South Africa v Australia, 1st T20, Port Elizabeth March 9, 2014

First Twenty20 abandoned due to rain

Match abandoned South Africa v Australia

South Africa and Australia will have to settle for a two-match Twenty20 series after the first game in Port Elizabeth was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Persistent rain in Port Elizabeth meant that no play was possible in the first T20, and the teams will now head to Durban for Wednesday's second match, followed by the third game in Centurion.

The rain was mostly unrelenting in Port Elizabeth and although there were brief periods when the covers appeared set to come off, there was always another shower on the way.

With the World T20 in Bangladesh to follow straight after this series, these matches are the only chance for both sides to find their best T20 form and settle on their preferred line-ups.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here