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

Catch all the live scores and updates from March 29 of the IPL 2017 between RCB and SRH at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

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

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Apr 25, 2017 - 23:18 (IST)

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.

Apr 25, 2017 - 23:04 (IST)

Apr 25, 2017 - 23:01 (IST)

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

Apr 25, 2017 - 22:22 (IST)

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.

Apr 25, 2017 - 22:14 (IST)

Apr 25, 2017 - 21:58 (IST)

Apr 25, 2017 - 21:35 (IST)

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.

Apr 25, 2017 - 21:13 (IST)

Apr 25, 2017 - 21:03 (IST)

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

Apr 25, 2017 - 21:02 (IST)

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.

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

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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