The second Twenty20 international between India Women and South Africa women at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat was washed out without a ball being bowled on Thursday.

The match was scheduled to start at 7 pm IST, with the toss was scheduled to take place at 6.30 pm IST. However, incessant rain meant that there was no toss.

Following the inspection at 8 pm IST, the match officials decided to call off the game.

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While there was no game, the Surat crowd turned out in huge numbers and both the team appreciated the crowd support after the match was abandoned.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led India are currently leading the five-match T20I series 1-0, having won the series opener on Tuesday by 11 runs.

Deepti Sharma starred with the ball as India beat the Sune Luus-led unit in a low-scoring encounter.

Sharma, who became the first Indian to bowl three maidens in T20I, returned with the figures of 4-3-8-3 as India successfully defended 130 runs. The Indian off-spinner was the difference between a win and a loss.

While South Africa’s Mignon du Preez scored a quickfire 59 off 43 balls, it eventually was not enough as the visitors failed to secure a lead in the series.

The third T20I of the series will be played on September 29, Sunday.