Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, 4th Match - Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Series: Big Bash League 2023-24 Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong Date & Time: Dec 10, 07:15 PM LOCAL
PRS 30/2 (6.5)
No result - due to pitch conditions

20:06 Local Time, 09:06 GMT, 14:36 IST: A shame really, the match has been called off. 'The last delivery behaved uncharacteristically, it behaved dangerously and we were forced to halt play. We had a look at the pitch, it didn't seem unplayable, we've seen such divots previously as well. We've got a few processes, some follow-up, we consulted and came up with the final decision,' says the onfield umpires. So that's that, the match is abandoned and the two teams will share a point each. A farce at the BBL today, but games do keep rolling along. Do join us tomorrow as the Hurricanes take on the Sixers. For now, cheers and bye..

19:50 Local Time, 08:50 GMT, 14:20 IST: The captains and the coaches have been called into the room for a chat. We're hearing that the umpires are discussing privately with the tournament organisers and will then take a call on this game.

19:46 Local Time, 08:46 GMT, 14:16 IST: The problem is that of a damp area on the pitch which is unsettling the batters - so the ball bounces awkwardly whenever the ball lands on the surface. You can spot some divots on the surface and both teams did look concerned. There was some overnight rain and think the water has seeped under the covers. The players are chatting around the boundary skirtings even as the officials take charge.


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, no run, this pitch looks dangerous, Hardie doesn't look happy and he has a word with the umpire. They two confer and have a chat - will they ask the players to walk off? Yes, the ball has been handed over and the players walk off - spat from a length wide of off and left Inglis with no chance on the drive, before looping into the keeper's gloves


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, no run, edged and dropped, de Kock did get his left glove, but the ball hit the palm and burst out - the nip-backer and Inglis was playing down the wrong line, caught the inside edge and flew over the stumps


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, no run, on a good length and angling back into the right-hander, burst past Inglis's extravant drive, beating him on the inside edge


Sutherland to Hardie, 1 run, full and wide of off, sliced away behind square on the off-side for a single


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, 1 run, fuller length delivery on middle, Inglis pushes forward and skews a thick inside edge, behind square on the on-side for a single


Mujeeb to Hardie, no run, Mujeeb slows down the pace on off, Hardie backs away and pushes it to the off-side


Mujeeb to Hardie, FOUR, Hardie brings out the reverse sweep once again - gets on top of the bounce and then swats it over backward point for another boundary


Mujeeb to Hardie, no run, slower and spinning away from outside off - Hardie backs away and is beaten by the slowness of the drift, de Kock broke the stumps, but he hadn't gone anywhere


Mujeeb to Hardie, FOUR, cracking shot, Hardie brings out the reverse sweep once again, rolled his wrists and then placed it behind square on the off-side, past the diving fielder and into the ropes


Mujeeb to Hardie, no run, loopy delivery outside off,driven straight to the fielder at cover


Mujeeb to Hardie, no run, flighted delivery outside off, went straight on and beats Hardie's reverse sweep

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

A slip for Mujeeb


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, no run, the leg-cutter now, pitched up and drew Inglis forward, before shaping past the outside edge


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, no run, on a good length and angling back intgo the right-hander, catches Inglis high on the thigh-pad as he pressed forward


Sutherland to Josh Inglis, 2 runs, fuller length delivery and well wide of off, steered behind square on the off-side, comes back for the second

Josh Inglis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

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