Victoria-NSW one-day clash abandoned

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Victoria firebrand James Pattinson's suspension over an ugly Sheffield Shield incident has effectively amounted to nothing after the one-day clash he was banned for was washed out.

Play never got under way between Victoria and NSW as persistent rain fell at the MCG on Friday, with the match abandoned and declared a draw.

Two points were awarded to each side in their first match of the one-day competition after a delayed start to the season because of interstate border closures.

Pattinson was unavailable for the match after Cricket Australia ruled he had overstepped the mark in an on-field stoush with Daniel Hughes during the most recent Shield contest between the teams.

Pattinson was frustrated by Hughes as the Blues batter dug in on the final day of the match on Monday.

After one delivery, the former Test firebrand threw the ball towards Hughes, which hit the NSW opener on the foot.

Pattinson was found guilty by CA of throwing a ball at or near a player in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner.

He was suspended for the one-dayer and also fined his Shield match fee.

Pattinson will return for Victoria against NSW when the teams meet for a third time in a Shield contest this season, starting at the SCG on Friday.

In-form quick Scott Boland will also return for Victoria after he was rested from the one-day match.

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