The Blue Label Telecoms Proteas and Australia were denied useful match practice ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 (T20) when the first KFC T20 international was washed out at Axxess St George's Park on Sunday.
Rain fell throughout the morning in Port Elizabeth, and although it stopped around 2:30pm - the time that the game was scheduled to get underway - it soon returned to prevent any play at all.
The second match of the series is scheduled for Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Wednesday, while the final game will be played at SuperSport Park on Friday.
Fans who bought valid tickets for the rained out match in Port Elizabeth can claim a refund by going to either PostNet or Axxess St George’s Park from Wednesday, 12 March, and fill out a refund form. There is a two-week period to do this with the closing date being 26 March 2014. Refunds to be paid on or before 18 April 2014.
South Africa's first game of the World T20 is against Sri Lanka on March 22 in Chittagong, and they will play two warm-up matches in Bangladesh prior to the tournament.