JLT Cup Results: Victoria enter the semi-finals on NRR after the rain-affected qualifying-final against New South Wales.
Rain played spoilsport in which was anticipated to be a riveting contest of 50-overs cricket in the ongoing JLT Cup, Australia’s premier domestic One-Day competition. Scheduled to be played at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney, the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
The adverse weather conditions took a toll on the home team’s prospects of progressing in the tourney for they needed a win to qualify.
With both the teams winning two and losing five matches so far, they were tied on nine points each. That being said, a better Net Run Rate saw Victoria qualifying for the semi-finals where they will be locking horns against table-toppers and the undefeated Western Australia (23 points) on Sunday at the Junction Oval.
The funny game that cricket is, it saw Victoria qualifying for the next stage with a slender lead of 0.02 in their NRR. Had NSW scored one more run in their match against Victoria, they would have qualified for the semi-finals.
The first semi-final will be played between Tasmania and Queensland at Drummoyne Oval tomorrow. In a qualifying criteria which allowed all six teams to qualify for the finals, it has witnessed the No. 6 ranked team in Queensland defeating the No. 3 ranked team in South Australia.
The eliminated team will not be preparing for the Sheffield Shield, whose first round is scheduled to start from October 16.
Below are some of the latest Twitter reactions on the JLT Cup:
— ABhishek Kumar (@47kumarab) October 4, 2018
— Battling Lefty (@murzo_4) October 4, 2018
Match abandoned at Drummoyne Oval.
Victoria progress due to finishing higher on the ladder after the preliminary rounds.
— NSW Blues (@CricketNSWBlues) October 4, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 3, 2018
— Victorian Cricket Team (@VicStateCricket) October 4, 2018