Called Off. 1-1. So, Australia has won 1 Test, 1 ODI and 1 T20 on their visit to India. #IndvAus— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 13, 2017
India's next series:
New Zealand will start their India tour with two practices matches against Indian Board President's XI.
India and New Zealand will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. Matches will happen at Mumbai, Pune, Kanpur, Delhi, Rajkot and Thiruvananthapuram.
Match called off:
The match has been called off. The field was deemed too dangerous for play.
While the 30-yard circle was fine, areas around the boundary remained wet. A short drizzle made matters worse.
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were seen playing left-handed shots a while back.
Remember, this is the last match as part of Australia's tour of India. India will play New Zealand starting October 22. Australia on the other hand will be heading home for The Ashes. Ashes start on November 23.
The main part of the field has now been covered. Precipitation in the city is around 49 percent right now. Humidity level is at 91 percent.
Looks like there is a light drizzle in Uppal, Hyderabad. This is definitely not going to help. The ground staff was seen pouring loads of sand on to the outfield.
Barring the 2nd T20I, the tour has been forgettable for Australia. Remember, they had started this campaign as equals!
Here's how the series was expected to be. Read the full story here.
Catch the the full scorecard and ball-by-ball updates of the India vs Australia 3rd T20I here, when the match starts.
We are likely to start losing overs soon as the next inspection is scheduled for 19:45, roughly 20 minutes from now.
Inspection at 1945. I hope that is the last one. There is a huge crowd here and they need to know either way. Luckily no rain around— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 13, 2017
While we are waiting for an official word, Virat Kohli is seen practicing big shots on the practice wicket. Are we looking at a shortened match?
The umpires and officials have inspected the field. Things don't look good at the moment. While it is not raining right now, several days of rain has made the outfield wet.
The two captains and officials are now in a huddle.
Match officials and Umpires are now inspecting the field of play. Remember, the three-match series is levelled 1-1.
Umpires and match officials are expected to inspect the field of play moments from now.
Quick update from the Cricket world in the meanwhile: ICC approves Test Championship and an ODI league
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved Test Championship and an ODI league. The step has been taken to add context to bi-lateral series.
The first Test championship will be played by top 9 teams after the 2019 World Cup. All teams will play 6 series during the period – 3 at home and 3 away.
The ODI league will be played between the top 13 teams starting in 2020-21. Each team will play 8 series, each having over 3 matches.
ICC will reveal the points system and full Future Tours Programme later.
Pitch report: It is a batting wicket, according to VVS Laxman and Dean Jones. They also noticed some sheen on the pitch, which will assist pacers tonight, they said.
The captain winning the toss could choose to bowl first, they added.
Here's a quick recap of the series so far:
Australia batted first in the 1st T20I and managed to score only 118 runs in 18.4 Overs before rain paused play. After the rain break, India were set a target of 48 runs in 6 overs. India chased the target comfortably.
India was looking to clinch the series in Guwahati. However, Australia played the perfect party poppers. This time, India batted first and managed to score only 118 runs on a fast pitch. Australia's Jason Behrendorff claimed India's top order early with a beautiful spell of 4-21. In reply, Indian bowlers managed to pick a few early wickets but could not capitalise on the opportunity. Travis Head and Moises Henriques' 109-run partnership won the game for Australia. Both batsmen scored half-centuries.
The visitor's win the second T20I dragged the series into today's decider.
Lots of sand being poured on to wet patches on the outfield.
Looks like the toss has been delayed. The officials will be inspecting playing conditions in around 40 minutes. It has rained in Hyderabad for several days in a row.
Welcome to the live updates of the 3rd and final Twenty20 International happening between India and Australia at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.