New Delhi, Sep 13: The first Twenty20 international between India and South Africa on Sunday was abandoned due to torrential rain.
A downpour in Dharamsala meant play was called off even before the toss took place for the opening game in the three-match series.
There was a brief reprieve in the weather, allowing ground staff to try to clear the deluge from the covers and the outer field, but the match was called off at around 19:48 local time.
The teams will reconvene in Mohali for the second contest on Wednesday.
The T20 series concludes in Bengaluru on September 22 before the three-match Test begins in Visakhapatnam on October 2.
Bad news: Match Abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.
The rain did slow down for 5-7 minutes in between, but it's picked up again. And is quite heavy.
It's raining heavily in Dharamsala at the moment.
Harsha Bhogle says there is a lot of water on the covers and on the ground.
Only a slight drizzle now, which looks like it could end soon, but there is a lot of water on the covers and on the ground. Cut off is 21.46 so lots of time— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 15, 2019