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Finch frustrated by 20-minute interval between innings
Australia vs Pakistan 2019

Finch frustrated by 20-minute interval between innings

Australia were well on their way to complete a thumping victory over Pakistan but rain ruined their chances of grabbing a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The home side were 41-0 in 3.1 overs while chasing down 119 in 15 overs but persistent rain meant they had to settle for a no-result.

Talking to the media afterwards, Aussie skipper Aaron Finch was vexed by the lengthy innings break in a rain-affected game. He believed the match officials could have opted for a shorter interval given the overcast conditions in order to force a result.

"If you're cutting overs off the game and you still have a 20-minute break it doesn't make much sense to me. But it's part of the rules and you can't do much about it,” Finch said.

According to the playing conditions, match referee Javagal Srinath could have shortened the changeover between innings but decided to go for the standard 20-minute break.