Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Cape Town April 25, 2009

Rain forces abandonment without any play

Cricinfo staff

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings - Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Persistent Cape Town rains made sure that Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders didn't get onto the park for their match. The rain was intermittent all day, and the umpires decided to call it off close to three hours after the scheduled start. Both teams will now share a point.

Incidentally this is the third IPL game to be washed out without a ball being bowled. The first was at the Feroz Shah Kotla between the hosts Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata last May, and the second was between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians earlier this season.

Chennai and Kolkata would have started the game level at two points, and they now have three points each, from four matches each.