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The match was abandoned due to heavy rain
Heavy rain in the Australian city of Hobart ruined the highly-anticipated Big Bash League (BBL) clash between the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers.
The toss had been delayed by rain as well, but once it finally went ahead, Hurricanes captain George Bailey won and decided to bowl first.
Due to the heavy rain, the match had also been cut down to eight overs a side.
Bailey would have been pondering over whether he made the right decision as the Strikers’ opening pair of Alex Hales and Michael Klinger put together an 86-run partnership before Hales was run out for 49.
Hales’ brilliant knock of 49 came off just 19 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.
However, just one ball after Hales had been dismissed and Phillip Hughes had walked to the crease, the rain came down again and the umpires had no choice but to call the match off.