Due to the wet outfield the deciding T20I match between Australia and India in Hyderabad was called off.The match was abandoned without even a ball being bowled.Two weeks of continuous heavy rainfall in Hyderabad made the ground soak up water.This was a huge disappointment for the 30,000 people who came to watch the match.
The ground at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was inspected three times but despite all efforts from the groudstaff,play was not possible.
In fact, when the umpires went out for their inspection they found that some patches of turf were so soggy that large divots were created when they dug their heels in. It was reported that the pitch, the square and even the bowler’s run-ups were relatively fine but certain areas beyond the 30-yard circle were unsafe, Even though there was at least two hours of clear weather before the first ball was due. As a result, play was called off at approximately 8.30 pm.Due the abandonment, the three-match T20 series ended tied 1-1.
The two captains Virat Kohli and David Warner, umpires and match officials decided that no play could be possible because of a soft outfield.
Australia heads home to prepare for the Ashes, with the first test in Brisbane starting on November 23.