Saturday, October 26, 2013

India VS Australia 5th ODI at Cuttack was called off

The fifth ODI between India and Australia was called off without a single ball being bowled after a formal inspection by the umpires on Saturday morning.
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.
“After inspection umpires in their report submitted that the outfield is not fit for play and no play is possible,” Orissa Cricket Association secretary Asirbad Behera said.

Winning the series has now become more difficult for India who have to win both the remaining matches in Nagpur (October 30) and Bangalore (November 2).

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