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Cricket - KPL 2018, Bengaluru Blasters vs Bijapur Bulls, Live Score Updates and Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 22, 2018 20:24 IST

Live updates of the game between the Bengaluru Blasters and the Bijapur Bulls.

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20:24 (IST)22 AUG 2018

That's that then - this is Aadya Sharma, from the KSCA Hubli Ground, taking your leave. We will be back with the next game tomorrow, between the Hubli Tigers and the Belagavi Panthers at 6:30 pm.

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20:17 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Jacinta is one of India's only two qualified women curators.

20:13 (IST)22 AUG 2018

We leave you with this image of the curators Prashanth Rao and Jacinta trying to dry the wet patch using firewood.

20:13 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Bijapur Bulls vs Bengaluru Blasters

20:10 (IST)22 AUG 2018

FINAL UPDATE: The match has been called off.

20:09 (IST)22 AUG 2018

It's raining heavily again - all the ground staff and officials have left the scene and are scurrying for cover. 

19:54 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Here's the current scene - almost completely covered in tarpaulin.

19:53 (IST)22 AUG 2018


Bijapur Bulls vs Bengaluru Blasters

19:48 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The ground staff has almost completely covered the playing arena. Sheets of various shades of blue have completely taken over the green turf. On one side, the ground staff continues to experiment with fire, hoping to dry off the damp patches.

19:36 (IST)22 AUG 2018

UPDATE: The next inspection is at 8 PM IST

19:25 (IST)22 AUG 2018

That's smoke billowing out of the 'fire experiment'

19:24 (IST)22 AUG 2018


Bijapur Bulls vs Bengaluru Blasters

19:14 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Mitchell Johnson is out of his commentary dugout and the crowds, deprived of any cricketing action, find voice in their throat. He's greeted by loud yells from one section of the crowd.

19:12 (IST)22 AUG 2018

They are using fire to heat up the wet patches and relieve them of the extra dampness. Wonder how much that will help.

19:08 (IST)22 AUG 2018

You know what's the best way to dry anything - heat. And the groundsmen are doing it with fire - quite literally.

18:52 (IST)22 AUG 2018

All in all, it doesn't seem really great at the moment.

18:52 (IST)22 AUG 2018

If you though the wet outfield was the only concern, dark clouds have gathered around - a heavy wind is blowing from one side and there is the occasional drizzle too.

18:42 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The passing showers are not helping them one bit.

18:42 (IST)22 AUG 2018

The groundsmen have been working really hard over the last two days, but some parts of the outfield continue to be damp.

18:41 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Rain, and a subsequent wet outfield, ruined the first game of the day - with the Ballari Tuskers and the Hubli Tigers sharing one point each.

18:32 (IST)22 AUG 2018

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second game of today's double-header, between the Bengaluru Blasters and the Bijapur Bulls.
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