Torrential rain forces no-result after 1.2 overs at Providence


Rain played spoilsport on Sunday as only 1.2 overs were possible in the third T20 International between West Indies and Pakistan at the National Stadium, Providence.

West Indies had won the toss and chosen to bat first, but after only six minutes of play, by which time they reached 15-0 with Andre Fletcher on 14 and Chris Gayle on one, the players and umpires had to scurry off the field.

It was the last bit of cricket action as torrential rain resulted in a waterlogged outfield.

The outfield after the heavy downpour (Photo: Akeem Greene/August 1, 2021)

Though groundstaff worked to get the pitch and outfield ready when the rain subsided, “the umpires weren’t satisfied with the state of the pitch, and not confident it was safe to start before the cut-off time”, according to ESPNcricinfo.

The no-result means Pakistan will hold on to their 1-0 series lead heading into the fourth and final game on Tuesday from 11:00h at the same venue.

The opening game in Barbados on Wednesday last was also a no-result due to rain, while Pakistan won the second match by seven runs after posting 157-8.

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