Eng vs Pak: 3rd T20 Match Abandoned Due to Rain at Cardiff

In this article, we mentioned that the match between Pakistan and England was cancelled due to massive rain in Cardiff. England lead the series with 1-0

Due to heavy rain, the third Twenty20 International (T20I) between England and Pakistan, which was supposed to take place at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on May 28th, was sadly called off without a ball being bowled. This comes after the first game of the four-match series was seriously impacted by the weather at Headingley.

After winning the second Twenty20 International at Edgbaston by a dominating 23 runs, England presently have a 1-0 lead. Before the T20 World Cup, which starts in less than a week, both teams will be frustrated to have missed out on crucial match preparation.

Frustrating Wait for Fans and Players

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An hour before the match was due to start, the rain started to fall heavily in Cardiff and never let up for even a reduced-overs match. Following a lengthy inspection, the umpires called off the game because of a saturated outfield, leaving stadium spectators with an aggravating wait.

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Eng vs Pak: 3rd T20 Match Abandoned Due to Rain at Cardiff
Eng vs Pak: 3rd T20 Match Abandoned Due to Rain at Cardiff

Limited World Cup Preparation

This latest washout throws a spanner in the works for both teams’ preparations for the upcoming World Cup. England, the defending champions, will be hoping to get some game time in the final match of the series at The Oval on Thursday. Pakistan, who begin their World Cup campaign against the USA on June 6th, will also be eager to get some competitive cricket under their belts before the tournament starts.

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Focus Shifts to The Oval

All eyes will now be on Thursday, May 30, at The Oval in London, for the fourth and final Twenty20 International. For both teams, this match becomes important because it is their last opportunity to perfect their lineups and tactics before the T20 World Cup.

This series before the T20 World Cup holds a lot of importance for both teams. After losing two matches, both teams need to play the last match. With two matches lost to rain, this pre-World Cup series has taken an unexpected turn. Both teams will be determined to play the final match at The Oval, not just to salvage the series but, more importantly, to gain some much-needed momentum and finalize their preparations for the upcoming World Cup.

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