RCB vs SRH: Bangalore’s playoffs hopes in jeopardy after washout vs Hyderabad

first_imgThe Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday was washed due to incessant rain.Both the teams will share a point each as the rain refused to relent.RCB, with five points in their kitty, are placed at sixth in the IPL team standings while the visitors are at third with nine points from their eight outings.Heavy rain lashed the city in the evening but stopped an hour before the start of the match. It seemed for a while that the match would go ahead as scheduled and Bangalore players had even started warming up on the ground.However, it began drizzling just before the scheduled toss time and continued non-stop from there on. Later, rain intensified and forced the abandonment of the match. There was no toss at all.Puddles of water were seen at several areas of the ground and frenetic efforts of the groundstaff went in vain as rain finally played the spoilsport.Though the cut-off time for a five-over shootout match was 11.26 pm, the umpires called off the match at around 11 pm. With one point from the abandoned match, RCB jumped to sixth spot with five points from eight matches while SRH remained at third position with nine points from eight games.SRH had won the first-leg match between the two sides, the tournament’s inaugural match, by 35 runs in Hyderabad.RCB, under captain Virat Kohli, were looking to come out of the embarrassing batting debacle when they were all out for just 49 in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday but they will have to wait longer to do so.advertisementSRH, on the other hand, would have wanted to notch up their first away win this season. They had lost all their three matches away from home this season before this game.last_img

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