Fans were quick to point the finger at the umpires and the match referee who felt the need to take a 20-minute break between innings despite the players having almost an hour break during the earlier rain delay.
The opening up of the heavens saved Pakistan from a certain defeat, as in the prior over the Aussies had bled Mohammad Irfan for 26 runs and taken control of the match.
Worldwide cricket's farcical inability to get on the field and give fans bang for their buck is sadly an all-too-common event, but the punters weren't the only victims on Sunday night, with it now mathematically impossible for Australia to jump up to the top of the T20 rankings.
Pakistan ended on 107 for 5 but play was halted for just over an hour mid-match meaning Australia was set a revised target of 119.
"If you're cutting overs off the game and you still have a 20-minute break it doesn't make much sense to me", captain Finch said in a post-match interview with Fox Sports.
Vice-captain Alex Carey said that Australia had even enquired the match-officials on the changeover with rain around. The hosts were already ahead of where they needed to be after five overs, but fell 11 balls short of what would've been a complete game.
Finch whacked the tallest player in the history of cricket - Irfan - for a boundary first ball, but it was in the third over when he really wound up, hammering three sixes and two fours in a brutal display of big hitting.
"Kane Richardson has been fantastic with the new ball and at the death again".
Richardson has especially come of age with his tight spells, going at less than a run a ball in three of the four matches.
Like Babar Azam had a few days earlier, Masood also paid a tribute to Sarfaraz Ahmed, who was sacked in the aftermath of the disastrous Sri Lanka home series. "The fact we've got 20 (T20) games (before the World Cup) ... we're just really pleased that we're playing more of it now", he added.
Showing why he is ranked as the world's best T20 batsman, Babar compiled a classy 59 from just 38 balls as Pakistan's momentum was also stunted by rain.
The second T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka will be played on October 30.