The Bupa Sheffield Shield clash between NSW and Victoria has ended in a draw after rain and bad light saw just five overs bowled on day four at the SCG.
The Blues added 10 runs to their overnight total to progress to 3-194 in their second innings, leading by 157 runs, when the showers finally abated at 2.30pm local time.
But the action was short-lived as the players trudged back in the pavilion 19-minutes later due to bad light.
Blues opener Scott Henry was stranded 19 runs short of a maiden first-class century, while Peter Nevill was the other unbeaten batsman on 61 when play was officially abandoned at 5.30pm local time.
Brad Haddin (108) and Chris Rogers (125) reached triple figures in the match, while Henry (81 not-out and 78) struck half-centuries in both innings.
NSW quick Mitchell Starc (4-72) pressed his claims for a start in next week's second Test against South Africa, while Jayde Herrick led the visitors' attack with four wickets (3-72 and 1-65) for the match.
The Bushrangers claimed first-innings honours to move to 20 competition points, equal with competition leaders Queensland after five games, while the Blues remain in fourth spot on eight points after four matches.
Blues paceman Josh Hazlewood says the hosts fancied their chances of gaining maximum points heading into the final day.
"We're very disappointed," Hazlewood said.
"Heading away from this game last night we thought if we could get the whole 112 overs in today we were definitely a chance maybe to get another 80 or 90 runs.
"(That would) set them around that 240-250 mark and then have a crack at them. It was very disappointing not to get out there today or (only) for a couple of overs anyway."
Bushrangers coach Greg Shipperd said: "Everyone wants to play for six points but circumstances and a lot of lost time in the game didn't help either side."
"On that wicket any run chase would have been a tough one so NSW in a sense were in the box seat once they'd recovered from the 3-89 yesterday, with a really good partnership (between Scott Henry and Peter Nevill),but we'll certainly take the two points with a smile on our face."
First Posted 16 November, 2012 5:44PM AEST