Hyderabad: After the three-match Twenty20 series between India and Australia being set up beautifully for a thrilling showdown here on Friday, the wet outfield at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium played spoilsport as the third T20 was called off.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2017
While the hosts were looking to up their game and win the series in Hyderabad, the visitors were targeting to upset India at Warner’s Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad homeground.
Match has been abandoned due to rain. ☔— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 13, 2017
This is sad. We were really looking forward to it. 😔 #INDvAUS
While the weather forecast indicated rain, with a possibility of thunderstorm, raingods were kind as rain stayed away from the match.
There were multiple ground inspections from the match officials – one at 7 p.m. and the second at 7.45 p.m. as the groundstaff continued to work on the outfield.
However, around 30,000 at the venue and millions of cricket fans were robbed a chance to witness the final showdown.
Some of such cricket fans took to Twitter to slam the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for poor scheduling.
— Deepak goduhan (@goduhandk) October 13, 2017
Bad scheduling. Whn monsoons stay in South till 15th Oct how could they schedule match in Hyd? Could have played it in North India #INDvAUS— Uttarabhadra (@SaysItSo) October 13, 2017
— Mazahir Rizvi (@TheQambar) October 13, 2017