The Champions League Twenty20 match between Delhi Daredevils and Auckland Aces was abandoned due to incessant rains. The match officials decided to call off the game an hour before the cut-off time since rain continued to lash the ground for about two hours.
All of the last three evening games have now been abandoned due to inclement weather. Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians had to share points with rivals as their matches could not be completed due to rain.
It was Delhi Daredevils’ second match in the tournament,having won the opener against Kolkata on October 13. They remain on second in the points table in Group A with six points and a healthy net run-rate of +2.60.
Titans are leading the table with eight points,having won both the matches they have played. Delhi next play Perth Scorchers on Sunday in Cape Town. It means the players of the side will play a match after a gap of eight days.
The 2012 winners,Chennai Super Kings,face defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday in what could be a must-win match for both teams or a dead rubber depending on the result of the Lions vs Yorkshire game in the afternoon.
Mumbai,with two points,are third in the Group B tally behind Sixers (12) and Lions (8). Chennai,meanwhile,are yet to open their account after a 14-run loss to Sixers and a six-wicket defeat to Lions. It means that a win for Lions will pretty much slam the door shut on the two Indian sides.
Mumbai have posted one loss while their game against Yorkshire on Thursday evening was abandoned. Chennai,on the other hand,have lost both their opening games.