Torrential rain wipes out third T20I, Pakistan lead series 1-0

The Providence Stadium wears a flooded look
August 01, 2021

No result West Indies 15 for 0 (Fletcher 14*, Gayle 1*) vs Pakistan

Rain allowed only six minutes of play in the third T20I between West Indies and Pakistan at the Providence Stadium in Guyana before the umpires decided to call off the match. Two out of four matches of the series have now been washed out, and only one game remains to be played.

In the eight deliveries that were possible, Andre Fletcher found time to smack two sixes from the six balls he faced - one each of Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Wasim. Fletcher got stuck into Hafeez, walloping him over long-on, before swinging Wasim over the bowler's head. That turned out to be the final delivery before the heavens opened up again.

Rain stopped almost one-and-a-half hours later with the covers taken off soon after as prospects of a five or six-overs shootout brightened. But an inspection 17 minutes prior to the cut-off time put paid to any hopes of play, with one part of the ground still relatively wet.

The originally-scheduled five-match T20I leg of the tour, which first had one match shaved off due to Covid-19, is now down to one more game at the same ground on Tuesday. Pakistan lead the series 1-0, having won the second T20I by seven runs on Saturday.

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