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Ind vs SA 1st ODI highlights: Match abandoned due to rain without toss

India vs South Africa match was called off due to excessive rain in Dharamshala

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Indian cricket player Rishabh Pant during a practice session ahead of the first ODI against South Africa, in Dharamshala. Photo: PTI
Indian cricket player Rishabh Pant during a practice session ahead of the first ODI against South Africa, in Dharamshala. Photo: PTI
IND vs SA 1st ODI Live Score Updates: The first one day international match between India cricket team and South Africa cricket team at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh was abandoned due to rains. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli will now take on South Africa, led by Quinton de Kock in the 2nd ODI in Lucknow on 15th March. South Africa tour of India is the last one before the start of the IPL 2020. This India vs South Africa match is the first one since both the teams faced each other in the ICC World Cup 2019.

For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya are making a comeback in the series. is also returning to the team and it would lend valuable experience to the Indian top-order, which badly missed both the openers in New Zealand. 

Alos, the upcoming second and third ODI between India and South Africa may be played behind closed doors, sources within the BCCI said on Wednesday. The Central government has suspended all visas to India till April 15 as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus and this has put IPL's scheduling in doubt.

As part of advisory issued by the Health Ministry, all federations have been asked to avoid large gatherings. 

When asked about the upcoming second and third ODI between India and South Africa, a BCCI source told PTI: "Government has issuesd advisory on sporting events and we have to follow them. We will follow the advisory for the upcoming second and third ODI".

The second and third ODI will be played in Lucknow and Kolkata respectively on March 15 and 18.

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