Heavy rain in Sydney has again disrupted the Women’s Big Bash League for a second weekend, with Brisbane Heat’s match against the Hobart Hurricanes abandoned just three runs short of a result.
The Hurricanes won the toss and sent Brisbane into bat, a decision that was immediately rewarded when Georgia Redmayne was bowled by Belinda Vakarewa with just the second delivery of the match.
But Maddy Green and Jess Jonassen put on an excellent 56-run partnership, with Green in particular looking in good touch until she was caught and bowled by Nicola Carey for 33.
Perhaps with an eye on the sky and the ominous clouds overhead, Jonassen (29 not out) and Grace Harris (13 not out) did their best to stack on the runs.
It was unfortunate for them that the rain came in the 11th over with the Heat 2-80. A lengthy rain delay meant that was the end of the Heat’s innings, with the Hurricanes set a revised target of 106 to win in 11 overs.
Tasked with a tricky chase, a slow start wasn’t on the cards for Rachel Priest and Chloe Tryon as they began the Hurricanes’ innings.
And they wasted no time. They hit three boundaries in the second over, with Tryon racing to 26 off 15 deliveries and Priest adding 16.
But then the rain came again three balls into the fifth over. Five overs constitutes a match, meaning the match was abandoned without a result.