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Rain washes out RCB vs CSK match

The rain gods played spoilsport for the second day in a row as heavy downpour meant the Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Chennai Super Kings match was called off at Bangalore tonight.

The two on-field umpires, Sudhir Asnani and Billy Doctrove, called off the match at 11 pm with persistent rain ruling out any possibility of even a curtailed match.


The ground covered to protect it from the persistent rain. Pic/AFP

Both CSK and RCB got a point each from the game and have nine points from eight matches respectively. With points split, CSK moved up to the third spot while Bangalore are placed fourth in the nine-team table.

The rain had stopped in the middle raising fans hopes.

RCB's stand-in captain Virat Kohli had earlier won the toss and elected to field. But just as the match was about to begin, the heavens opened up once again and this time it was fairly consistent drizzle. It only got worse with passage of time as the frustrated spectators at the Chinnaswamy headed back home.

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