Asia Cup T20 Final: Rain threat looms large, trophy to be shared if game is washed out

Mirpur (Bangladesh), March 6: Rain is threatening to spoil the Asia Cup Twenty20 final between India and Bangladesh here tonight (March 6).

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With just 1 hour to go before the start of the match (7 PM IST), rain, strong winds and a power outage were witnessed putting the title clash in danger of being a complete non-starter. They can wait till 10.47 PM Local Time (10.17 PM IST) for a 5-over contest. We will start losing overs from 8.30 PM Local Time (8 PM IST).

Sher-e-Bangla Stadium hit by rain

Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden, who is part of the TV commentary team for the final, tweeted about the chaos prevailing at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium ahead of the big match.

"Crazy scenes here at SBNCS Mirpur for the final of the #AsiaCupT20Final Wind,rain and chaos," wrote Hayden with a picture of the ground where the pitch was covered.

India's former openining batsman Aakash Chopra, who too is part of TV commentary line-up, wrote on his Twitter page, "Things changed blackout. #Mirpur #AsiaCup."

In another tweet, he said, "Lights back on but water water everywhere... #Mirpur #AsiaCupFinal."

If the match is washed out then both India and Bangladesh will share the spoils. There is no resever day for the final.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India are unbeaten in the tournament. Bangladesh stunned both Sri Lanka and Pakistan on way to reaching the title clash. There has been huge expectation from hosts' fans for this game. Whether it remains to be seen we have a full game or a shortened one or a total wash out.

Spectators and players will be hoping for rain to stay away and action to get under way on the field.

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