A semifinal berth seems like distant possibility for Auckland Aces but the New Zealand side will look to keep itself in the calculations by taming the demoralised Perth Scorchers when the two teams lock horns in their final round-robin Champions League Twenty20 match on Tuesday.
Auckland had not put a foot wrong in the tournament till they faced the Titans. The New Zealand side started its campaign on a rampaging note winning both its qualifiers comprehensively to make the main draw from pool 1.
They also started the Group A journey with a thumping victory over IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders but the Titans stopped their juggernaut with a 59-run victory and then luck also deserted them as rain washed out their match against the Delhi Daredevils without a ball being bowled.
Auckland are now now placed fourth in Group A with six points. Delhi and Titans with 10 and 8 points are already the front-runners to seal a semifinal berth.
Gareth Hopkins's side will look to bring itself into contention with a big victory tomorrow and also hope that Delhi beat Titans comprehensively in the next match to salvage its hopes of a last-minute entry to the semis.
The Aces have so far rode on the all-round performance of former Pakistani player Azhar Mahmood and their opening duo of Martin Guptill and Lou Vincent.
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