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Pakistan vs Australia: Taunton weather improves, rain not expected

Both the teams are eyeing two crucial points offered in today's match

TAUNTON: It was a good sight to wake up to in Taunton today. Dry and cloudy but a cold morning and it is expected to remain the same throughout the day, which means the game between Pakistan and Australia is likely to go ahead without any interruption.

The weather didn’t look good earlier this week, it was forecast that the game between Pakistan and Australia might get washed-out, just like Pakistan vs Sri Lanka game. And in absence of a reserve day for league matches, both teams would be sharing one point each.

However, the weather started improving Tuesday evening when chances of precipitation were reduced significantly to 20% from 80%. This morning, the chance of any rain is less than 10% which means a good weather is expected.

It is expected to remain dry and cold with clouds throughout the day today.

Pakistan have got three points from three matches after beating England and having their game against Sri Lanka washed out. Australia have four points after winning two of three games they played.

Both the teams are eyeing two crucial points offered in this match and the conditions in Taunton indicate that the teams will have a strong fast bowling lineup as overcast conditions with moisture and grass on wicket would help bowlers get some movement.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed had said yesterday that the playing XI will be decided after having a final look at the wicket.