Rain dampens Thunder's charge

Rain dampens Thunder's charge

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Only 10 overs were possible at Bankstown before the game between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars fell victim to the weather.

It was the second break in play that signalled the end of proceedings with Sydney Thunder in a great position on 3 for 92. Alex Blackwell and Harmanpreet Kaur were in the middle and hitting well.

The game had been stopped in the third over as rain hammered down on the outfield. There was a long enough break for the game to be reduced to a 14 over a side game. By that time Rachel Priest was dismissed for just 5.

Holly Ferling has found some form of late; the move to Melbourne resurrecting a career that had been hit by injury. Ferling would also pick up the wicket of the dangerous Racheal Haynes for 21. Haynes innings had lasted only 14 and the Australian international was looking in fine form.

Kaur and Blackwell perhaps sensing the weather would have more of a say in the proceedings started to find the boundary with ease. Aptly the sound of Thunder was heard in the background and as Blackwell hit the only six of the game it came with a clap of thunder.

Ferling’s final over3 went for 12 and spoilt her figures somewhat to finish with 2 for 25 from 3 overs. Kaur who had played a nine-ball innings without scoring the other day took her time to get started today. Her first three balls were scoreless. When she did find the middle of the bat though she soon raced to 21 not out from 16 balls.

The weather, in the end, was the only winner. The rain returned at the start of the eleventh over and when the ball slipped down leg-side from Georgia Elwiss; the umpires brought the players in as the rain started to get heavier.

The players will get to try again tomorrow as the sides meet again.