Fifth ODI in Cuttack abandoned due to rain

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Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 13:29 [IST]
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Cuttack, Oct 26: The fifth One Day International between India and Australia was washed out without a ball being bowled here at Barabati Stadium on Saturday.

There was uncertainty over the match due to rains for the past few days in the city. And the match officials took the decision to abandon the game much before the scheduled start of play today.

Fifth ODI in Cuttack abandoned

The fate of the ODI was sealed two hours in advance by the umpires. With the scheduled start at 1.30 PM, the decision to call off was taken at around 11.30 AM.

"Umpires Nigel Llong, S. Ravi and C. Shamsuddin inspected the ground at 11 am, as there was some sunshine after five days of incessant rains but with the outfield still soggy and damp patches at several places, the duo officially abandoned the match," PTI report said.

This is the second successive clash which has been washed out. The fourth ODI too had no result due to rain in Ranchi.

Australia lead the series 2-1 and India need to win the final two matches to win the series. The sixth ODI is in Nagpur on October 30 followed by the seventh and final one in Bangalore on November 2.


Story first published:  Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11:43 [IST]
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