Jozi Stars 0 for no loss v Paarl Rocks - match abandoned without a ball bowled
A summer downpour sent Jozi Stars into the final of the inaugural Mzansi Super League, heavy rain washing out the play-off eliminator against Paarl Rocks at the Wanderers.
The weather was starting to close in even as the captains met in the middle for the toss half an hour before play, with Rocks captain Faf du Plessis calling correctly and opting to field. The players never left the dugout, however, with the covers coming out straight after the toss. When it was still raining heavily at 8.30pm, the game was officially called off.
There was no reserve day, and according to the league's playing conditions in the event of insufficient playing time being available to achieve a result, Stars went through to the final on the basis of their better final log position as they finished in second position with 29 points.
They will meet Cape Town Blitz in the final on Sunday at Newlands, where the weather should be set fair. In the event of inclement weather in the final, there will be a reserve day, as well as two hours of additional playing time allocated on both the match day and the reserve day. An additional 20 minutes is permissible for a Super Over to take place which is inclusive of the 10 minutes changeover period after the match.
Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town