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Rain washes out Heat’s chances of making it to play-offs
Mzansi Super League

Rain washes out Heat’s chances of making it to play-offs

Ball-by-ball clips & scorecard: Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants - Match 22 - Durban

The Durban Heat needed maximum points from their clash with the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in order to stand a chance of making it to the play-offs, however rain had the final say at Kingsmead and the two teams had to take two points each.

It was effectively the end of the play-off road for the Heat and they have three matches left to put in some decent performances.

The Giants opted to bat first after winning the toss and started off positively with Jason Roy dispatching his second ball for six.

Roy and captain Jon-Jon Smuts put on 42 in just over five overs before seamer Marchant de Lange picked up the first wicket, trapping Roy in front for 26.

Rudi Second joined his captain and the pair pressed the score to 64 in the eighth over before the rain forced the players from the field.

When the players returned the match had been reduced to a 17 over-a-side match.

Smuts blazed his way to 50 off just 38 balls and the Giants went past 100 and the partnership over the 50 run mark.

The Giants batsmen took the total to 113 before Second fell to Rashid Khan his first wicket, caught in the deep by Erwee.

However, non-stop rain had forced umpires to call off the game and hand over points to each side.