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Rain plays spoilsport, 1st T20I between Australia-Pakistan washed out

by Saurabh Sharma Nov 03, 2019 • 14:03 PM

Sydney, Nov 3:  The first contest between Australia and Pakistan in the three-match T20I rubber ended without any result as continous rains disrupted the proceedings at the Sydney Cricket Ground, here on Sunday.

Asked to bat, Pakistan were 107/5 in 15 overs when rains played spoilsport. Skipper Babar Azam (59 off 38) was the top scorer for the visitors, while stumper Mohammad Rizwan contributed with 31 runs in the play.

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For the hosts, Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson picked two wickets each.

In return, Australia was handed a revised target of 119 runs in 15 overs. However, just when the hosts looked comfortable after a great start with their scorecard reading 41/0 in 3.1 overs, rains forced the umpires to abandon the match.

Both the sides will now face-off in the second contest at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday.