Live Updates

  • 9:57 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: Unfortunate scenes from Bengaluru, the rain will continue to disrupt the course of play and as a result the match has been called off. The series is shared.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: We are still waiting for the game to start. The umpires reckons we can have a gave from 10:02 PM IST onwards. The mopping work will take some 20 minutes to finish.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: Just as we speak, Rain has come back. This isn’t looking good at the moment. It is too heavy to continue. The players are off and we will lose more overs from now on. For every four minutes we will lose one over. Stay tuned for more updates. FULL SCORECARD: https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/ind-vs-sa-202108/live-scores/-vs–live-cricket-score-5th-t20i-match-205745-full-scorecard.html

  • 8:15 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: A great start by Ishan Kishan in the first over has been spoilt by some poor shot selection once again by both the Indian openers. South Africa have struck back and struck back in fine fashion. First Ishan Kishan and now Ruturaj Gaikwad, both have to take the long walk back to the pavilion, leaving India in a spot of bother right now.

  • 7:48 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: We are minutes away from the match. Both the openers, Ruturaj Gaikwad & Ishan Kishan are out there for India. Rain would mean, India will have a bit of advantage. The ball might skid through and a boundary or even a couple would mean the ball would get wet.

  • 7:36 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: New Update | Play Will Start at 7:50 PM IST. We are going to have a 19 overs game tonight.

  • 7:19 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: The rain has stopped, the super-soppers are out. We are finally going to have a game now. We have to wait 20 minutes more.

  • 7:06 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: Rain halts play at Chinnaswamy. The covers have come on.

  • 6:52 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: South Africa opt to bowl first.

  • 6:19 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: TEAM NEWS | South Africa are piling up on the injury front. Temba Bavuma’s injury means Keshav Maharaj will lead in his absence, with Reeza Hendricks expected to open with Quinton de Kock.

  • 6:13 PM IST
    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: HEAD TO HEAD | Overall Matches Played -19 IND Won-11, SA Won-8; Last 5 Matches – SA (2) IND (3); In India- Matches Played -8, IND -3 SA -5.
  • 5:58 PM IST
    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: KEY PLAYERS | Ranked number three in ICC T20 rankings, spinner Tabraiz Shamsi is not having a good time in the series as he has scalped only one wicket so far. However, the left-arm spinner can turn out to be a match-winner for his side during the fifth T20I. Shamsi bowls slow through the air and has a lot of variations. He also has an idea of the conditions at Chinnaswamy as he was previously associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL.
  • 5:57 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: KEY PLAYERS | Ishan Kishan is the leading run-scorer in the series with 191 runs in just four matches. The left-handed batter is playing at an excellent average of almost 48, and he scores runs at a brisk pace as well. The left-handed batter will want to continue his good form in the series decider as well.

  • 5:39 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: As per reports, we are likely to have a match without any rain interruptions as the chances of rainfall is less in Bengaluru. Stay hooked to this space for all the latest updates of the match.

  • 5:23 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: It’s partly cloudy here in Bengaluru. Rain interruptions are likely to happen during the match. A possibility of a compete wash-out is unlikely to happen.

  • 5:15 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: SOUTH AFRICA |Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Kagiso Rabada, Reeza Hendricks, Wayne Parnell.

  • 5:14 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: INDIA | Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Venkatesh Iyer, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik, Deepak Hooda.

  • 5:13 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: Both teams are chasing history heading into the fifth T20I. India have never lost a bilateral T20I series at home since 2019, while the South Africans have never lost a series in India since 2011 across formats. One of them will change come Sunday.

  • 5:12 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs SA 5th T20I: India take on South Africa in the fifth and final T20I in Bengaluru on Sunday. India won the fourth T20I by 82 runs to take the series to the decider. After South Africa won the first two games, India came back and won the next two and played some attacking brand of cricket.

  • 5:05 PM IST

    Hello and Welcome to our LIVE Coverage of the 5th T20I Series Decider Between India and South Africa!

Highlights India vs South Africa 5th T20I Latest Cricket Score & Updates: Match Called Off at Chinnaswamy; Series Shared

Highlights India vs South Africa 5th T20I

AS IT HAPPENED: India and South Africa shared honours in the five-match T20I series after the last game here on Sunday was called off due to rain with only 3.3 overs of play possible. India and South Africa were on level terms at 2-2 after four matches. FULL SCORECARD: CLICK HERE

India (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj(c), Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje.

PREVIEW: With head coach Rahul Dravid’s mantra of consistency in the playing eleven, giving players time and making them feel settled in their positions, India have now started to benefit from it. After losing in New Delhi and Cuttack, the Rishabh Pant-led side resisted the temptation of making any changes to the eleven and with better execution of plans, registered victories by 47 runs and by 82 runs in Visakhapatnam and Rajkot respectively. On the batting front, Ishan Kishan has been impactful with the bat in the series while Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya were impressive at the back end in Rajkot. Ruturaj Gaikwad, despite a fifty in Visakhapatnam, would like to get some big runs, so as Shreyas Iyer. Though his bowling changes and captaincy picks have been nice, Pant the batter coming to his best batting self in the venue where he made his T20I debut in 2017 will fill the last missing piece in India’s batting puzzle. With doubts over Temba Bavuma’s availability due to left elbow injury causing him to retire hurt in Rajkot, the visitors will be fretting over whether Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell have recovered from their injuries to play in Bengaluru. The top-order, despite Quinton de Kock’s return in Rajkot after recovering from wrist injury, has been shaky while the middle order hasn’t been able to carry the workload after being chief architects of victories in first two matches. The stage is set for an enthralling finale to an exciting series between India and South Africa.