India, SA share series after 5th T20I called off due to rain

Maharaj and Pant
South Africa's Keshav Maharaj (left) and India's Rishabh Pant pose for a picture with the trophy during the toss before the start of the 5th T20I at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo: AFP

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 7:50PM but was called off after only 16 minutes of play in which India managed 28 runs for the loss of two wickets.

Lungi Ngidi got both the wickets of Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad with a couple of slower deliveries.

Kishan hit two sixes off Kehsav 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 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.

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