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The captains are handed over the trophy and they share the honours, sealed and completed with a handshake between Pant and Maharaj. Both sides deserved it equally, considering the manner in which the first four games panned out. Whilst it would have been a cracker of a contest to finish off the series, it is only poetic that they share the spoils. And that, folks, brings an end to our coverage of this game and what has been nothing short of a riveting series. We thank you for tuning in and hope you enjoyed our coverage. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest news and live coverage of games from all across the globe. Until we meet again, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, alongside Shashwat Kumar, bidding you adieu! Good night! 
Rishabh Pant (Indian skipper): It might get a little frustrating but there are a lot of positives. How the series was poised 0-2 at the starting and the way the whole team showed their character was great to see. Lots of positives to take from it. I think we are going in a pretty nice spot. We are finding new ways to win matches. There will be mistakes but as long as we keep learning from the mistakes, we will keep going forward. I can only think about giving my 100% each and every time I go out on the field as a player and a captain. It is for you guys to decide how I am doing as a captain but as a player and as a captain, I can only giving my 100% and keep improving. I think this is the first time I have lost these many tosses but it is not in my control (smiles). From an individual point of view, we will be looking to win the Test match in England and from a personal point of view, I will be looking to contribute more with the bat. That's the only thing I am looking forward to. 
Keshav Maharaj (South African skipper): Yeah obvsiouly very disappointed that we could not get in a full game for the end of what has been an exciting tour. We started off pretty well but unfortunately could not get the end to the game. If you saw the way we played in the first three games, we tried a few combinations. We are still a work in progress. I wish the game could have gone on and we could have crossed the line but unforeseen weather is beyond our control. We hope we can have a future series against India as exciting as this one. We carried the confidence from past tours but it was a string Indian side we came up against so we did not want to take anything for granted. 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been adjudged as the Man of the Series for picking up 6 wickets in 4 games. 
Here is what he had to say: 
Really proud. It doesn't matter if it goes to a bowler or a batsman. Winning the Man of the Series in a T20, it's always good. Always say that I don't want to talk much about it (injuries). Just want to focus on getting stronger. I have been playing for years now. Most of the times, I bowl two in the powerplay and two at the back. My role is always the same so the plans pretty much stay the same. Just vary according to the batsman. I think about how I can help the youngsters. I have been pretty blessed (captains he has played under).
The match has been called off! India and South Africa share the series 2-2!

On the face of it, this is probably the outcome this series deserved. After what South Africa did in the first couple of games, they would not have wanted to lose this series. Similarly, India, in the last two matches, probably did enough to set up this finale and earn a share of the spoils. 

From a T20 World Cup perspective, this series has served its purpose, considering India have, more or less, answered some of the more pressing questions that were staring them in the face. Dinesh Karthik has re-emerged as a death-overs international force, alongside Hardik Pandya. Ishan Kishan has shown that he can hold his own against a high-quality pace attack. Avesh Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, too, have illustrated that they can make an impact if given enough opportunities. 

South Africa, on the other hand, might just be worried about their top-order batting. The Dwaine Pretorius experiment worked a charm at Delhi but fell flat thereafter. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock couldn't get going consistently either, meaning that a lot of the burden fell on David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen and Rassie van der Dussen. Each of them played substantial knocks but if South Africa are to last the distance at the T20 World Cup, they might need a bit more from their top order, especially during the powerplay. 

Overall, both teams would not be too displeased with how this rubber materialised. There were occasions where their deficiencies came to the fore but that is always better than those being shown up at the big event. The conditions will be vastly different to what both sides experienced over the past fortnight but the pressure, coupled with the game-awareness that they've had to show, should hold them in good stead moving forward.
Umpires (Anil Choudhary and K Ananthapadmanabhan): Cut off time is 2 past 10. We will try to maximise the play if it is safe and playable. We have to wait, we cannot start with the drizzle. We are in touch (with the groundsmen) and we need to start a game with 2 past ten to constitute a game, which will be 5 overs-a-side. 25-30 minutes is the time required for mopping up operations. We too are waiting for the game to start. We are very positive but few things are out of our control. We do the calculations for 9 o'clock start, 9:10 start, 9:20 start and so on. It was playable before but this time the drizzle is a little more. We will work with the curator and see what we can do. 
Update: While rain continues to blanket the Chinnaswamy stadium, we do have an update for you. 10:02 PM IST is the official cut-off time for a 5 overs-a-side contest. 
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While it continues pouring at Chinnaswamy, plenty of wishes poured in for Father's Day as it was celebrated by the cricketing fraternity - with players sharing heartwarming pictures and stories about their special bond with their fathers. Here are some of the most heart-touching ones 👇
Update: It continues pouring heavily at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Sit back folks, we are in for the long halt. This could take a while to clear!
Rahul Dravid has been a fan-favourite for the Indian head coach position since a while now. However, it has not been all smooth sailing for him after his appointment. Here's what Dravid had to say about the challenges that he has faced as India's head coach over the last eight months! 👇
With South Africa winning a fifth successive toss, this might be the most important one of the lot given that it's a rain-curtailed game we're talking about. Luck sure hasn't favored Rishabh Pant as far as the coin toss goes - take a look at what Twitter had to say regarding the same!👇
The covers are being called on and the players are walking off the ground. We are in for another delay here. Hope it isn't as long as the previous one!
3.3 Lungi Ngidi to Rishabh Pant, back of a length delivery on leg stump. Pant comes half forward and helps the ball down to the fielder at short fine leg for a single to get off the mark
Rishabh Pant, LHB, makes his way to the middle. He has not been in the best of forms recently. Can he turn it around tonight?

Gaikwad was quite uncomfortable in the middle and his stay has been brought to an end by an excellent slower delivery by Rabada. Harshal Patel must be itching to have a go with the ball, seeing how effective the slower delivery is. 
Well folks not the news you might have wanted to hear but here it is nonetheless - it is drizzling at Chinnaswamy once again! Not heavy enough to get the players off the field yet.