Arun Gopalakrishnan in Mumbai
Match Report: M4 - Highveld Lions vs Perth Scorchers
Weather forces teams to share points
Earlier in the evening, the match looked all set for an on-time start. The Highveld Lions skipper Alviro Petersen won the toss and put the Scorchers in to bat. However, within minutes of the toss, the skies opened up and there was a deluge. The rain did not relent for more than an hour, and small puddles across the field slowly turned to huge ponds of water.
With the rain not relenting, the Match Officials had no option but to abandon the match.
The Scorchers handed T20 caps to Ashton Agar, Joel Paris and Ashton Turner, before the rains set in and forced the match to be abandoned.
Highveld Lions XI: Alviro Petersen (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Rassie van der Dussen, Hardus Viljoen, Temba Bavuma, Jean Symes, Dwaine Pretorious, Sohail Tanvir, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Perth Scorchers XI: Simon Katich (captain), Laim Davis, Ashton Agar, Adam Voges, Ashton Turner, Hilton Cartwright, Tom Triffitt (wicket-keeper), Joel Parris, Jason Behrendorff, Brad Hogg, Michael Beer.