Kolkata: Heavy rain delayed the start of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens here. Match slated to start at 8.00 pm was halted after showers accompanied by lightening began at the time of toss.
As per the latest updates, the match will begin at 10.30 pm. Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field. It will be a 12 over match.
It was a sultry afternoon on Thursday but the weather changed with sudden thunderstorms similar to that of Wednesday's squall that had caught the city unawares with 96kmph wind.
Earlier, the crowd turned up in large numbers in the 66,000 capacity stadium to cheer the home team in their IPL season five opener.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
JH Kallis, G Gambhir, MK Tiwary, YK Pathan, BB McCullum, LR Shukla, R Bhatia, B Lee, Iqbal Abdulla, M de Lange, DB Das
NV Ojha, V Sehwag, AJ Finch, Y Venugopal Rao, GJ Maxwell, M Morkel, IK Pathan, Y Nagar, RE van der Merwe, UT Yadav, S Nadeem