Heavy downpour in Dharmashala ahead of first T20 against SA

India vs South Africa, India tour of South Africa, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan
Indian cricket team players Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya and others with coach Ravi Shastri during a practice session in Dharamshala. Photo: PTI

Thundershowers lashed Dharmashala on Sunday (September 15) afternoon ahead of the first Paytm Twenty20 international match between India and South Africa.

According to the weather forecast, more downpours are expected in intervals through the day.

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While the match is scheduled to start at 7 PM IST, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) is equipped with quality drainage facility and can prepare the ground for a 40-over game even if the rain stops by 5 PM.

For the match to be declared official, both the side have to play at least five-overs each.

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