Melbourne Stars' weather-affected history at UTAS Stadium continued as they and the Perth Scorchers found themselves washed out on Wednesday night.
The Scorchers posted 6-158 off 17 overs before rain halted play for over an hour with a revised six-over target of 76 set for the Stars - who also played a damp match in Launceston last season.
Seven balls, 10 runs and the prized scalp of Marcus Stoinis later, the returning rain became too much and the match was abandoned.
Earlier in the night, Star Billy Stanlake removed Josh Inglis in the third over as Scorchers imports Colin Munro (New Zealand) and Joe Clarke (England) set about building a platform for the adopted home side.
The pair smacked together a partnership of 49 off just 27 balls, taking to the Stars' youthful spin attack in the absence of Adam Zampa.
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A bowling change proved the difference, as captain Glenn Maxwell brought on second-gamer Liam Hatcher (2-17) who claimed the scalps of Clarke (34 off 16) and gun all-rounder Mitch Marsh in consecutive deliveries to swing the game back in their favour.
Munro looked the key, clobbering his way through the innings' middle period - including a six that smacked into the UTAS function centre glass - as captain Ashton Turner joined him at the crease.
After 10 overs - with the Scorchers at 3-91 - Ben Dunk was subbed in for Tom O'Connell as the Stars' X-factor player as Turner deposited consecutive sixes to bring up triple figures.
He didn't look like stopping, smacking three more maximums off a Hilton Cartwright over that went for 23 but as all good things do, his run came to an end - caught behind for 39 off 17 off the bowling of Nic Maddinson.
Maddinson's part-time work grabbed the other precious scalp in Munro - who fell one short of his maiden BBL half-ton at 49 off 36.
The Stars claimed another wicket and slowed the run rate down to be sitting at their final resting score before the doomed rain intervened for the first time.
Things looked bleak for the clash but the rain momentarily disappeared and after a quick warm-up, play resumed with the man affectionately known as 'spiceman' Andre Fletcher and Stoinis walking out to bat.
The latter was unluckily trapped in front for four by Jye Richardson moments before the umpires pulled stumps on the game.