Wednesday 17 October 2012 

Champions League Washout Between Kolkata And Perth

Champions League Washout Between Kolkata And Perth
Champions League Washout Between Kolkata And Perth
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Perth Scorchers 91-2 v
Kolkata Knight Riders - no result
CLT20 Group A, Durban

Perth Scorchers and Kolkata Knight Riders remain winless after their Champions League Twenty20 Group A clash in Durban was washed out.

The Scorchers had advanced to 91 for two after Kolkata won the toss and chose to field before bad weather prevented any further play, also meaning that Kolkata are out of the competition.

In 14 overs, Perth had recovered well from the early loss of Herschelle Gibbs for two, who fell when he was caught by Iqbal Abdulla off Brett Lee.

Shaun Marsh hit 38 in 40 balls before he was trapped in front by Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich had made 43 not out in 32 balls when the rain arrived.

Mitchell Marsh was not out on five.

The no result did hand both sides their first points of the competition but with Nashua Titans stealing a march at the top of the table, both sides were desperate for the four points on offer having lost their opening games.

For Kolkata, the failure to win in three matches means they can no longer qualify and the result puts Perth, who have played two matches, under pressure to progress.

© Cricket World 2012

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