8.55pm The match has been abandoned I’m afraid, so it’s one point for each team which leaves it 7-5 heading into the last two matches. The forecast for the weekend is better, by the way! India made a terrific start tonight and were well set for 170-180. A frustrating evening the end, but thanks for joining us. We’ll be back on Saturday but for now, from Gnasher and Hemant, it’s goodbye
8.50pm The band of rain has almost moved out to sea, but whether it can do it quickly enough is doubtful.
8.40pm The wait goes on, I’m afraid, and clock ticks. DaWolf: “The timing confuses me. Off at 7:50. Time to start with 5 overs left: 9:06. That means they assume 19.4 overs would be bowled and a changeover all in 1:16. That’s crazy fast, basically impossible.” Yes, it does seem pretty tight to me as well. Will check when I get the chance.
8.25pm Here’s an official update: “Due to rain, India’s innings has been completed. Australia will commence their innings when play can be restarted and available overs is confirmed. Play will need to recommence by 9:06pm local time for Australia to complete the minimum 5 overs.” – So we have just over half an hour to get back on. Could be touch and go.In a five-over chase, we think Australia’s target would be 63
Arvi: “Jemimah’s innings ends at 49*. What a shame ! She would have liked a 50 coming back into the team ..”
Jack: “What happens when this match is called of with regards to series points? I forgot..” – Would be one point each
8.20pm The good thing is we know how well this outfield pulls up after rain so there won’t be any issue there. Even after that huge storm on the second day of the Test, the groundsman said play would probably have resumed if it wasn’t for the lightning warnings.
While we wait, why not have a listen to the latest edition of Stump Mic where myself, Alex Malcolm and Annesha Ghosh look back at the Test.
The rain has got a bit heavier. Reckon we are losing overs, although that isn’t confirmed
8.15pm Afraid I don’t have a definitive weather update at the moment, but it’s still raining.
Bimal: “The best thing about India’s innings today is that they didn’t slow down even when wickets kept falling. “
8.00pm Nilesh k: “Impressive running between wickets by Jemimah…something was missing in ODI and Test..”
Jack: “This isn’t fair… Monday to Wednesday were clear and sunny…” Saturday and Sunday look fine. Bit of (more) bad luck
A stat from Sampath: Jemimah Rodrigues (21y 32d) is now the youngest player to reach 1000 runs in T20Is. Previous youngest was Stafanie Taylor (21y 111d).
Saksham: “And young Shafali has more than 2 years to get there and eclipse Jemimah’s record! Stunning stuff from her really.”
Bakhtiar : “What is the highest score in T20I chased by Aus W team?” – 163 v New Zealand in 2018
7.50pm And the rain is too heavy, off they go. It won’t be as heavy as the storms during the Test. Hopefully it moves through quickly. The radar behind this rain isn’t too bad.
Simon: “Have to question Lanning’s captaincy here. Wareham has a phenomenal record in T20Is and rain was looming. She’s been wasted. Perry also has 1 over for 3 – equally wasted.”
Aryann: “Blows my mind that Jemimah didn’t play a single ODI after the form she was in, in the Hundred. Quite possibly the difference between a 1-2 loss and a 2-1 win.” – To be fair, the no-ball was probably the difference