South-Africa Australia 2nd T20I delayed due to rain
The first T20 match was washed out due to rain © Getty Images (File Photo)
Durban: Mar 12, 2014
Rain and a wet outfield delayed the start of the second Twenty20 international between South Africa and Australia at Kingsmead, Durban on Wednesday. The first match in the three-game series, in Port Elizabeth last Sunday, was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain.
It was raining since evening at Durban and when it stopped, the umpires planned to set for inspecting the conditions. But even before they assesed, the rain resumed.
The third match is scheduled for Centurion on Friday.
The series was supposed to help the teams prepare before the ICC World T20. Earlier in the day, South African captain Faf du Plessis was reassured by the fact that they have two warm-up matches in Dhaka before their opening match against Sri Lanka on March 22, saying that it will be good preparation as the matches would be played in sub-continental conditions.