66th Match (N), Hyderabad, May 16, 2024, Indian Premier League

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Updated 16-May-2024 • Published 16-May-2024

Live Report - Rain delays SRH's push for playoffs spot

By Karthik Krishnaswamy

SRH seal playoffs spot

Their hopes of finishing in the top two, however, have taken a hit. They can still do it - they need to win their last game, against Punjab Kings, and hope that Rajasthan Royals lose theirs, against the table-topping Kolkata Knight Riders - but it's not entirely in their hands anymore.
A gloomy finish to Gujarat Titans' campaign, then, with their last two games washed out without a ball bowled. They finish with 12 points, and are third from bottom currently, but will slip down one spot if PBKS beat SRH. A season to forget, and a season where they looked distinctly weakened with Hardik Pandya off to Mumbai Indians and Mohammed Shami out injured.

Cricket <3 rain, now and always

From left to right, that's Berkeley Gaskin (manager), Lester King, Deryck Murray, Willie Rodriguez and Joe Solomon. This was from May 1, 1963, which was supposed to be day one of the West Indians' tour match against Worcestershire.
While we continue to wait, here's a TCM photo feature on the theme of rain and cricket.

We wait

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SRH push for No. 2 finish

Rajasthan Royals lost their fourth game in a row last night, and that's thrown the race for the No. 2 spot wide open. Sunrisers Hyderabad have two games remaining - both at home, both against teams that are presently in the bottom three - so if they win them, they're extremely well-placed to finish above Royals, who already have a worse net run rate than them.
SRH face the already eliminated Gujarat Titans tonight, and we should be in for quite a game - possibly quite a high-scoring game, too, going by the last two matches in Hyderabad: SRH's 201 defeated Royals' 200 on May 2, and Travishek Travisheked all over LSG on May 8. We could be in for some fireworks tonight, then, except...
...except it's drizzling, the ground is under covers, and there are soggy patches in the outfield in the areas that aren't under covers. Let's hope the weather clears soon, so we get a full game.