After rain forced the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match to be abandoned, the points table changed a bit. While Sunrisers Hyderabad remained in third position despite getting a point, hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore escaped the last spot in the standings to be sixth with 5 points. However, this is another setback for the Virat Kohli-led team as they have one less match to make a comeback into the Twenty20 tournament. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs (SRH) Sunrisers Hyderabad here. (SCORECARD) (LIVE STREAMING INFO) (IPL 2017 Full Coverage)
23:15 hrs IST: Thank you for your patience. Catch us again tomorrow for yet another exciting IPL game.
23:10 hrs IST: Both teams will share a point each after this result!
23:05 hrs IST: This result will affect RCB more than it will hurt SRH, who are quite comfortable in third position
23:00 hrs IST: MATCH HAS BEEN ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN!
22:40 hrs IST: It is pouring in Bangalore!
22:30 hrs IST: And the picture at the moment
22:20 hrs IST: Still incessant rain in Bangalore
22:10 hrs IST: The rain is still heavy enough!
22:05 hrs IST: What is he thinking?
22:00 hrs IST: The umpires and the curator had a conference. No news as of now
21:55 hrs IST: And it still continues!
21:45 hrs IST: The wait continues....
21:39 hrs IST: So this is what it is right now
21:30 hrs IST: Do you think we are going to have a match tonight?
21:22 hrs IST: The rain has gotten heavier at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The wait continues. We have started to lose overs at this point in time. Every four minutes, an over will be deducted.
21:17 hrs IST: Still a gentle drizzle on at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium
21:12 hrs IST: The umpires are inspecting the ground as of now
21:05 hrs IST: Okay so the cut-off time is 2326 hours tonight. Till that time we can have a five over per innings match
21:00 hrs IST: The rain has lessened now. It has again become a drizzle from a shower
20:55 hrs IST: This is how it looks in Bangalore right now
20:50 hrs IST: In the meantime you can also follow the live updates of West Indies vs Pakistan here
20:40 hrs IST: Have your dinner as this wait could be longer!
20:35 hrs IST: There is an update, that it is raining cats and dogs!
20:30 hrs IST: Looks like this will be a long delay!
20:17 hrs IST: The darling of the masses Sachin Tendulkar turned 44 yesterday. See how he celebrated the day
20:12 hrs IST: Can RCB come back from the dear? Read up on it
20:05 hrs IST: The wait is likely to continue for the start
19:59 hrs IST: In the meantime read up a bit on how AB de Villiers gave a pep talk to his teammates ahead of RCBvSRH
19:54 hrs IST: The shower is pretty heavy at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium
19:47 hrs IST: The drizzle has become a shower in Bangalore
19:45 hrs IST: The toss has been delayed yet again!
19:43 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand have won only two and lost five and are currently lying eighth and last in the standings!
19:40 hrs IST: Let us go a bit into the statistics! Sunrisers Hyderabad have so far played seven games out of which they have won four and lost three.
19:36 hrs IST: And it is drizzling again in Bengaluru!
19:31 hrs IST: Toss will be held at 1940 hours!
19:29 hrs IST: The crowd is coming in despite the rain
19:28 hrs IST: RCB have lost 2 of their 3 home matches this season in the IPL. Will they turn it around tonight?
19:27 hrs IST: That is some workout from the SRH players. Can we expect a big one from all 3 of them?
19:26 hrs IST: The former India team director seems quite pepped up about the match
19:24 hrs IST: This is how the ground was looking before the rain
19:23 hrs IST: A no result here will only hamper RCB’s chances in 2017 IPL
19:20 hrs IST: The news is that additional covers have been brought on the field.
19:16 hrs IST: It was raining earlier in the evening. It stopped and it has begun again now! Will Mother Nature allow this match to take place?
19:12 hrs IST: And most importantly it is drizzling in Bengaluru! Could we have a delayed start?
19:10 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Virat Kohli’s team are enduring a nightmare in the 2017 Indian Premier League. They have lost two out of three home games this season. They have struggled away from the M Chinnaswamy stadium. Before this match, they were bowled out for 49 by Kolkata Knight Riders, the lowest total in the history of the tournament. A cruel irony, considering they held the highest total ever in T20s when they smashed 263/5 in 2013. With big names like Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers not firing on a consistent basis, Virat Kohli’s team has struggled for ideas.
With the captain himself getting out for a golden duck in the last match, the situation for him and RCB is now over never. A loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad will take them closer to elimination.
On the other hand, the defending IPL champions are battling an away crisis, having not won a single game away from their Uppal fortress. SRH must win this game in order to stay firmly in the top four. They have won their last three games against RCB and they will be riding the confidence as they aim to demoralise RCB in this crucial game.