Washout ends Proteas hopes of series win

The Proteas women were denied the opportunity to level their T20I series against India by an afternoon shower in Centurion on Wednesday.

India won the toss and put South Africa in to bat with the hosts getting off to a flying start at Supersport Park.

South Africa were 44/0 after the powerplay with Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk going well.

The pair would put on 103 for the first wicket with both notching fifties before Van Niekerk (55) slapped a Deepti Sharma (2/33) straight to mid-on.

Lee (58*) looked set to launch in the final few overs with the Proteas well-placed despite losing Chloe Tryon and Sune Luus (5) cheaply.

With plenty of batting to come and the big-hitting Lee at the crease South Africa were 130 for 3 after 15.3 overs when the rain became too heavy for play to continue.

It looked as though they might get back out on to the park later on but a steady drizzle settled in and the match was abandoned.

The result means that India’s 2-1 series lead is unassailable with the fifth and final match to be played at Newlands on Saturday in another double-header alongside the men’s teams of both nations.