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India vs Australia, 3rd T20, highlights: Match called off

The third and the final T20 between India and Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium was called off due to damp outfield. Catch full cricket score of India vs Australia, 3rd T20 here.

india vs australia 2017 Updated: Oct 13, 2017 23:13 IST
Sidharth Gulati
Sidharth Gulati
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli (L) and David Warner (2L) talk to match referee Richie Richardson (C) and the umpires as play is delayed due to wet outfield on the third and final T20 cricket match between India-Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Catch full cricket score of India vs Australia here(AFP)

The third and final Twenty20 International between India and Australia at Hyderabad was abandoned due to wet outfield. With this result, the three-match ended 1-1. This is the second time the Men in Blue shared a T20 series with Australia. The first occasion being the away series in Australia 2011-12. Catch full cricket score of India vs Australia, 3rd T20 here (Scorecard | Streaming info)

20:40 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!

20:20 hrs IST: The match is called off. The outfield isn’t fit for playing.

20:12 hrs IST: Close to 30,000 spectators (29, 581) are there in the stadium.

20:07 hrs IST: After this game, India will play three ODIs and as many T20Is vs New Zealand, starting October 22.

19:57 hrs IST: An official who was present at the ground, when the inspection was taking place, said some of the spots on the outfield looked pretty bad. In fact, during the practice session when Virat Kohli threw a ball and it landed on the wet patch, it did not bounce. The severity of the dampness can be gauged by this.

19:52 hrs IST: We could have an update anytime soon. Stay tuned!

19:39 hrs IST: Abhishek updates that covers are on. Could rain any time. The pitch too is covered.

19:30 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is one hit away from 200 fours in T20Is.

19:19 hrs IST: There will be a pitch inspection at 19:45 local, which means we’ll not have a full game.

19:10 hrs IST: Doesn’t look promising. Outfield is pretty bad. Warner and Kohli have joined the umpires.

19:02 hrs IST: Umpires are out for inspection. Overs will start to get cut if the match starts after 19:30 local.

STAT ATTACK - The eight-wicket win in the second match was Australia’s first in five matches against India in India.

18:47 hrs IST: Meanwhile, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal extended his winning streak to 15 matches by beating a defiant Grigor Dimitrov to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.

18:42 hrs IST: There’s a chance we may not have a full game - updates Abhishek.

18:38 hrs IST: Five Sunrisers Hyderabad players are a part of the two squads - David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

18:37 hrs IST: India skipper Virat Kohli needs 38 runs to overtake Tillakaratne Dilshan’s tally of 1889 to become the second leading run-getter in T20Is.

18:34 hrs IST: Our correspondent Abhishek Paul updates that both teams have started their routine warm-up sessions (on the other side of the boundary line).

18:27 hrs IST: Meanwhile, you can catch the live coverage of the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka first ODI here. Babar Azam is leading Pakistan’s fightback after losing three wickets.

18:24 hrs IST: It’s presently dry at the Uppal Stadium. The pitch is uncovered, but we may not have a full game. Inspection at 19:00 local.

18:18 hrs IST: It’s confirmed. We’ll have a delayed start. No rain as of now but the outfield is too damp. Stay tuned for updates.

18:08 hrs IST: India will complete a hattrick of series victories against Australia if they win this match. They won one-off tie in 2013-14 at home and recorded a 3-0 win under MS Dhoni in the three-match series in Australia in 2015-16

18:05 hrs IST: The outfield is quite damp. Umpires and referee don’t look happy. Want another inspection in an hour -tweets Harsha Bhogle.

STAT ATTACK - India have won 10 and lost five in 15 Twenty-20 Internationals played against Ausralia.

17:50 hrs IST: In the Guwahati game, Jason Behrendorff became the first man to take a four-wicket haul in a T20I for Australia against India.

17:35 hrs IST: It’s David Warner home ground (IPL). Can he lead the Australians to series victory or, will Virat Kohli’s men once trounce the Kangaroos?

17:22 hrs IST: Our correspondent from Hyderabad tells there has been no rain since morning. There was drizzle in the evening yesterday. As of now, it looks clear and hopefully, we’ll have a full game.

17:20 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the third and the final T20I between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team, on the other hand, would want to continue its domination over the Australians, who are without their talismanic captain Steve Smith. Australia are being led by David Warner, who should find his IPL ‘home’ in Hyderabad much to his liking.

India are ranked No.1 in Tests as well as ODIs and would want to rise to the top in T20Is too.

After thrashing the visitors by nine wickets in the opening game in Ranchi, India lost the second T20I by eight wickets in Guwahati.

The 60,000 capacity Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, hosted four Tests and five one day internationals before the first T20 international tonight.

First Published: Oct 13, 2017 17:14 IST