Final T20 called off over wet outfield

Final T20 called off over wet outfield

Final T20 called off over wet outfield

With this result, the three-match series was shared 1-1.

The Match has been called off! They had the first inspection at 7 pm and followed it up with another at 7.45pm. The outfield is still quite wet.

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Update: The third T20I between India and Australia has been called off due to wet outfield.

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However, rain might play spoilsport as the forecast is not promising with the met department predicting thundershowers during the match hours. The city has been consistently receiving rains through the week, throwing normal life out of gear.

Later, the match officials including the match referee, the umpires went around the ground and took the final call because the ground was not fit to play as per worldwide standards. So much so that on the eve of the match, a few pedestal fans, propped over chairs, were used to dry out the soggy areas. The decision to abandon the match - after two inspections at 7.00 pm and 7.45 pm - in the three-match T20I series also meant the series ended in a one-all draw.

The action has shifted to the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad today for the series-deciding clash.

Though it has been a regular venue in the IPL, it will be the first time that a T20 global will be played here.

The hosts will heavily rely on their hard-hitting batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya.

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