New South Wales v Queensland, FR Cup, Sydney October 24, 2007

Blues and Bulls share points in rainy Sydney

Cricinfo staff

Match abandoned due to rain Queensland 4 for 127 (Broad 55*, Nye 43, Cameron 2-26) v New South Wales

Ryan Broad was anchoring Queensland's innings with 55 not out when rain ended play © Getty Images

Persistent rain in Sydney gave New South Wales and Queensland their first points of the FR Cup as the match was abandoned with the Bulls sitting at 4 for 127. The fourth and final rain stoppage came in the 28th over as Ryan Broad (55 not out) was trying to set the Blues a challenging target.

He had survived a tough new-ball period after the Bulls chose to bat and fell to 3 for 44. Aaron Nye provided a flicker of entertainment for the spectators who braved the conditions, belting 43 from 44 balls before skying a catch to Nathan Hauritz in the outfield from what proved to be the final ball of the match.

The no-result meant Queensland's under-strength attack - Andy Bichel and Michael Kasprowicz are injured - earned a reprieve against a New South Wales line-up boasting Phil Jaques, who is pushing for a Test call-up. Both sides had lost their opening one-day games and the Blues now sit fourth on the table ahead of the fifth-placed Bulls.