False start! Scorchers’ match abandoned in bizarre scenes

A dangerously rain-affected pitch abruptly ended the Scorcher's opening clash against the Melbourne Renegades in Geelong, with points on the verge of being lost.

Just a day after the third Big Bash match was rained out in Adelaide, fans were left disappointed when the players were removed from the field after just 6.5 overs of the Scorcher's batting innings, with the pitch showing a strong bounce at a good length after the rain seeped underneath. the covers over the weekend.

Geelong has faced a torrent of rain over the past two days, and staff were on the field before the game with hair dryers trying to get the pitch ready.

Renegades captain Nic Maddinson revealed before the first ball that the umpires had decided the pitch would not improve and began play in the hope that the wet area would not have an adverse impact.

However, it was clear that just two balls into the game, the patch with a good length, would play tricks when Stephen Eskinazi received a brutal welcome back to Australian shores.

The Englishman was sent packing lbw in just the second delivery of the game after Tom Rogers got a straight shot to get out of the wet zone.

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