1st T20I (N), Durban, Mar 1 2013, Pakistan tour of South Africa
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
• ESPNcricinfo staff

First T20I washed out in Durban

The first T20 international between South Africa and Pakistan in Durban was abandoned without a ball being bowled

Match centre 
Commentator: Sidharth Monga

6.30pm What a shame. The match has been called off without a ball being bowled. With that bad news, I fare thee well

6.20pm Still raining in Durban. But some good sense from CSA. It will refund ticket money even if we get a game but it is shorter than seven overs. Refunds can be claimed between March 3 and March 24

What a shame it is still raining

5.40pm Actually it has rained so much it might take the ground staff, led by good old Wilson Ngobese, two hours to get the ground ready once the rain stops. Not looking good, folks

5.30pm Being told that a five-over game needs to start by 8.38pm latest, and the ground staff will need an hour at least to clear the ground. So if the rain hasn't stopped by 7.38pm, we might as well this off. And it is raining still

5.15pm No signs of rain letting up in Durban. We will keep you updated

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5pm South Africa might have dominated the Test series, but T20 is a horse of a different colour. Anything can happen here. Durban, in normal course, is as good place as any to start this series. However, tonight I have some wet news for you: Shaun Pollock is asking for a roof at Kingsmead, and it has been bucketing down. The forecast doesn't look great, but they are hoping the early rain might pass and give us a five-over game at least. The cut-off time is 8.30pm, but the game can be called off earlier too

Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
Tossno toss
SeriesPakistan tour of South Africa
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberT20I no. 304a
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days1 March 2013 - night match (20-over match)
Adrian Holdstock
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Brian Jerling
Reserve Umpire
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe