Mohali: The first day of the third cricket Test between India and Australia was washed out without a ball being bowled due to heavy rains here Thursday.
Rainfall accompanied by strong winds, after fresh snowfall occurred in parts of Himachal Pradesh, delayed the start of the match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here in the morning. (Also read: Met department says no rain on Friday | All the pics from Thursday)
After a wait of more than three hours, there was no sign of rains abating, prompting the umpires to call off the day's play. The skies were overcast with thick, dark clouds.