Last Update: December 29, 2022, 20:48 IST
2nd T20 match between India The U-19 women’s team and their South African counterparts were left without a ball to be bowled on Thursday due to a wet outfield.
Initially rain delayed the toss and start of play and later after inspection the match at the Staines City Ground here was abandoned due to a wet outfield.
The Indian Cricket Board posted a picture of the Indian players shaking hands with their South African counterparts.
“The 2nd T20I between India U-19 Women and South Africa U-19 Women at Stan City Ground, Pretoria has been called off due to a wet outfield,” the BCCI tweeted.
India U-19 lead the five-match series 1-0 after a 54-run win in the first match here on December 27.
Shweta Sehrawat and Soumya Tiwary scored identical scores of 40 as India managed to post 137 for 5 in 20 overs. Shafali Verma, a mainstay of India’s senior team who is captaining the team, was dismissed for a duck.
Pacers Shabnam MD and Archana Devi then took three wickets each to restrict South Africa Under-19 to 83 for eight.
The third match of the series will be played on the same ground on New Year’s Eve.
The tour is as important for India as the ICC Women’s T20 world The cup will begin on January 14 in South Africa.
A total of 12 teams, including India, have got direct entry into the tournament, while four teams will come through the qualifiers route.
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