Tour to the USA ends with a fizzled out T20

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The second T20 between the West Indies and India was abandoned on Sunday, due to an unplayable outfield, meaning the Windies claimed the series as they’d won the first encounter in Florida.

The match had to be called off because the outfield did not allow for play, despite only a short spell of rain, as the ground at Lauderhill in Florida had no super soppers, and the drainage was not up to par.

As such, India could not resume their chase of 144 runs, having faced just two overs, so the match was abandoned. There needed to be five overs bowled in the reply for a match to stand.

The Windies had recorded a below-par 143 all out earlier in the evening, with Johnson Charles making 43. That was by far the best score as none of the other batsmen were able to reach 20.

Spinner Amit Mishra took three wickets with the ball, while Mohammed Shami, Ravi Ashwin, and Jasprit Bumrah took two each.

The chase was only two overs old, and 15 runs on the board, when the rain arrived to end the match. As such, the Windies win the series, which is small consolation after losing the Test trophy.

It was the third instance of a ground being rendered unplayable over the past 10 days, following the fourth Test between these two sides in Port of Spain, and the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Durban. Those matches ended in draws.

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