The game has been officially called off. The next game between Mumbai Indians and Otago Volts is scheduled at the same venue and we hope that the rain eases off till then.
Well, bad news creeping in. Simon Doull just tweeted this, "First game called off and news to follow later on MI Volts game. Rain has eased but ground soaked."
Just to inform, for a minimum of five-a-side match to take place, the cut-off time is 1840 IST.
Just what we feared. It has started pouring in Ahmedabad. The covers are firmly on. Stay tuned for further updates.
TOSS - Highveld Lions have won the toss and ELECTED TO FIELD. Alviro Petersen says that there are overcast conditions and the ball will swing first up. Simon Katich says that he would have bowled first too with the uncertainty in weather and the rain around. He adds that the surface looks dry underneath but with the rain around it will be interesting to know whether the ball will spin or not.
Well! It's gone absolutely dark, looks pretty cloudy and conditions look ominous.
PITCH - The wicket has some tinge of grass and will assist the seamers with the new ball. Ravi Shastri reckons that it will be two-paced. Also it's been raining in this part of the world and there will be some moisture in the wicket too.
Hello and welcome to the coverage of the fourth match of the CLT20 between Highveld Lions and Perth Scorchers at Ahmedabad. The Lions narrowly missed out on the title last time around as they lost to Sydney Sixers in the final. They look a solid side boasting of strong international players and would be looking to go one notch further and aim for the title this time around. Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have been consistently doing well in the Big Bash League and ended up as finalists in their first two seasons. They haven't had the last push to get them past the finish line and they would be looking to start off on a positive note in pursuit of some silverware this time around.