The series ends tied 1-1. Over two weeks of heavy rain leading up to the match meant the ground had taken in a lot of water.
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Ironically, it did not rain and there was only a drizzle for a while just after the second inspection, forcing the ground staff to bring on the covers. There were two rounds of inspection as the match got delayed as the full house crowd waited in expectation. The match will begin at 7 pm IST and will be telecast on the Star Sports network. Groundsmen could be seen frantically spreading sawdust on the wet patches on the outfield.
Hyderabad: Team India captain Virat Kohli will once again lead his side during their decider against David Warner-led Australia in the final T20 here on Friday. India won the first match of the series by 9 wickets at Ranchi via D/L method.
However, rain might play spoilsport as the forecast is not promising with the met department predicting thundershowers during the match hours.
The city has been receiving good rainfall nearly on a daily basis for about a week, throwing normal life out of gear.
"Arrangements have been made at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, the venue of the match, to ensure that the match is held without any problem", curator YL Chandrasekhar said, adding that the recent bout of rain had not affected the pitch.
India claimed the opener comfortably but Australia fought back in the first ever worldwide match in Guwahati but the series was denied the decider it richly deserved.
The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is usually good for batting and fans will be expecting a run feast after the low-scoring affair on a damp pitch in Guwahati.