India and South Africa shared the trophy of the five-match T20I series after the last game in Bangalore on Sunday was called off due to rain after 3.3 overs. India lost the first two games of the series but bounced back to win the next two, making the final ODI a decider. With the last game getting washed out, the visitors held on to one of their impressive records. South Africa have never lost a T20I series in India, and have not lost a white-ball series in the country since 2010.
India lost the toss in all five matches and were asked to chase in all of those. They also played the same XI in all the games. Heinrich Klaasen ended the series as its highest run-scorer with 118 runs in three innings at an average of 39.33 and strike rate of 151.28. The highest wicket-taker of the series is Dwaine Pretorius with five scalps. The highest total we saw was 212 – 3 by South Africa in the opening T20I, which India failed to chase down.
The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) have informed that they will refund 50 per cent of the ticket money to the spectators after the wash out.
India’s next assignment is the series against Ireland early next month.
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