Cricket: Rain threatens to wash out first T20 international

Steady rain threatened to wash out the first Twenty20 international between South Africa and Pakistan at Kingsmead here on Friday.

Rain fell for most of the afternoon and was still falling at the scheduled time for the toss.

Although the pitch area was covered there were large puddles on the outfield.

The match is the first of two, with the second scheduled in Centurion on Sunday.