A fierce drama ensued in the opening of the first match of the three-match T20 series between India and Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. A few days before the day of the match, it was said that due to the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, this match could be shifted from here or canceled, but it did not happen and what happened was very shocking.
Actually, Indian team captain Virat Kohli and Sri Lankan team captain Lasith Malinga came on the ground for the toss as per predetermined time. A successful toss for the first T20 International match of 2020 was won by the Indian team. Captain Kohli won the toss and invited the visiting team Sri Lanka to bat first, but after this toss, the drama started on the field and the match could not start at the right time.
This happened because it started raining slowly from 10 to 12 minutes after the toss. In a short period of rain, the pitch and some parts of the ground were covered. Later the rain stopped and the covers were removed from the pitch, and all went bad as water fell on some parts of the pitch. The pitch is wet due to rainfall, where match cannot be played. In such a situation, the process started to make the pitch worth playing.
The things used to prepare the Guwahati pitch may have used for the first time in the history of cricket. In fact, the ground staff here, after consulting with match referees and umpires, first started using the vacuum cleaner to dry the pitch. Seeing the vacuum cleaners not working, the ground staff had to use a hair dryer and then steam iron. But at end the match abandoned without a ball being bowled.