New Delhi: The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Deccan Chargers (DC) was called off without even a ball being bowled after a thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rain lashed the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.

With the match abandoned, both teams shared a point each. KKR with 9 points from 8 games are at second place while Deccan Chargers with 5 losses in as many games before the match opened their points tally with one point and are at the bottom of the table.

The thunderstorm came without a warning, when KKR captain Gautam Gambhir and his Deccan Chargers counterpart Kumar Sangakkara were getting ready for the toss.

"The ground has taken a lot of rain. In spite of some good work by the groundsmen, the outfield is quite soggy and unfit for play. After inspecting the ground we are of the opinion that the match cannot be played here," field umpire VA Kulkarni said.

Meanwhile the squall and heavy downpour caused a bamboo-built box collapsed inside the stadium to collapse injuring two spectators.

Teams (from):

Kolkata Knight Riders:
Gautam Gambhir (c), Brendon McCullum, Manvinder Bisla (wk), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Laxmipathy Balaji, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Marchant de Lange, Ryan ten Doeschate, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohammad Shami Ahmed, Jaidev Unadkat, Iqbal Abdulla, Iresh Saxena, Sanju Samson, Sarabjit Singh Ladda and Chirag Jani.

Deccan Chargers:
Kumar Sangakkara (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel (wk), Cameron White, Jean-Paul Duminy, Ishank Jaggi, Ankit Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Veer Pratap Singh, Chris Lynn, Daniel Christian, Daniel Harris, Juan Theron, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Ahmed Quadri, Akash Bhandari, Akshat Reddy, Arjun Yadav, Ashish Reddy, Atchuta Rao, Bharat Chipli, Biplab Samantray, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Manpreet Gony, Sneha Kishore, Sunny Sohal, Tanmay Mishra, Tanmay Srivastava and Taduri Prakash Sudhindra.