The 1st ODI between India vs South Africa has been called off due to rain


The first One-Day International of the three-match series between India vs South Africa was abandoned due to rain in Dharamsala on Thursday.

The toss was delayed earlier due to wet conditions but soon the rain started pouring in and eventually, the officials called off the match without a ball being bowled. It was the second match inside six months at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium that was called off due to inclement weather. The second match of the series will be played in Lucknow on Sunday while both sides will travel to Kolkata for the third and final ODI on March 18.

According to weather reports, there will be a cloud cover during the second game in Lucknow on Sunday but rain is expected to stay away

Stats and trivia

  • Since Bumrah-Bhuvneshwar first played together in an ODI, India has a 31-10 win/loss record when both play, 19-9 when one of them plays, and 5-4 when neither of them plays.

  • Quinton de Kock's ODI average of 60.3 is the second-best for an opener with 500 runs or more against India

  • Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 20 wickets against South Africa in seven matches, most against any opponent for him. His average of 15.65 against South Africa is also his best against any opposition (excluding Hong Kong and Zimbabwe).


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