• South Africa v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Durban

First T20I washed out in Durban

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The first T20 international between South Africa and Pakistan in Durban was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

It had been raining in Durban for more than five hours prior to the start of play, and the chances of a game going ahead were slim with puddles around the outfield and the showers not relenting.

Even around half-an-hour after the scheduled time for the toss, the umpires said it would take at least two hours to get the ground in playable condition once the rain stopped. That didn't happen, and the umpires called off the game at 6.30pm, two hours and eight minutes before the cut-off time for a five-over fixture.

The second T20 international will take place in Centurion on March 3.

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