Rain played spoilsport and forced the abandonment of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the first match of Sunday in the Indian Premier League. It denied an opportunity for RCB to clinch the second position on the points table. A win would have taken the Bangalore side to the coveted second position.

Virat Kohli won the toss and asked Daredevils batted first. Thanks to two stroke-filled half centuries from two left-handed South Africans, JP Duminy (67 off 43 balls) and Quinton de Kock (69 off 39 balls), DD reached a healthy total of 187 for five. Rain interrupted the proceedings in the second over of RCB’s chase. The score was 2 for none in 1.1 overs. The rain kept getting heavier, and the match was eventually abandoned.

RCB entered the playoffs as the third-ranked team.

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