than making technique for the covers. The rain never stopped and the match became known as off in the extinguish.

For South Africa, senior tempo bowler Shabnim Ismail returned after missing out on the principal three video games of the series. Replacing Masabata Klaas, Ismail started off with a maiden over.

They had also faced every other in the outlet match of the series, where India won by 27 runs.

India are unbeaten in the series, with West Indies – the third crew – already eradicated with a recreation left.

Srinidhi Ramanujam is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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