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Washout at the Oval


Washout at the Oval

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A SOLITARY nine-ball over. That was all that was possible on a frustrating day as rain had the final say before the predictable abandonment of the Ballr Cup Tri-Nations Series One-Day International between Australia and South Africa at Kensington Oval yesterday.

Despite the steady, and at times heavy morning showers, cricket started on time, but just one over was bowled in overcast conditions due to the persistent all-day rain, which briefly relented in mid-afternoon, giving a ray of hope of at least a reduced overs contest.

Table leaders South Australia, who were sent in, made eight without loss in that over.

Here, ground staff carrying covers on to the pitch at Kensington Oval. (Picture courtesy WICB Media/Randy Brooks.)