NSW v WA, Sheffield Shield, Sydney January 27, 2013

Rain prevents a result in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

Western Australia 242 and 8 for 219 (O'Keefe 4-47) drew with New South Wales 344

Rain ended any hope of a result at Blacktown Oval in Sydney, where only ten overs were bowled on the final day between New South Wales and Western Australia. The Blues finished the third day needing two wickets to end the Warriors' second innings and set up a potentially small chase, but their hopes were thwarted by the weather and they had to settle for first-innings points.

When play finally began, Western Australia added only eight runs to their overnight total and finished on 8 for 219 when the match was called off, with debutant Ashton Agar unbeaten on 34 and Jason Behrendorff on 7. Steve O'Keefe ended up with 4 for 47 in the second innings and match figures of 8 for 102, a career-best analysis.

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  • John on January 27, 2013, 13:34 GMT

    Shaggy, the game was also at Blacktown and not the SCG. I was actually contemplating going out but looked out the window and said not worth it

  • Phil on January 27, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Yes i was in Sydney today and it poured all day and is expected to rain harder tomorrow.

  • Peter on January 27, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    @Shaggy076.Mmate check the weather, it poured down all day, & I mean poured! I am actually really surprised they got 10 overs in. But, let me know where else they play in the pouring rain & we might get some tips.

  • Graham on January 27, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    Whats going on with Sydney curators, like the 4th one-day international clearly the visiting team has been disadvantaged as we know NSW were going to struggle to make 100 in the 4th innings. really need the ACB to start looking into these injustices. Or is it because sometimes the weather just gets in the way of cricket?

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