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Australia's third T20 international against Pakistan abandoned due to rain at Manuka Oval, home side wins series 2-0

Australia's T20 series against Pakistan has wrapped up in an underwhelming fashion, with Sunday's match in Canberra rained out without a ball being bowled.

Light yet persistent rain at Manuka Oval meant the players never took the field for the dead rubber encounter, leaving the hosts to claim the three-game series 2-0.

The series victory follows Australia's 3-0 sweep of their ODI series against Pakistan earlier this month.

It also wraps Australia's preparations for the defence of the team's Women's T20 World Cup title, set to begin in South Africa on February 12.

Australia had cruised to a pair of eight-wicket wins in the first two games against Pakistan in Sydney and Hobart, with a five-wicket haul from Megan Schutt and an unbeaten half-century from Ellyse Perry the standout performances.

They'll now head to Sydney for Monday night's Australian Cricket Awards before flying to South Africa on Tuesday for the World Cup.

Their opening game is against New Zealand in Paarl on February 12.


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