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Rain forces India, Scotland to split points


Durban : Heavy rains prevented any play in the India-Scotland Group D match of the Twenty20 World Championship cricket here Thursday, forcing the teams to share the two points.

The umpires waited for the rain to stop, but when it continued beyond the cut off point they declared the match abandoned. The two teams got one point each.

Earlier, Scotland captain Ryan Watson had won the toss and asked India to bat at Kingsmead. But then came the rains and prevented any action.

India now play Pakistan in their second and final league match Friday.

Rains have forced open a window of hope for Scotland. They and India have almost equal chance to advance to the second round, Super Eights, along with Pakistan who are on top of the table with two points from their win over Scotland.