First two matches of the India Australia T20 series are done and dusted with both the teams earning a victory each. India took home the first points with a victory in the opener at Ranchi and Australia jumped back to open their account at Guwahati flooring India by 8 wickets at the ACA Stadium in Barsapara. The Aussies are hungry to clinch the series after losing the 5-match ODIs 4-1 but rain can play a spoilsport in Hyderabad and prevent the dream. Going by the weather forecast, moderate showers are expected later in the evening today which can lead to a limited over game.

Hyderabad has been receiving heavy rain showers since past 2 weeks; the city has been struggling sorting their daily life activities due to the downpour. As cricket reaches the city, people are ready and excited to cheer their team and reach the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium to see the Men in Blue battle the Aussies. The fans have made their preparations ahead of the match and are all set to counter rains to see India play. Not just cricket fans but also a few electronic fans are at work, making sure that India and Australia have a smooth outing tonight.

Australian journalist Martin Smith took to twitter to post a picture of the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium which shows three fans being used to dry a wet patch in the outfield. The pitch is fine, but the outfield has not yet soaked the water according to the reports and to dry the patch fans continuous air was blown through three fans, “A week of heavy rain in Hyderabad has left the outfield a little, umm, spongy. Not sure this is going to dry anything in a hurry #INDvAUS,” Smith captioned the picture.

If things turn out well and the ground is ready, India and Australia will engage in a stern battle which will decide the result of the T20 series. This will be a must win game for the two teams after sharing a win each in the last two encounters.

First Published | 13 October 2017 3:52 PM
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