Continuous rain overnight and throughout Sunday caused the final T20 international between the Proteas and Zimbabwe to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. Photo: @OfficialCSA via Twitter

BENONI – Rain and a wet outfield caused the abandonment of the third and final Twenty20 international between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Willowmoore Park on Sunday.

Torrential rain fell overnight in the Gauteng area, but the skies had cleared somewhat ahead of the 2.30pm start.

But the weather took a turn for the worse in the afternoon.

South Africa won the series 2-0 after victories at Buffalo Park in East London and Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, after winning an earlier one-day series 3-0.

The matches were largely one-sided, and the Proteas used them to test the depth of their resources, using 22 players across the five matches.

They were expected to make more changes for Sunday’s match, with captain Faf du Plessis reportedly set to be rested.

South Africa travel to Australia later this month to play three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international.

Zimbabwe will depart later this week for Bangladesh, where they will play three one-day internationals and two Tests.

AFP, Staff Writer