Rain Gods play the game of Spoilsport in the deciding match at Uppal.

 

The 3rd and the final T20 match of the series were spoiled by the rain gods at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad yesterday.

This match was played after Australia won the 2nd T20 International at the Assam Cricket Association on Tuesday.

India won the first T20 International at Ranchi; and that game was shortened due to rain.

India was given a target of 48 runs in their 6 overs after restricting the Australians for just 118 runs in 18.4 overs.

Eventually, India won the match by 9 wickets due to D/L method. After the early loss of Rohit Sharma, chase master and India’s Skipper Virat Kohli and comeback man Shikhar Dhawan saw India through to a win.

Australia was blown away by the Indian pacers in their 1st T20 international match and in the 2nd T20 match at the Assam Cricket association Jason Beherndroff single-handedly damaged the inform Indian batting line up. Jason registered his best figures in T20 Internationals.

He destroyed the Indian batting by picking up 4 wickets for just 21 runs in this full quota of 4 overs.

Due to this India were bowled out for 118 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

The Aussies chased this easy target down comfortably,  despite of the early loss of their openers David Warner and Aaron Finch.

Australia leveled the series 1-1.

Now it was all up to the 3rd and final T20 match at Hyderabad. Both the teams were eagerly waiting for the final push but Rains came and spoiled everything.

After winning test series 2-1 and the One Day International Series 4-1, Team India wanted to win this series too. For Australia, it was a matter of pride. David Warner wanted to continue his winning streak as a captain, unfortunately the rains didn’t allow that to happen.

This T20 series was shared 1-1 and the last match was called off without being a ball played.  

The most runs in this series were scored from the Australian side.

Moises Henriques scored most number of runs. In 2 innings he scored 70 runs as a batsman in this series and Jason Beherendroff picked up most wickets. In 2 innings he picked up 4 wickets in all.  This is the most among the two sides. 

Next Series is India Vs New Zealand, 3 One Day Internationals and 3 Twenty20s starting from 22nd October 2017 in Mumbai.  

 

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