Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 6th Match

No result

ADS - 161/5 (20)
SYT - 40/1 (4.2)

CRR:  9.23
RR :  7.79
Alex Hales*11(10)20110
Callum Ferguson27(14)60192.86
Rashid Khan*0.2060
Partnership: 40(24)
Last wkt: Usman Khawaja c Cameron White b Stanlake 0(2) - 0/1 in 0.2 ov.
Recent balls: ... 1 4 4 | 0 4 1 0 0 1 | 0 4 Wd2

21:15 local: The players are shaking hands and the game has been abandoned. Unfortunately, the conditions haven't improved and we ran out of time for resumption. It's a shame that we lost a lot of time due to smog but think about those who work tirelessly to keep the ground game-ready. Surely, no-one should be exposed to such a harmful environment and believe the umpires made the right decision to call off this game. That is all we have from this smog-marred encounter. There is another BBL game - Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades - in progress and it's looking much bright out there. Switch tabs and do join in. Until next time, cheers and goodbye!

ICYMI: Sydney Thunder are well ahead on the DLS target, but that would come into effect only at the end of fifth over.

20:34 local: No improvement in the overhead conditions. We are hearing that the smog quality is six times worse than the usual limit and the umpires are having a conflab with the groundsmen in the middle. The seats are getting empty slowly and steadily and that's never a good sign I'm afraid.

20:14 local: The umpires have had enough and they cite the 'visibility factor' as a major concern to take the players off the ground. The game is not over yet and this is what the onfield umpires Sam Nogajski and Paul Wilson had to say: 'Visibility and air quality a problem, we can smell the smog and it doesn't mean the game is done. Every four minutes from now, we will lose one over. We are aware of the fact that we are four balls away from forcing a result in this game and until we get to that stage where we get that four balls, we shall see and if we're lucky enough to get a restart that'd be really great'

4.3 Rashid Khan to Ferguson, 2 wides, short and spinning down the leg-side, Ferguson fails to make contact on the flick and it dribbles away past Carey to his left

4.2 Rashid Khan to Ferguson, FOUR, short and well outside off, Ferguson walks across and hammers the pull wide of the fielder at square leg

4.1 Rashid Khan to Ferguson, no run, googly first up from Rashid Khan and Ferguson didn't pick it. Goes too deep inside the crease and misses the flick, hit high on the thigh pad

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

A thick blanket of smog has engulfed the stadium and the umpires, at some stage, will have a look for sure...

SYT: 34-1 after 4 overs

3.6 Siddle to Ferguson, 1 run, short and wide of off, Ferguson sits back and gets the pull to the left of the fielder at deep mid-wicket

3.5 Siddle to Ferguson, no run, very full and tailing in towards off, Ferguson gets across and toe-ends the drive wide of cover

3.4 Siddle to Ferguson, no run, short of length outside off, Ferguson jumps across and fends it under his eyes

3.3 Siddle to Hales, 1 run, full and tailing in at the pads, flicked along the ground to deep square

3.2 Siddle to Hales, FOUR, gets a hint of width outside off, Hales moves leg-side and slaps it past the diving backward point fielder to his left

3.1 Siddle to Hales, no run, good length angling in towards off, Hales stays back and taps it down the track

SYT: 28-1 after 3 overs

2.6 Wes Agar to Ferguson, FOUR, full and well wide of off, Ferguson drives on the up and gets it in the gap wide of extra cover

2.5 Wes Agar to Ferguson, FOUR, easy peasy for Ferguson! Short and down the leg-side, Ferguson stays back and glances it past the short fine for an easy boundary

2.4 Wes Agar to Hales, 1 run, length delivery closing in on off, Hales punches it straight in front of mid-on and calls his partner through for a quick single

2.3 Wes Agar to Hales, no run, skiddy length delivery on off, Hales checks his punch back to the bowler

2.2 Wes Agar to Ferguson, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, Ferguson gets across and flicks wide of square leg