Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | SA Team

Rain has final say in Durban

Heavy afternoon downpours forced the first Twenty20 international between South Africa and Pakistan to be abandoned at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on Friday.


There was some overnight rain in the city, but the cloud cover appeared to have cleared around lunchtime when the sun shone briefly.

However, heavy downpours arrived mid-afternoon and it was still falling at 5:30pm CAT (SA, GMT+2) when the toss was due.

But with rain still falling and puddles quickly forming in the outfield, umpires Shaun George and Adrian Holdstock, along with the curator, Wilson Ngobese, decided to call off proceedings just under an hour later.

The match between the fifth-ranked Proteas and world number six Pakistan is the first of two scheduled -- the second will be played in Pretoria on Sunday -- and will be followed by a five-match one-day series.


The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
The extraordinary book of SA cricket
The Extraordinary Book of South African Cricket is the perfect gift for any cricket fanatic.
Jackers - A Life in Cricket
Robin Jackman has been entertaining cricket followers for more than forty years
Through my eyes


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Neil Manthorp
Poor decisions cost a lot of matches
The Eastern Cape has the largest cricket catchment area in the country which means, among others...

Kepler Wessels
Are batsmen being favoured too much?
The sensational batting feats in one day international cricket continue. I am pretty sure that the...

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
The amazing Mr De Villiers
It really is unbelievable how the Wanderers Stadium is able to produce these record breaking...

Faf du Plessis
The World Cup is a team effort
I’m writing this just before the fourth ODI against the West Indies, and just reflecting on a job...