Rain scuppers dead rubber

  • Last Updated: October 11 2012, 20:02 BST

A review of Thursday's action in the Champions League Twenty20.

The weather closed in at Johannesburg

The dead rubber match between Sri Lankan side Uva Next and West Indies outfit Trinidad & Tobago ended without a result as rain poured down in Johannesburg before the second innings could get under way.

Both sides had already been knocked out of the Champions League Twenty20 without reaching the tournament proper, so it the result was immaterial.

Trinidad had batted first and scored 181 for three in their 20 overs, with Darren Bravo making an unbeaten 54 and Denesh Ramdin adding 50 not out.

But their scores count for nothing, after rain came down after just one ball of the UVA innings. It was probably a good thing though, as they lost the wicket of Dilshan Munaweera with that single delivery.

Hampshire ended their campaign with a second successive loss after a six-wicket defeat to Sialkot Stallions.

The match, a qualifier for the main tournament, was a dead rubber as Auckland had already made it through the group with two wins so the English county were playing only for pride.

But having posted an inadequate 143 for eight, mainly thanks to Australian Glenn Maxwell's 42 off 29 balls, they saw their Punjabi opponents ease to victory with five deliveries to spare.


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