Chargers gain thanks to rain

Both sides have to settle for a point apiece after torrential downpour

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Chargers gain thanks to rain

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The Deccan Chargers are finally off the mark in this season's Indian Premier League after their fixture with the Kolkata Knight Riders was abandoned without a ball bowled.

A torrential downpour at Eden Gardens meant no play was possible with much of the pitch underwater, the wind and rain in Kolkata even causing some boarding to collapse from the side of the stadium's police control room.

The start was initially delayed in the hope of conditions improving, before the decision was taken to call the match off.

The outcome meant a point apiece, though Deccan remain bottom of the table. The Knight Riders could have gone above leaders Delhi had they recorded a victory on home turf.

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