Southampton: Sheldon Cottrell blazed through with two quick scalps to reduce South Africa to 29/2 in 7.3 overs before the game was called off due to rain on Monday.
The action started with Faf du Plessis and his team in a dire need of getting their first points on the board they had incurred three straight losses before coming into this game. They shared points with West Indies courtesy the showers, but now have just one out of a possible eight at ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.
The first wicket of the day came in the third over, when Hashim Amla was flustered by a series of seam variations from Cottrell. The right-hander edged one to Shai Hope, and the trademark 'Sheldon Salute' garnered roars from those assembled here.
The left-arm seamer who finished with figures of 2/18 ? then got the better of Aiden Markram, who had come into the XI in place of JP Duminy. The short ball worked once again, as the right-hander was dismissed for a 10-ball 5. The action was soon suspended due to the incoming showers, and never resumed thereafter.
South Africa's next assignment will come against Afghanistan the only team with no points against their name now in Cardiff on June 16. West Indies, meanwhile, will lock horns with hosts England in Southampton two days before that. (UNI)