Washout sees Dolphins reach RAM SLAM Final

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 14: General views during the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge, Semi Final match between Hollywoodbets Dolphins and WSB Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on December 14, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 14: General views during the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge, Semi Final match between Hollywoodbets Dolphins and WSB Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on December 14, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins are through to the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge final after their semi-final against the WSB Cape Cobras was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on Thursday.

Not a ball was bowled due to persistent rain, which had engulfed the east coast city for most of the day and through a frustrating evening for all those who turned up to watch the game.

The final outcome eventually meant that the hosts progressed to Saturday’s 20-over season finale against the Multiply Titans in Centurion by virtue of ending above the visitors on the final log table.

It ended a forgettable season for Durban in the competition, with the match being the fifth abandonment in six games.

Rain had been predicted all week and the forecasters had been mainly spot on, with Thursday another gloomy day.

Umpires Shaun George and Allahudien Paleker waited until as late as possible – around 8.20pm – before deciding to call off proceedings.