Aussies cruelly denied shot at T20 series victory

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India vs Australia 3rd T20 called off due to wet outfield, series ends 1-1

Even before the match, there were speculations of rain and thunderstorm.

"Match abandoned. A sodden outfield the culprit, with the series finishing as a 1-1 tie". Over two weeks of heavy rain leading up to the match meant the ground had taken in a lot of water.

The final Twenty20 International match between India and Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, was called off due to wet outfield. India and Australia share the trophy.

Ultimately they headed home disappointed, with the outfield deemed unsafe for play, to the obvious disappointment of India captain Virat Kohli. They had the first inspection at 7 pm and followed it up with another at 7.45pm.

Earlier, the match referee Richie Richardson was seen having inspection in the company of the two umpires - the outfield especially the wet patches near the boundary.

However, the outfield was affected a bit and some fans were being used to dry the affected area. It rained for an hour in the evening on Thursday, but curator YL Chandrasekhar had said they are confident of getting the field ready. It was indeed a much pumped-up crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

The men-in-blue previously outclassed Australia 4-1 to clinch the five-match ODI series. Meanwhile, India put up a rather poor performance in the Guwahati match with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma being dismissed by left-arm bowler Jason Behrendorff in the first over as Australia won the match by eight wickets.

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

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