Cricket - KPL 2018, Ballari Tuskers vs Hubli Tigers, Live Score Updates And Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 22, 2018 16:19 IST

Live coverage of the game between Ballari Tuskers and Hubli Tigers.


16:19 (IST)22 AUG 2018

FINAL UPDATE: The match has been called off. 

16:11 (IST)22 AUG 2018

It's not looking good at all at the moment - the clouds are swimming over the ground, but a major part of the ground is now covered.

16:11 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Hubli Tigers vs Ballari Tuskers

16:05 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The latest they can start, for a five-over game, is 4:44 pm.

15:58 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The rain is playing hide and seek here - it's clearly not helping the groundsmen, who are doing all that they can to dry the outfield.

15:58 (IST)22 AUG 2018

15:55 (IST)22 AUG 2018

And, here comes the rain again. It's not pouring down, it's a slight drizzle and the pitch is being covered real quick.

15:51 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The captains, Vinay Kumar and CM Gautam, can be seen talking to the officials. 

15:50 (IST)22 AUG 2018

We're closing in on the second inspection - it's around 10 minutes away, but patches of the ground have been covered with huge mats. 

15:17 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The umpires walk off, unimpressed with the outfield at the moment. 

15:17 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Update: Next inspection is at 4 PM

15:14 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Wet outfield resulted in last night's game, between the Bijapur Bulls and the Belagavi Panthers, to be called off. Everything seemed fine until a couple of hours back, when it poured heavily.

15:12 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The umpires and match officials are surveying the sides of the ground, making sure that the playing area is devoid of any wet patches.

15:11 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The sun is baking the pitch again, it's real bright here in Hubli and the rain, along with the crowds, has disappeared again.

15:00 (IST)22 AUG 2018

This is definitely going to take some time. 

14:59 (IST)22 AUG 2018

And, just minutes before the inspection, there's more rain - a light drizzle has come streaming in.

14:51 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Dean Jones is gingerly walking around along with a few Tuskers players to assess the ground.

14:50 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The main pitch has been laid bare to dry, but the outfield is a bit of an issue. 

14:49 (IST)22 AUG 2018

That's how it looks right now from the media box

14:47 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Hubli Tigers vs Ballari Tuskers

14:45 (IST)22 AUG 2018

As we speak, there is a stream of grey clouds swooping towards the ground from South and South West.

14:35 (IST)22 AUG 2018

UPDATE: Next inspection at 3 pm.
This is Aadya Sharma, reporting from the stadium in Hubli. The skies are absolutely clear, the sun is beating down, but the outfield is still damp. The staff is removing the covers at the moment.

14:08 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Though the weather looks clear, the start of the match has been delayed due to wet outfield. Umpires are out in the middle and soppers are doing their work.

14:03 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Hello and welcome to the first game of today's double-header, between the local team, the Hubli Tigers, and the Ballari Tuskers.

Both the teams have had contrasting fortunes so far in the tournament. While Hubli have won both their matches, Ballari Tuskers have lost both.
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