Rain reschedules Momentum Cup Final for Saturday

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 02: Match stopped due to rain storms and lightning during the Momentum One-Day Cup, Final match between Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Warriors at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on February 02, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 02: Match stopped due to rain storms and lightning during the Momentum One-Day Cup, Final match between Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Warriors at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on February 02, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

The Momentum One-Day Cup Final will be replayed on Saturday after persistent rain forced the Friday clash between the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Warriors to be abandoned after 39.4 overs at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban.

The hosts had reached 154 for six when umpires Allahudien Paleker and Bongani Jele first took the players off for lightening.

A heavy downpour then followed and then stopped around 30 minutes later, but the persistent drizzle kept returning after the field was cleared.

It left the officials with little choice but to call off the game and order the players to reconvene for the reserve day, which will see the match start from scratch at 1.30pm on Saturday.

For the record, the home side had slipped into deep trouble on 89 for five, before Senuran Muthusamy’s unbeaten 53 (90 balls, 4 fours) helped them rebuild.

Andrew Birch was the pick of the bowlers with two for 29.

Fans who purchased tickets for today’s match will be able to use them again tomorrow.