No result
Group B (D/N), Bengaluru, Oct 1 2011, Nokia Champions League T20
No result (abandoned with a toss)
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangalore rain causes another abandonment

The Bangalore rain continue to mar what's been, for the most part, an exciting Champions League Twenty20

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Sidharth Monga

5.58pm All right. This match has been abandoned. Wonder if they would have persisted with trying to getting this underway if we didn't have another match to stage later in the night. It's still drizzling, so don't know how lucky we will be with the other game, but that story is for another tab. Thanks for joining us

5.55pm It's raining at Chinnaswamy again. Somewhere between drizzle and heavy pelting rain. Still what a dampener after all that bright news for the last 40 minutes or so

5.50pm Nearly stopped raining now, some players from both teams take a walk to see how the outfield is

5.30pm Down to a very light drizzle now. We might even get the ground staff working on the outfield soon

5.20pm Things are looking up. Rain has slowed down, it has become brighter. However, it is still drizzling, and we can take a look at how bad the outfield is only when the drizzle goes away too

5pm Still raining hard at Chinnaswamy. Looks gloomy. Says Sunny G: "The rain has settled in like the local boy Rahul Dravid does when he bats." This match looks under serious threat right now. What a disappointment for the millions of fans tuning in. For us to have a five-over game here, play has to begin by 7.10pm

4.50pm Still raining, not pouring, but steady. Still gloomy. The outfield is full of puddles. How sad

4.35pm It's raining still, but it's not quite the same intensity right now. So things are looking up

4.20pm It's the time of the day the fans of Grateful Dead - among others - love. However, it is still raining in Bangalore. Dirk Nannes just posted this. Outfield is fast resembling a lake. What a shame

3.56pm All right it's absolutely pouring down. No way we are starting on time. What a bummer

3.52pm Well, a drizzle has arrived, and the covers are coming on. It's getting heavier as we speak, and more covers come out

3.50pm It is pretty cloudy at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Floodlights are on already. Here's hoping the clouds don't materialise, if materialise is the word I am looking for. Precipitate might be more like it

Michael Klinger has won the toss, and South Australia will be fielding first. It has to do with the rain in Bangalore last night, and the overcast conditions today. So in case of a rain break, South Australia want to know exactly what is required on D/L. Surprising that they have left out Shaun Tait on the only quick track in this tournament. Somerset's captain Alfonso Thomas pulls out that good old term, Delhi Belly, to describe Lewis Gregory's troubles. Gregory is replaced by Steve Kirby. However, the big two changes are the returns of Craig Kieswetter and Jos Butler. Hard luck, Steve Snell, but that's how it goes

3.20pm Welcome to day 12 of Champions League 2011. Somerset play South Australia. Both have one win each to their names, but Somerset have played one match fewer. Toss in 10 minutes

Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossSouth Australia , elected to field first
SeriesNokia Champions League T20 2011
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days1 October 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)
Marais Erasmus
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsSomerset 1, South Australia 1