Only six minutes of play was possible in the 3rd T20I before play was abandoned for good in what has become a sorry excuse of a series. First, covid shaved off a game from what was to be a five-match series. Then torrential rains washed away the first and third T20Is, and sandwiched in between was the precious second T20I – the only one that got completed and won by Pakistan.
Usually losing one game in a long four or five-match series is no big deal because you get chances for atonement. But that one mistake of losing the second T20I can now haunt the Windies and end up costing them the entire series, if the last match is also gobbled up by rains.
Accuweather has forecasted only “a couple of showers in the morning” and “otherwise, sun and clouds” but knowing Guayana you can expect the heavens to open up at any time.
One debate that does not need to be stirred up is team news and selections because whatever held true for the last game is still applicable for this one, thanks (or no thanks) to the six minutes of play.
On the other hand, are Pakistan, who are as lucky as the West Indies are unlucky. They are on the cusp of a series win despite winning just one game.
One thing that should worry them should be the menacing ease with which Andre Fletcher was taking on their spinners, who have otherwise been so good in whatever little cricket has been possible on this tour so far.
Second T20I hero Mohammad Hafeez was dispatched for a six and so was Imad Wasim, usually so tight and miserly with the flow of runs.
Could it be a sign of things to come for the final match? Possibly!