Delhi Daredevils v Titans, CLT20, Centurion October 23, 2012

Dead rubber washed out, Delhi Daredevils finish top


Delhi Daredevils v Titans Match abandoned without a ball being bowled
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Heavy rain after the toss in Centurion meant the final league match of Champions League T20 was abandoned without a ball being bowled. With that, Delhi Daredevils finished at the top of the group, and drew Lions in their semi-final in Durban on Thursday. Titans will take on Sydney Sixers at home venue, Centurion, on Friday.

The teams, both of whom had already qualified for the semi-final, were two points apart, and the result of the match could have had an impact on the final standings.

Keeping the relatively low stakes in mind, Daredevils had rested captain Mahela Jayawardene to give David Warner a hit. Ross Taylor lost the toss for them.

Titans had also made two changes to give Paul Harris and wicketkeeper Mangaliso Mosehle a game, but it was not to be.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Prashan on October 24, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    @Haleos, CLT 20 is a world event because no international matches were allowed to be played. This was an ICC event. Fact is that if the T20 world cup was held in South Africa this time of the year, rain interruptions were worse than Sri Lanka. Kindly give credit to the fact that all important Super 8 games, semi finals and finals went without any problem. When Sri Lanka hosted, less games were rain hit than when West Indies hosten the T20 world cup in 2010. No need to compare apples with oranges.

  • raghav on October 24, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Looking at the final tables for the qualifiers and group stages, there is an interesting observation. Both AA and Yorkshire finished BOTTOM of their respective groups.

    Doesn't that mean that the organizers are correct, and we actually have the best teams playing in the group stages?

  • Jayaesh on October 24, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    BCCI please allow Pakistani players in IPL from next year so Pakistani fans and other serial bashers tone down there rhetoric.India won t-20 WC back in 2007 in SA and CSK won CL in SA in 2010 plus the fact Indian team before 8-0 thrashings were doing well in overseas conditions winning series or drawing them,Indian batters are known for there batting prowess,if you look at this CL all our batters have done well enough except Sachin , it is just that Indian bowling has been below par which has cost them,foreign batters for IPL teams have been a let down .Cricket is a niche sport played by 8-9 countries and in half of those countris it is a 2nd or 3rd sport of choice.India with it's billion followers and huge TV deals is only viable financial market.Instead of bashing India pls try to engage with it, we are not Football that we can argue weather EPL is the best, or la liga,or serie a , or bundesliga or latin america.Therfore cricket community collide and not clash.

  • venkat on October 24, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    Any how one team from IPL that's Delhi Daredevil's will be in slought.. Hoping a great semi and if final under the lights of Viru, Mahela, KP, Rossco as well as the rising star Unmukh Chand...

  • John on October 24, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    A shame that this match - albeit a dead rubber - was affected by the weather. Although I have no huge interest , I'd like to see Titans win the tournament being a big Thomas/Van Der Merwe fan

  • Paul on October 24, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Lions vs Titans final - SA vs SA - would be great to see, especially since so many of their players chose their IPL franchise teams instead of playing for their 'home' teams.

  • John on October 24, 2012, 9:16 GMT

    @Sinhaya on (October 24 2012, 00:43 AM GMT) It's surely unfair to say any place is bad to host cricket matches just because they get some bad weather. It is what it is - no one wants this bad weather, not least the organisers

  • vas on October 24, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    KKR beat titans by massive 99 runs. KKR is out of semis but Titans in. MI was 4th in IPL5. They skipped the qualifying round of this years CLT20 because they were the defending CLT20 champions. CSK lost two CLOSE games and won two. DD is in the semis.T20 is an unpredictable format and rain also made a havoc on the results. CSK and MI were the CLT20 champions for the last two years. Even in South Africa majority of fans in the stadium seems to be Indian origin giving splendid atmosphere to the tournament. So think before you bash IPL or IPL teams.

  • Zam on October 24, 2012, 7:58 GMT

    Those who bash the IPL teams should also reflect at the economics and ask themselves which matches had the highest attendance. Were they not those involving the IPl teams? I was actually amazed to see such a huge crwod for the dead rubber involving KKR, and wondered if it was indeed in SA! So try get some perspective: He who pays the piper calls the tune! But I agree two IPL teams out of 4 must go thru qualifying round, which will be actually beneficial as it will give them more time to adapt to the host country's conditions!

  • Dummy4 on October 24, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Whether its world event or not, cricket is cricket which provides peace and happiness to sports viewers and sports lovers. Not a single brainy sports lover will match apple with orange.

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