IPL MATCH CENTRE
Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday entered the playoffs of the Indian Premier League after their last league match against Delhi Daredevils was called off due to heavy rains.
In a rain-interrupted game, another round of heavy downpour stopped the proceedings in the second over of RCB's run chase when they were two for no loss while chasing 188 for victory at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here.
Finally the penultimate round robin league encounter of the IPL cricket tournament was called off at 7:35 pm, handing the Bangalore outfit a place in the playoffs with 16 points.
Earlier, put in to bat, Quinton de Kock's early blitzkrieg and solid batting from captain JP Duminy propelled Delhi Daredevils to a competitive 187 for five.
When DD batted, De Kock hit nine fours and three sixes during his 39-ball-69 while Duminy decorated his 43-ball unbeaten innings of 67 with four boundaries and three huge hits over the fence.