29th match (N), Bengaluru, April 25, 2017, Indian Premier League

Match abandoned without a ball bowled


Washout diminishes RCB's playoff chance

With only two wins in eight matches now, Virat Kohli's men might have to win each of their remaining six games to qualify for the knockouts

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad: Match abandoned without toss
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
On the heels of collapsing for the lowest total in IPL history, Royal Challengers Bangalore had to endure a washout at home, putting their hopes of making the playoffs in jeopardy.
They have only two wins from eight matches so far and might have to win each of their next six games to be among the top four on the points table. Should they pull off such a streak, they will have 17 points. Only four times in the IPL's past nine years have teams got through to the final four with less than 16 points.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, are already at third place, might well have enjoyed having an extra night off during a tournament so hectic. The weather soured approximately an hour and a half before the toss and though it was only a drizzle for the most part, it was persistent. The umpires finally called the game off at 11 pm, which meant David Warner's men continue searching for their first win away from home in 2017.