Rain plays spoilsport, Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royal match abandoned (Lead)April 22nd, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Durban, April 21 (IANS) Rain played spoilsport Tuesday, cutting short the first Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 match of the day between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab and forcing the abandonment of the second game between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Kingsmead here.
Knight Riders won the first match by 11 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain stopped play 9.2 overs into their innings.
After the first game, a persistent drizzle continued to soak the Kingsmead stadium, forcing the organisers to call of the match between Mumbai Indians and defending champions Rajasthan Royals.
The umpires were expected to inspect the ground at 7.15 p.m. but play was called off before that due to the wet outfield.
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