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India’s Last T20 Against Australia Called Off, Series Ends in Draw

The third and final T20 between India and Australia was called off without a ball being bowled in Hyderabad.

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The third and final T20 International between India and Australia was called off due to a wet outfield.
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The third and final T20 International between India and Australia was called off on Friday, without a ball being bowled at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. As a result, the three-match T20 series ended in a 1-1 draw.

The two captains Virat Kohli and David Warner, umpires and match officials decided that no play could be possible because of a soft outfield.

According to the umpires, the outfield was so sodden that there was no real chance of play, despite the fact that it did not rain for quite a while.

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After the match was delayed, the ground at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was inspected three times, but despite all efforts from the ground staff play was not possible.

Hyderabad has been receiving heavy rains for more than a week now and the Met office had predicted rain on Friday as well.

After winning the first T20 at Ranchi by 9 wickets, India had lost to the visitors by 8 wickets in the previous match at Guwahati. This was supposed to be the final match of Australia's limited overs tour of India.

India next play New Zealand in a three ODIs and three T20s at home, starting 22 October.

Also Read: New Zealand’s Tour of India, 2017 – Schedule and Venue

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