Bangalore: Their playoff hopes over, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will only have pride to play for against strong title-contenders Chennai Super Kings in their last league match of the IPL-7 here today.

The 30-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who booked the IPL playoff berth, dashed RCB’s hopes, a massive blow to team owner Vijay Mallya, who splurged Rs 14 crore to buy all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.

Virat Kohli, who could do no wrong in the last IPL by scoring over 600 runs, is now in the eye of the storm for RCB’s doomed campaign. However, the RCB skipper would be eyeing a consolation win to bid a graceful adieu to the tournament.

IPL on TV: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs CSK, Live on Sony Max, Sony Six & Sony Six HD, 16:00