CLT20: As it happened - Rain washes out Mumbai Indians vs Otago Volts tie

Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians go bottom of the table after their match against New Zealand side Otago Volts was washed out.

Updated: September 23, 2013 20:32 IST
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The match between Mumbai Indians and qualifiers Otago Volts in the Champions League Twenty20 at Ahmedabad is washed out due to persistent rain. Catch all the highlights here: (Scorecard | Commentary)

19:40 (IST): Match called off. This means Mumbai Indians and Otago Volts will share two points each.

19:22 (IST): It is still raining at Motera. Chance of any play is very slim. Umpires will inspect the pitch at 19:30 IST.

19:11 (IST): The first match of the day between Perth Scorchers and Highveld Lions was called off after the toss due to persistent rain at Ahmedabad. The abandonment meant the two teams from Australia and South Africa split two points each.

Jolted by the loss to Rajasthan Royals in their opening match, IPL winners Mumbai Indians face another tricky opponent in in-form qualifiers from New Zealand Otago Volts in their second Group A game of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Monday.

Mumbai Indians were outsmarted by the enterprising Rajasthan Royals, going down by seven wickets on Saturday in Jaipur.

They hardly have any time to sit back an reflect on the loss as they make the trip here to face Otago, a team that impressed immensely in the qualifiers by winning all three of its matches to finish atop the standings.

En route the main draw, Otago defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad, Pakistan's Faisalabad Wolves and Sri Lankan outfit Kandurata Maroons.

The McCullum brothers -- Brendon and Nathan -- have played key roles in the team's success. While skipper and batting mainstay Brendon has shone with the bat, Nathan has turned in decent bowling performances to help the team's cause.

In contrast, Mumbai could not have hoped for a worse start as they lost to Rajasthan despite being a star-studded outfit.

Veteran Sachin Tendulkar, playing his last tournament for the Mumbai Indians, showed some spark with a 15-run cameo, which included three fours.

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