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IPL 2019, RCB vs RR IPL highlights: Match abandoned due to rain

RCB vs RR, as it happened: This is what happened in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.

By HT Correspondent | May 01, 2019 01:08 IST
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As it Happened: Bangalore went ballistic at the start when Kohli and de Villiers opened and scored 23 runs off the first over, but post that, it all went downhill. Gopal’s hat-trick really derailed them and eventually, the home side only finished with 62 on the board.In response, Rajasthan paced the chase well with Samson and Livingstone finding the fence comfortably without taking much risk. When 23 runs were needed in 12 balls, Chahal came on and got rid of Samson. And just when we thought things could get interesting, the rain decided to make an appearance again and the game had to be called off, as we had no more time left for any more breaks. Quite a tame finish, to this game and Bangalore’s chances in this tournament. They needed a win but having no result here has officially ended their run in this campaign. This hurts Rajasthan’s chances of qualifying for the playoffs. They’d have backed themselves to chase this down but now have to win their last game and rely on other results to go their way.

00:34 hrs IST

All over for RCB, still hope for RR

The teams share a point each and that means all hopes for RCB to make the playoffs end. But that’s not the same with RR, they still have some hope.

00:29 hrs IST

Match called off

What an anti-climatic finish to this rain-marred affair. We waited... and waited... and waited... and waited... and finally, after several hours gruelling passed by, the rain, which came after the toss, subsided and we have a 5-over game. Bangalore went ballistic at the start when Kohli and de Villiers opened and scored 23 runs off the first over, but post that, it all went downhill. Gopal’s hat-trick really derailed them and eventually, the home side only finished with 62 on the board.

00:24 hrs IST

Chahal gets Samson

GONE! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes. Sanju Samson tries to play the slog sweep but ends up getting a top edge to provide a simple catch.

00:21 hrs IST

Samson on the charge

2 sixes and a four. 18 runs from the Kulwant Khejrolia over. Oh this is really harsh on the young man. Playing his first match of the season and he straightaway has to be part of a 5 over game. But that doesn’t mean Sanju Samson’s hitting prowess shouldn’t be praised. What clean striking from the keeper-batsman.

00:16 hrs IST

Brilliant from Saini

Almost every delivery in that Navdeep Saini over touched the 150 km/h mark. What an over from the young fast bowler. Only 12 runs from it. RCB are well and truly in the game.

00:09 hrs IST

Very good over from Umesh

Three dots to finish, only 10 runs from the first over. Brilliant from Umesh Yadav. Rajasthan need 53 runs in 4 overs.

00:04 hrs IST

Ready for 2nd innings

Umesh Yadav is holding the new ball for RCB and Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone are opening the batting for Rajasthan Royals.

23:59 hrs IST

RCB finish with 62 for 7

That’s it! RCB have finished with 62 for 7 in 5 overs. Great comeback by RR bowlers. RCB had scored 23 runs in the first over but Gopal’s over changed everything.

23:55 hrs IST

Thomas gets Klaasen and Negi

Oshane Thomas has picked up 2 wickets in the last over. First Heinrich Klaasen and then Pawan Negi. There was a boundary in between these two wickets too. It’s absolute madness.

23:52 hrs IST

Unadkat gets Parthiv

OUT! Jaydev Unadkat has got the wicket of Parthiv Patel. What a comeback this has been from RR. But guess what? You really can’t blame the RCB batters. They are at 54/5 after 4 overs.

23:45 hrs IST

RCB loses another

OUT! Another Bangalore batsman down. Gurkeerat departs in search of the big hits. Shorter in length once again, too straight in line, the batter heaves it off the top edge over mid-wicket. Lomror out in the deep settles under the ball and gobbles it up.

23:41 hrs IST

HAT-TRICK for Gopal

There’s no stopping Gopal. He’s got Kohli, de Villiers and Stoinis to complete his maiden hat-trick in IPL. After conceding 23 runs in the first over, RR have made a great comeback in this match. RCB: 35/3

23:38 hrs IST

2 in 2 for Gopal

Oh my word! Would you believe it? Yes you have to. Shreyas Gopal has now got rid of AB de Villiers. AB tries to slog sweep it but ends up getting a top edge, he goes for 10. Gopal has got both and Kohli and de Villiers.

23:36 hrs IST

Gopal gets Kohli

OUT! The wrong’un does the trick for Gopal, huge relief for Rajasthan. They’ve got the big fish Virat Kohli. But boy what an innings it was. Kohli departs for 25 off just 7 balls.

23:34 hrs IST

Kohli greets Gopal with a six

SIX! Different bowler but the result is the same. Shreyas Gopal has been tonked over long-on for a six. This is real exciting stuff.

23:31 hrs IST

Great start from RCB

23 runs from Varun Aaron’s first over. Fasten your seatbelts folks! After all the rain and waiting game, we’re in for a treat. What’s a good score here? Any guesses?

23:28 hrs IST

2 sixes in 2 for Kohli

SIX! Another one from Kohli’s bat, this time not as convincing but they all count. It flies off the outside edge off Kohli’s bat for the second consecutive six of the over. RCB: 12/0 after 0.2 overs

23:27 hrs IST

Kohli and AB opening

WOW what a start! Virat Kohli hits Varun Aaron straight over long-off for a six. No sighters for the RCB captain.

23:24 hrs IST

Revised playing conditions

Powerplay: 2 overs

Over Limitation: 1 over/bowler

Innings Break: 10 minutes

23:20 hrs IST

Just a reminder

Rajasthan Royals had won the toss and opted to field first. That won’t change. here are the playing XIs once again.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas

23:13 hrs IST

It’ll be a 5-over game

Right then. The RCB vs RR encounter has been reduced to a five-overs a side affair. The match will begin from 11:26 PM.

22:55 hrs IST

Next inspection at 11:05

Apparently the umpires are not pleased with the conditions but they have not made any official announcement. The next inspection will be at 11:05 IST

22:27 hrs IST

Inspection at 10.40

The latest from Chinnaswamy is that the umpires will have an official inspection at 10.30 PM IST. The cut-off for a five-over game is around 11.25 that means we might just get a game here. But of course, that depends on the condition of the pitch and outfield.

22:07 hrs IST

Finally some good news

21:40 hrs IST

Rain gets heavier

This is disastrous news for RCB fans, the rain just got heavier at Chinnaswamy. But there’s no shortage of enthusiasm from the crowd, they are at it with dhol and drums.

21:28 hrs IST

Final nail in the coffin for RCB?

If this match gets washed out then RCB will be officially out from the race to playoffs. Yes, they still had mathematical hopes of reaching the playoffs but for that, they first needed to win this and their next match but as of now the rain is acting as a big roadblock.

21:23 hrs IST

Certain to lose overs

The clock is ticking towards 9.30, that means we are certain to lose more than 2 overs. Meanwhile, it hasn’t stopped raining at Chinnaswamy.

21:14 hrs IST

The covers are back

20:58 hrs IST

Rain stops

Good news from the centre as it has stopped raining and the covers are coming off. The Umpires are out their in the middle and we’re hoping to hear for an official word soon, tweets IPL.

20:35 hrs IST

Playing scenarios

To get a 5 overs a side game with innings break, you need about 50 minutes. So play has to start at 11.30pm latest as play can be extended by an hour, and official closing time is 11.20 pm, so it can go on till 12.20 am.

20:16 hrs IST

Still raining

It’s still raining heavily at Bangalore, meaning there are high chances that we might lose out on some overs if and when it stops raining. Officially, we start losing overs from 9 PM IST.

19:58 hrs IST

Rain arrives

Uh oh! That’s not good news, we were just minutes away from the start when rain arrived. It’s pouring down at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The waiting game begins.

19:47 hrs IST

Rare occasion

Only six overseas players featuring in an IPL match:

CSK (4) vs KKR (2), Chennai, 2011

DC (3) vs RCB (3), Delhi, 2017

DC (3) vs CSK (3), Delhi, 2019

RCB (3) vs RR (3), Bengaluru, 2019

19:43 hrs IST

RCB Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal

19:37 hrs IST

Rajasthan Royals XI

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas

19:33 hrs IST

RR opt to field

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Two changes for Royal Challengers Bangalore while Mahipal Lomror comes in for Ashton Turner for Rajasthan Royals.

19:23 hrs IST

Smith injury

Steve Smith said his elbow was fine after landing on it heavily despite still recovering from surgery, as he prepares for his final Indian Premier League (IPL) game of the season before joining Australia’s World Cup squad.

Rajasthan Royals captain Smith took a brilliant diving catch to dismiss compatriot David Warner, but in the process gave the Australian camp a scare when he appeared to injure his elbow again.

19:17 hrs IST

Player Battle: Smith vs Yadav

Steve Smith has batted at a strike-rate of 100 against Umesh Yadav in T20s. The Australian will certainly look to bat more aggressively against the fast bowler, while Yadav will be looking to dismiss Smith for the first time in the shortest format. We’ll have to wait and see who will be successful in their next match.

19:03 hrs IST

Player Battle: Kohli vs Gopal

Virat Kohli has struggled against Shreyas Gopal in T20s and therefore he will have to play the leg-spinner cautiously in their next match. Gopal has dismissed Kohli twice and the RCB skipper has managed just 12 runs from 8 balls against spinner in the shortest format. In the last RCB-RR match, Gopal dismissed both the big Bangalore guns - Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

18:55 hrs IST

Change in leadership

The change in captaincy - replacing Ajnkya Rahane with Steve Smith - helped RR to an extent as this helped Rahane roar back to form with an elegant century, albeit in a losing cause, against Delhi Capitals.

It also saw Rajasthan bring their campaign back on track by beating Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.

18:51 hrs IST

RR’s scenario

Rajasthan, with 10 points from 12 games, still have a theoretical chance to make it to the playoffs, provided they do not lose any of their remaining two matches.

Also, they would require table-toppers Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals to defeat their respective opponents.

18:35 hrs IST

RCB’s situation

RCB are now out of the contention of making it to the playoffs after losing to table toppers Delhi Capitals in their last game. RCB captain Virat Kohli has already insisted that they would like to remain positive in the remaining two matches and would be playing a positive brand of cricket.

18:30 hrs IST

Steve Smith’s last game

Steve Smith would be leaving for Australia to join the national camp ahead of the upcoming World Cup. And thus, he would be desperate to end his IPL 2019 campaign on a winning note.

18:25 hrs IST

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to the live coverage of the IPL 2019 encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. Having won their last two fixtures in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals will be hoping for another win and keep their slim chances of making it to the playoffs alive when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). With 10 points from 12 games, Rajasthan are currently languishing at the second last spot in the points table.