Ind-Aus series decider abandoned

Ind-Aus series decider abandoned

Australia’s India tour has ended in a disappointed fashion as the series deciding third T20I was called off at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. The series finished at 1-1.

Hyderabad had a lot of rainfall over the two weeks. The ground had to take a lot of water on it. Even there was a clear weather two hours before the starting time of the match (7:00 pm local time), the groundstaff couldn’t make the ground fit for play.

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The umpires inspected the field and found the ground being unsafe to play on. Large divots were created when they dug their heels in. Certain areas beyond the 30-yard circle was unsafe.

The play was called of at around 8.30 pm without a toss which made the series end 1-1.

A groundstaff member said, “We are all very upset. It has been raining for 21 days in a row now. There is no way we can fight against nature or God.”


-Ruffin, Correspondent,