Highlights IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH at Bangalore, cricket scores and updates: Match called off due to rain

  • Pretty disappointing for the fans tonight as rain played spoilsport. It was particularly bad news for the beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore who badly needed more than a point tonight. But sometimes, you can't do much about a situation, and this was one of them.

    Anyway, That's it from us tonight. Join us tomorrow for all live scores and updates as Kolkata Knight Riders travel to Pune to face Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant.

  • No play possible tonight. Match abandoned. RCB and SRH share a point.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Beyond a point it is the umpires who have goofed up big time. Even when the rains stopped intermittently they did not have covers taken off.  There is no way  play would have stopped for this light drizzle. But umpire Shamsuddin's suspect judgment has infuriated all. There is a packed house at the Chinnaswamy Stadium but the umpire has ruined their evening by being needlessly and excessively cautious.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    It is certain that there will be reduction in overs. If the match had commenced by 9.10 there would have been a full game. But this incessant light drizzle has upset the schedule. Hopefully the much-reviled Duckworth- Lewis won't be utilized. In any case it was never designed for T20 cricket. Calculations for number of overs would be made till 12.20 am @ the rate of 14.11 per hour. Time outs can be done away with. Players are warming up and umpires walking around. But covers are on. If the match had started players would NOT have come off for this light drizzle.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    The worrying aspect of this drizzle is that it is not a usual summer rain. Usually in Bangalore it pours buckets for 15 to 25 mins mid summer and stops. That can be handled. But this irritating light rain has been on and off for 2 hours now. Very unusual. Unless the rain completely stops covers on square won't come off. Outfield needs no cover. In fact players are out there doing their prematch thing

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Royal Challengers Bangalore have won four out of ten matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. While at Bangalore, they have won three out of five matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL.

  • It is raining again in Bangalore. The covers are back on at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The match is delayed further. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Light drizzle in City. Hope it will stay away from M Chinnaswamy stadium, though the venue has nothing to fear from rains. The ground is superbly laid to take copious rains and still be ready for play within the time it takes to whip covers off the pitch. First and thus far Only cricket ground in the world to have SubAir System fitted underneath outfield. Can suck out water at 37 times the speed of gravity.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Gayle Vs Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Badree Vs. Warner would be good opening contests. Likewise, ABD or Kohli against Rashid Khan and Kane Wiliamson against Chahal should be good side contests.  If anything RCB’s bowling looks marginally better than SRH.

  • There has been some rain in Bangalore, which has thankfully stopped. 28 degrees celsius is perfect conditions for cricket. The M Chinnaswamy stadium is an evenly-sized ground with the longest boundary being 75 m long. The pitch had always been conducive for batting, though its character has changed. Now you have a lack of bounce and it is more two-paced. RCB would want their big three -  Kohli, Gayle and De Villiers to fire with the bat.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    It would be the battle of the leg spinners at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB have two outstanding ones – Sam Badree and Yuzi Chahal while SRH’s Afghan Rashid Khan has been spinning some great stuff himself. Chahal has been aggressive even in the small RCB home ground and pretty successful. Rashid spins the ball a long way and has been very deceptive with his googlies. May the best back-of-the-hand merchant win the day.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    RCB do not have too much room to manoeuvre. They are in a must-win situation. They are in exactly the situation they were last year – two wins from 7 matches. They won six of the remaining 7 to advance and went on to enter the final. Can they repeat the feat this season? They need at least 5 more wins and have the team to do it. Last match -- their ‘Summer of 49’ -- seems a nightmare and the big guns Kohli, Gayle, ABD will hope to put it behind and start afresh. Mandeep and Binny must do justice to the chances they are getting. RCB’s bowlers Badree, Chahal, Mills are in form, with Arvind and Negi chipping in very well. But the batting needs a makeover.

  • SRH full squad: David Warner (c), Naman Ojha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Siddarth Kaul, Ricky Bhui, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Vijay Shankar, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Ben Laughlin, Tanmay Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Ben Cutting, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran.

  • RCB full squad: Virat Kohli (c), Kedar Jadhav (wk), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Shane Watson, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Aniket Choudhary, Billy Stanlake, Vishnu Vinod, Harpreet Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan.

  • IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore look to shake off heavy KRR loss with win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Stung by a batting debacle, Royal Challengers Bangalore have the onerous task of picking up pieces when they face defending champion Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday, with a singular aim of keeping their hopes alive in the Indian Premier League.

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  • Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 29 of the Indian Premier League 2017 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Virat Kohli-led RCB will look to pick themselves up after a bruising defeat against KKR, though it won't be one bit easy. They would have to find some inspiration from their big stars. Defending champions SRH, on the other hand, have had a pretty shoddy record away from home and would be wary. RCB need to win badly to get their campaign back on track, while SRH need to consolidate their position. There are lots to play for. But looks like there has been some rain in Bangalore. Not great news for the fans.

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata on Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday.

Pursuing Kolkata Knight Riders' lowly total of 131 on Sunday, RCB, boasting the star troika of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, were floored for 49 all out in 9.4 overs - IPL's lowest-ever total, losing the match by 82 runs at the Eden Gardens.

SRH, led by David Warner (L) take on Virat Kohli's RCB at M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday. Sportzpics

SRH, led by David Warner (L) take on Virat Kohli's RCB at M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday. Sportzpics

The defeat was RCB's fifth in seven games and left them languishing at the bottom of the table. As RCB skipper Kohli admonished his batsmen, he also said that the team needed to move on, leaving behind the poor show.

"After the kind of half that we had, we thought we could capitalise and chase it down. Reckless batting. I can't say anything at the moment. It was that bad. This is just not acceptable," said a visibly annoyed Kohli, who himself scored a golden duck.

"We need to forget it and move forward. We're a much better team. We got 200-plus in the last game. I'm sure everyone realises what they've done wrong. You have to come out, show intent and back yourselves. I'm sure we won't bat like that again in the tournament," he added.

"We're going back home for a couple of games. We've got back-to-back games, need to try and win those to get some momentum."

In the coming game against SRH, RCB batsmen will also face tough test. SRH, currently at the third spot with four wins, have in-form bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj and Moises Henriques.

In their last match, this bowling line-up had Rising Pune Supergiant on the ropes, defending a total of 176/3. But SRH were blown away by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 34-ball 61 not out.

It was defending champions SRH's third consecutive away loss and they will need to deliver a disciplined performance against RCB. All of SRH's four wins have come at home and they need to quickly solve the away puzzle. At this juncture, RCB, who will need to pick themselves up mentally, may be the best side to face.

The likes of David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh and Henriques will fancy themselves at the batting-friendly pitch of the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Yuvraj, who was dropped against Pune for having scored just 96 runs this campaign, will also aim to rise to the occasion.

Against them, RCB bowlers Samuel Badree, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills and Adam Milne will need to raise their game.

With IANS inputs.



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2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115