Yorkshire's hopes of extending their Champions League Twenty20 adventure beyond the group stage took a hit on Thursday as their clash with the Mumbai Indians at Newlands was washed out.
The biggest winners from that piece of news were the Lions, who had lost to the Sydney Sixers on the same ground earlier in the day but now have an excellent chance of progressing along with the Australian outfit, who have progressed to the semi-finals.
Yorkshire and Mumbai now have two points from two games, which moves them above Chennai (zero points after two games) but leaves them well short of Sydney (12) and the Lions (eight).
The Lions will have the opportunity to wrap up the second semi-final spot from Group B on Saturday, when they face Yorkshire at the Wanderers.
The rain was a big blow for Mumbai, who had amassed 156 for six in 17.5 overs and looked on course for a resounding victory given that Newlands is yet to see a score of more than 160.
Kieron Pollard was in the process of finishing the innings with aplomb as well, having clubbed five boundaries in the last three overs to reach an unbeaten 37 from 20 deliveries.
Fellow West Indian Dwayne Smith had given the innings a jolt at the start when he thumped 14 off the first over, bowled by spinner Joe Root, before making 37 from 26 balls.
The Champions League action continues on Friday evening when the Delhi Daredevils, who have won their only game so far, face off against the Auckland Aces in Durban.