Auckland Aces v Delhi Daredevils, Group A, CLT20, Durban October 19, 2012

Rain continues to follow the IPL sides

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Auckland Aces v Delhi Daredevils Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Rain seems to be following the IPL sides wherever they go. A third successive evening game in the Champions League Twenty20 was washed out today, in Durban. While some play had been possible in the previous no-results, even the toss could not take place at Kingsmead as a persistent, but not heavy, drizzle set in. It was Delhi Daredevils' turn to be satisfied with two points, after Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians on the previous two evenings.

While the rain had knocked Knight Riders out, and left Mumbai Indians hoping for a Yorkshire win against Lions, it did not impact Daredevils' chances as much. They were still placed second on the points table, behind Titans, and ahead on net run-rate of Auckland Aces, who also pocketed two points.

Abhishek Purohit is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo

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  • SuperSharky on October 20, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    This DOESN"T look good. Rain are predicted for the South African coast till Wednesday or Thursday. We will be lucky if a few games could be completed. This year it is WET El Nino year. Next year will be the Dry El Nino year, but then the tournament will be played in the wet sub-continent. It's time that South Africa gets themselves a stadium with a roof.

  • Simmy567 on October 20, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    To be honest I am happy that rain is following the ipl sides, I dont believe that they should be in this league. Their overseas quota is larger than the other sides. Even though it hasnt shown up yet, it detracts from the games.

  • SanjivAwesome on October 20, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    Looks like the monsoons have diverted towards the African continent!

  • ADI_GUNGALIYA_FANTASY on October 20, 2012, 4:04 GMT

    Hoping was rain in Lions v/s Yorkshire, i.e lions 10 points with n.r.r +0.054 not so big MI can win both match qualify for Semi.

  • Indika7280 on October 20, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    ~~~~~~~~~ 2012 CLT20 champions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Delhi Daredevils

    ~~~~~~~~~~~ 100% sure ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • davidatlas999 on October 20, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    @maddy with 4 ipl team if the not win even this one too.then shame on them.they have the best player around the world.four out of 10 teams.it is some thing big for a tournament.i back them for another win you are?

  • hnlns on October 20, 2012, 3:25 GMT

    Today's first game might very well see Lions go through to semis and the other three teams including the two from IPL might get knocked out. Can't imagine how Yorkshire would win against a team which will play on their home turf. Most likely outcome is bye bye Yorkshire, MI, and CSK.

  • Zakattack655 on October 20, 2012, 2:37 GMT

    Auckland will be relying on DD losses against the Scorchers and Titans. Though its unlikely for DD to lose to the Scorchers.

  • patilyogs on October 20, 2012, 1:50 GMT

    From Group A I think DD and Titans and DD will make it to semis, DD need to only one game out of two so they will 10 points, and healthy run rate. though Auckland and perth won their remaining two matches they also be at point 10 which is not possible

  • Sinhaya on October 20, 2012, 1:45 GMT

    This is now 3 games in 3 abandoned in the CLT20 2012! Also, the Uva Trinidad match was also washed out without a result due to rain. If this happened in Sri Lanka, fans worldwide will say Sri Lanka is the worse place to have a tournament. Any thought on South Africa getting this. Please dont single out Sri Lanka in terms of weather. I am making a kind request here. Look at Sri Lanka's home series this year. Hosted England for 2 tests and no rain interruptions. Pakistan came and only 2 ODIs were rain hit (1 no result other DL based) and 1 out of 3 tests were rain hit. India came in July and all 5 ODIs and T20 went hassle free. SLPL had 7 games rain hit I agree. Then the world T20 was perfectly fine (2 were DL declared and only 1 was no result). Compare the last T20 in West Indies where 3 games were DL declared and one was no result.

  • SuperSharky on October 20, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    This DOESN"T look good. Rain are predicted for the South African coast till Wednesday or Thursday. We will be lucky if a few games could be completed. This year it is WET El Nino year. Next year will be the Dry El Nino year, but then the tournament will be played in the wet sub-continent. It's time that South Africa gets themselves a stadium with a roof.

  • Simmy567 on October 20, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    To be honest I am happy that rain is following the ipl sides, I dont believe that they should be in this league. Their overseas quota is larger than the other sides. Even though it hasnt shown up yet, it detracts from the games.

  • SanjivAwesome on October 20, 2012, 7:24 GMT

    Looks like the monsoons have diverted towards the African continent!

  • ADI_GUNGALIYA_FANTASY on October 20, 2012, 4:04 GMT

    Hoping was rain in Lions v/s Yorkshire, i.e lions 10 points with n.r.r +0.054 not so big MI can win both match qualify for Semi.

  • Indika7280 on October 20, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    ~~~~~~~~~ 2012 CLT20 champions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Delhi Daredevils

    ~~~~~~~~~~~ 100% sure ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • davidatlas999 on October 20, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    @maddy with 4 ipl team if the not win even this one too.then shame on them.they have the best player around the world.four out of 10 teams.it is some thing big for a tournament.i back them for another win you are?

  • hnlns on October 20, 2012, 3:25 GMT

    Today's first game might very well see Lions go through to semis and the other three teams including the two from IPL might get knocked out. Can't imagine how Yorkshire would win against a team which will play on their home turf. Most likely outcome is bye bye Yorkshire, MI, and CSK.

  • Zakattack655 on October 20, 2012, 2:37 GMT

    Auckland will be relying on DD losses against the Scorchers and Titans. Though its unlikely for DD to lose to the Scorchers.

  • patilyogs on October 20, 2012, 1:50 GMT

    From Group A I think DD and Titans and DD will make it to semis, DD need to only one game out of two so they will 10 points, and healthy run rate. though Auckland and perth won their remaining two matches they also be at point 10 which is not possible

  • Sinhaya on October 20, 2012, 1:45 GMT

    This is now 3 games in 3 abandoned in the CLT20 2012! Also, the Uva Trinidad match was also washed out without a result due to rain. If this happened in Sri Lanka, fans worldwide will say Sri Lanka is the worse place to have a tournament. Any thought on South Africa getting this. Please dont single out Sri Lanka in terms of weather. I am making a kind request here. Look at Sri Lanka's home series this year. Hosted England for 2 tests and no rain interruptions. Pakistan came and only 2 ODIs were rain hit (1 no result other DL based) and 1 out of 3 tests were rain hit. India came in July and all 5 ODIs and T20 went hassle free. SLPL had 7 games rain hit I agree. Then the world T20 was perfectly fine (2 were DL declared and only 1 was no result). Compare the last T20 in West Indies where 3 games were DL declared and one was no result.

  • Shaitan_Zindabad on October 20, 2012, 0:29 GMT

    I'd say Delhi Daredevils would feel more hard done by this wash out than AA. The reason i say this is cause - 3 of their top 5 batsman ie Jayawardene/Warner, Pieterson & Taylor are more than capable of performing in these conditions and aren't just flat track bullies. Unmukt Chand is no mug with the bat either. He did pretty well in similar conditions in Australia, and he smacked Kallis & Lee for a few in the last game as well. Add to that the bowling power of Morkel, Yadav & Pathan. and even Agarkar would be a handful here as he skids the ball. Of course nothing is certain in T20 cricket but Delhi were definitely favorites going into this one.

  • Vikum72 on October 20, 2012, 0:26 GMT

    To think some Indian weather 'experts' were claiming the ICC world T20 should have being played in SA to avoid rain in SL.....LOL

  • maddy20 on October 20, 2012, 0:20 GMT

    @ Arsalan Ali It so happens that the so called IPL teams have won 3 of the 4 editions of CL so far. You must be referring to Sialkot Stallions!

  • on October 19, 2012, 23:20 GMT

    Nampally, AA has won more matches than any of the IPL teams, including against IPL teams.

  • shortsillypoint on October 19, 2012, 23:02 GMT

    Nampally - the KKR were too good (on paper) for AA too! Yeah right! Unfair on AA who would have got 4 points - just as silly an argument.

  • on October 19, 2012, 22:54 GMT

    Rain did not knock KKR out, their miserable performance did. And Indian teams like all IPL team will continue to struggle overseas due to nature of pitches. IPL team is yet to win against non IPL team because they can only perform on flat batting tracks and when skills are tested overseas, they fail. DD was lucky to get 2 free points. India need bowlers to be a world class side, but their domestic pitches does not support their fast bowlers hence they have such a miserable record overseas.

  • Nampally on October 19, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    DD were deprived of 4 points for the Win. AA was no match for a very strong DD team. CLT20 organisers should consider having an optional day to allow for rain next year to avoid such lopsided points being awarded to AA. It is also unfair to other teams in the Group A. AA got 2 free points instead of Zero.

  • macashok on October 19, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    Rain and more of it. Play they should have but it isn't happening. Wonder if the authorities could have planed it better. May be some other place, may be other time. Or may be no champions league at all.

  • yorkshirematt on October 19, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    Apparently it only rains in England

  • kaplish202 on October 19, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    this year champion league is a total flop. even bcci has recognized it.may be due to excess of 20-20 or rain.give more support to ranji trophy so as to be a world class side.

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  • kaplish202 on October 19, 2012, 19:42 GMT

    this year champion league is a total flop. even bcci has recognized it.may be due to excess of 20-20 or rain.give more support to ranji trophy so as to be a world class side.

  • yorkshirematt on October 19, 2012, 19:52 GMT

    Apparently it only rains in England

  • macashok on October 19, 2012, 20:00 GMT

    Rain and more of it. Play they should have but it isn't happening. Wonder if the authorities could have planed it better. May be some other place, may be other time. Or may be no champions league at all.

  • Nampally on October 19, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    DD were deprived of 4 points for the Win. AA was no match for a very strong DD team. CLT20 organisers should consider having an optional day to allow for rain next year to avoid such lopsided points being awarded to AA. It is also unfair to other teams in the Group A. AA got 2 free points instead of Zero.

  • on October 19, 2012, 22:54 GMT

    Rain did not knock KKR out, their miserable performance did. And Indian teams like all IPL team will continue to struggle overseas due to nature of pitches. IPL team is yet to win against non IPL team because they can only perform on flat batting tracks and when skills are tested overseas, they fail. DD was lucky to get 2 free points. India need bowlers to be a world class side, but their domestic pitches does not support their fast bowlers hence they have such a miserable record overseas.

  • shortsillypoint on October 19, 2012, 23:02 GMT

    Nampally - the KKR were too good (on paper) for AA too! Yeah right! Unfair on AA who would have got 4 points - just as silly an argument.

  • on October 19, 2012, 23:20 GMT

    Nampally, AA has won more matches than any of the IPL teams, including against IPL teams.

  • maddy20 on October 20, 2012, 0:20 GMT

    @ Arsalan Ali It so happens that the so called IPL teams have won 3 of the 4 editions of CL so far. You must be referring to Sialkot Stallions!

  • Vikum72 on October 20, 2012, 0:26 GMT

    To think some Indian weather 'experts' were claiming the ICC world T20 should have being played in SA to avoid rain in SL.....LOL

  • Shaitan_Zindabad on October 20, 2012, 0:29 GMT

    I'd say Delhi Daredevils would feel more hard done by this wash out than AA. The reason i say this is cause - 3 of their top 5 batsman ie Jayawardene/Warner, Pieterson & Taylor are more than capable of performing in these conditions and aren't just flat track bullies. Unmukt Chand is no mug with the bat either. He did pretty well in similar conditions in Australia, and he smacked Kallis & Lee for a few in the last game as well. Add to that the bowling power of Morkel, Yadav & Pathan. and even Agarkar would be a handful here as he skids the ball. Of course nothing is certain in T20 cricket but Delhi were definitely favorites going into this one.