South Africa take series 2-0 after Kolkata washout


The third and final Twenty20 international between India and South Africa at Eden Gardens was washed out without a ball being bowled, giving the tourists the series 2-0. No play was possible after a heavy evening shower left the ground water-logged.

The forecasted rain arrived about an hour and a half before the scheduled start of play, and while it did not last for more than 30 minutes the damage was enough to get the Eden Gardens ground staff into overdrive mode. The match referee and umpires convened several times to inspect the pitch and conditions, but too much water had seeped into various spots on the outfield and ultimately, after three official inspections the decision was taken to call off the match soon after 9:30pm IST.

The teams now move into the five-match ODI series, the first of which is in Kanpur on Sunday.

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