29th Match, Centurion, December 08, 2019, Mzansi Super League

Match abandoned without a ball bowled


Durban Heat face nervous wait on weather after Tshwane Spartans-Cape Town Blitz washed out

Heat need to beat Jozi Stars on Tuesday to pip Spartans into third

Persistent rain meant play was impossible at Centurion

Persistent rain meant play was impossible at Centurion  •  Getty Images

Tshwane Spartans v Cape Town Blitz - match abandoned without a ball bowled
Durban Heat face a nervous wait on the weather in their bid to reach the play-offs of the Mzansi Super League after Tshwane Spartans' game against Cape Town Blitz was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Sunday.
The Heat sit fourth in the points table ahead of the final game of the group stage on Tuesday, needing a win against rock-bottom Jozi Stars to overtake the Spartans and finish third.
But the forecast is again poor in Durban, meaning Tuesday's game set to be rain-affected. A fifth no-result of the season would leave the Heat a single point behind the Spartans.
Paarl Rocks qualified to the final by beating Nelson Mandela Bay Giants on Sunday, with the two teams finishing level on 27 points each, but the Rocks prevailing thanks to their superior head-to-head record.
That means the Giants will host Friday's qualifier, with the winner of that game qualifying for Monday's final in Paarl.
Both the Spartans and the Heat have suffered badly from heavy rainfall throughout the tournament. Five of the Spartans' ten group games were washed out, including four of their five games at Centurion, while four of the Heat's nine games thus far have been no-results.
Paarl Rocks - finished top, qualified for home final
Nelson Mandela Bay Giants - finished second, through to home qualifier
Tshwane Spartans - will finish third and go through to qualifier unless Heat beat Stars
Durban Heat - will finish fourth and be knocked out unless they beat Stars
Cape Town Blitz - finished fifth
Jozi Stars - finished last

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