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South Africa. (Photograph Supply: BCCI)

M.Chinnaswamy hosted India and South Africa within the fifth and remaining match of the intriguing five-match T20I sequence on Sunday (nineteenth June) in entrance of an expectant full-house crowd. However sadly, the rain gods had a decisive say within the sequence as the sport was finally washed out after a heavy downpour in Bengaluru.

The sport was halted briefly earlier than the beginning of the Indian batting innings, as Rishabh Pant was left annoyed after dropping 5 tosses on the trot and was invited to bat first but once more. The sport was diminished to 19 overs per facet because of the halt in play. However after the sooner infringement, rain as soon as once more interrupted, however this time it was greater than only a passing bathe and in the end determined the end result of the sequence, which ended degree at 2-2.

India headed into the sequence finale with momentum of their stride after recording back-to-back complete victories over the Proteas. Alternatively, South Africa’s batters, who had been scintillating the opening two T20Is of the sequence, failed miserably within the final two matches. The visiting staff’s distress was additional compounded when their influential skipper Temba Bavuma sustained an elbow damage within the fourth T20I and obtained dominated out of the sequence decider.

India’s seek for white-ball sequence victory over South Africa on residence soil continues

South Africa boasts a formidable report of not dropping a single limited-overs sequence in India since 2011, a report that was underneath severe menace after their loss within the third and fourth T20I towards a resurgent Indian facet. Though the Proteas halted India’s report 12-match profitable streak and handed them successive defeats, they may go away the subcontinent on a disappointing notice.

In the meantime, Rahul Dravid will ponder over the poor type of top-order batters like Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad, as rather more was anticipated from the 2 proficient batters. The most important constructive for the staff after this sequence shall be their potential to bounce again after disheartening defeats, particularly the bowlers who repaid the religion proven in them after a few underwhelming video games.