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1st ODI (D/N), East London, March 16, 2023, West Indies tour of South Africa

Match abandoned without a ball bowled


First ODI between South Africa and West Indies washed out without a toss

The second ODI is at the same venue on Saturday

Rassie van der Dussen gets down to play a reverse sweep, South Africa vs West Indies, T20 World Cup, Group 1, Dubai, October 26, 2021

File photo: The two teams meet again on Saturday  •  AFP/Getty Images

South Africa v West Indies
Match abandoned
The first ODI between South Africa and West Indies in East London was washed out without a toss. The venue, that was set to host its first men's international game since the pandemic, witnessed intermittent rain through the day.
Play was eventually called off at 4.35pm local, almost four hours after the original start time of 12.30pm. There was rain when the teams entered the stadium, and even though there were a few brief dry spells, there wasn't enough time to dry the outfield before rain returned.
The two teams meet again at the same venue on Saturday, for which the weather forecast appears promising. The third and final ODI of the series will be in Potchefstroom next Tuesday.