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Fifth India-South Africa T20I called off due to rain, series shared

Only 3.3 overs of play were possible in the final match

ind-sa-t20-rain-pti Ground staff clear water from field as the play is stopped due to rain during the 5th and final T20 cricket match between India and South Africa, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru | PTI

India and South Africa shared honours in the five-match T20I series after the last game in Bengaluru 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. 

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