India vs Sri Lanka: rain drags the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: The first T20 International between India and Sri Lanka was suspended without a ball being thrown due to rain in the garden, caused by a period of heavy rains just after Sunday's launch.
The referees conducted several inspections, but the wet patches on the field did not allow the game to begin, to the disappointment of fans who had gathered in large numbers to see their favorite stars in action.
The cut for a shooting of five was at 9.46 pm, but the garden could not prepare on time.
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Gardeners even used a vacuum dryer to remove wet patches in the field, but it didn't help much.
The second match of the three-game series will be played Tuesday in Indore, while the final game is scheduled to take place in Pune on January 10.
Pacemaker of India Jasprit Bumrah , who was out of action for four months due to back stress fractures, was named eleven by the captain virat Kohli , who won the raffle and chose to play in the first game of the new year's team.