India’s final opportunity to test its T20 World Cup squad was literally washed away due to persistent rain.
Its second warm-up match vs New Zealand was washed out and abandoned, without a ball being bowled.
Pakistan’s practice match vs Afghanistan at the same ground was also abandoned mid-way earlier in the day.
The unceasing rain ensured that the covers never came off once it started to pour down at the Gabba.
India had earlier defeated hosts Australia by six runs in their first warm-up match here on Monday.
The men in blue India rode on half-centuries from KL Rahul (57) and Suryakumar Yadav (50) to post 186 for 7.
They defended this target successfully despite skipper Aaron Finch’s return to form with a 54-ball 76.
Mohammad Shami (3/4) was the star bowler by bagging 3 wickets in the 20th over, which was his first of the match.
India will open its T20 World Cup campaign vs arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23.
However, the weather forecast in Melbourne shows some possibility of rain, for the 23rd.