India vs Australia 3rd T20I, Highlights: How wet outfield played spoilsport in series decider

first_imgThe third and final Twenty20 international between India and Australia has been abandoned without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield. The series ends tied 1-1.The 3rd T20I against Australia has been called off due to a wet outfield. The series is drawn 1-1 #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 201720.21 IST: THAT’S IT! The match has been called off due to wet outfield. India and Australia share the trophy.19.40 IST: The covers are coming on just moments before the scheduled inspection. The wait gets longer.Ground staff working very hard to try and sort out the outfield. Fingers crossed #INDvAUS (@CricketAus) October 13, 2017And we’ll have another outfield inspection in around 25 mins, at 7.45pm local #INDvAUS- (@CricketAus) October 13, 201719.18 IST: No toss yet, Umpires to inspect pitch at 19.45 IST. The outfield is still quite wet. Virat Kohli and David Warner are having a chat with with match officials.The toss has been delayed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. Next inspection at 7 PM IST. #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 201718.20 IST: Toss has been delayed due to wet outfield. Next inspection at 19.00 IST.Take a look at the pitch for the 3rd and final T20I against Australia at Hyderabad. What’s your prediction? #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2017Welcome to the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad for the 3rd #INDvAUS T20! Who’s your tip to take out the series decider? (@CricketAus) October 13, 2017ODI series won, now time to clinch the T20I series. #TeamIndia are off to the stadium for the third and final match. #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2017India will be itching to bounce back from the thrashing they received in Guwahati when they take on an edgy but resilient Australia in the series-deciding third and final T20I today.Rain may play spoilsport in the match with weather forecast indicating possibility of light to moderate rain in Hyderabad.The city has been receiving good rainfall almost on a daily basis for about a week, throwing normal life out of gear. Arrangements have been made at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, the venue of the match, to ensure that the match is held without any problem.Curator YL Chandrasekhar said the recent rain has not affected the wicket.However, the outfield was affected a bit and some fans were being used to dry the affected area. The T20I series is locked 1-1 after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second match at Guwahati on October 10.A bit of fun and laughter followed by an intense nets session. #TeamIndia gear up for the final T20I tomorrow in Hyderabad. #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2017The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is usually good for batting and fans will be expecting a run feast after the low-scoring affair on a damp pitch in Guwahati.Though it has been a regular venue in the IPL, it will be the first time that a T20 International will be played here.How is that for accuracy from @hardikpandya7? Was asked to target the marker and he nails it. #TeamIndia #INDvAUS BCCI (@BCCI) October 12, 2017TeamsIndia: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul and Axar Patel.Australia: David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye.last_img

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