Weather forecast for Bristol today: South Africa take on England in the first of three matches of the T20I series at the County Ground, Bristol today.
During the first T20I of South Africa’s ongoing England tour at Bristol County Ground, South Africa won the Toss and opted to play first in cloudy conditions.
England captain Jos Buttler came out at bat with an aggressive mindset and netted 13 points on Keshav Maharaj’s first Over bowl to set things up and running for the hosts. However, after hitting a few Fours and as many Sixes in just 7 deliveries, he was fired by pacer Lungi Ngidi after adding 22 points to the scoreboard.
His opening partner Jason Roy, on the other hand, came out after another painful stay in the crease, adding just 8 points from the 15 deliveries he faced.
As of this writing, Southpaw slugger Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow had already smashed three Sixes apiece in their respective innings to take the team’s total past the 100-run mark in the 11th Over.
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Weather forecast for Bristol today
Just before the start of play tonight, the chance of rain was estimated at nearly 80% for the next hour and a half as the players took to the pitch amid decent dark cloud cover.
However, while the weather is expected to be cloudy for the duration of the game tonight, with at least 95% cloud cover, the chance of rain has diminished considerably.
While the rain gods have managed to stay away so far, according to Accuweather, the forecast is pleasant for the rest of the night, meaning fans are set for a full T20 game at the County Ground.
The chance of rain for the next four hours has been reduced to 7% as there will likely be no disruption to spectators at the match venue.