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IPL 2017: Match called off due to rain, RCB, SRH share 1-point each

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 25, 2017, 7:24 pm IST
Updated Apr 25, 2017, 11:14 pm IST
Much like the Bengaluru sky, Royal Challengers Bangalore's chances of making it to the qualifiers seem a bit gloomy right now.
The covers never came off at the Chinnaswami Stadium due to incessant rainfall. (Photo: IPL/ Twitter)
 The covers never came off at the Chinnaswami Stadium due to incessant rainfall. (Photo: IPL/ Twitter)

Bengaluru: With no signs of the rain letting-up, the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, at the Chinnaswami Stadium, in Bengaluru has been called off.

This means that both RCB and SRH will be sharing the two points.

 

This point hauls RCB out of the bottom spot, but much like the Bengaluru sky, their chances of making it to the qualifiers seem a bit gloomy right now. By the looks of it, they need to win all of their remaining six games, and even then, it may not be enough for them to make it to the top-four.

Rain update

The rain Gods seem to be the only ones playing at the Chinnaswami Stadium in Bengaluru tonight. While there was a moment of slight drizzle in the middle, the rain has come pouring down all over again, as we wait to ascertain whether the match can take place.

 

We could have a minimum 5-over game, if the sky clears-up in time. The cut-off time for the game is 11.26pm IST, but the toss needs to happen at least 15 minutes before that. Hence, if things don't get batter before 11.11 pm IST, it does not look as though we will have a game today.

There's a slight drizzle here in Bengaluru, which is why the match has been delayed.

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to get back to winning ways at the Chinnaswami Stadium in Bangalore, after experiencing a few setbacks in their last few matches this in IPL 2017.

 

RCB have been on extremely poor form so war, managing to win only wto of the seven matches they have played so far. The most morale-crushing of these defeats came against at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where they suffered an 82 run-defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders. To add salt to their wounds, KKR bundled an RCB lineup boasting of big names like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Kedar Jadhav, for just 49 runs; this was the lowest team total in the history of IPL.

On the other hand, defending champions SRH have slipped a couple of places from their more usual top spot, after losses to Rising Pune Supergiant.

 

The teams that are already in the top four will try to claim the top spot, as it would ensure that they get the lowest ranked qualifying team in the qualifiers, and a direct passage to the final.

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