RCB superb batting show ruined by Bangalore rain

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For the second time in 29 matches, rain has played spoilsport to force a no result in the Pepsi IPL 2015. This time it was at Bangalore on Wednesday evening as the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals match was abandoned as rain lashed out at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium during the innings break. Incidentally, this is the second match that has been washed out for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 8, their first abandoned game was against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens not so long ago.

Despite the rain, there was enough action to enthrall the fans with RCB piling up a superb total of 200 for 7 on the board after they were put into bat first by Rajasthan Royals’ Captain Shane Watson. And this was after the hosts RCB were in early trouble losing Chris Gayle and Skipper Virat Kohli cheaply by the 3rd over. AB de Villiers at  no.3 smacked 57 from 45 balls with 9 fours and a six to revive the situation for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Stealing the limelight though was 17-year-old Sarfaraz Khan from Mumbai. This young teenager smashed an unbeaten 45 from 21 balls with 6 fours and a six to give a perfect finish to the RCB.

Apart from AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh with 27 from 20 balls and Dinesh Karthik with 27 from 18 balls made significant contributions to the RCB total. For the Rajasthan Royals, Tim Southee took 2 for 32 in four overs while there was a wicket each for Dhawal Kulkarni and Stuart Binny.

After the RCB innings, what started out to be a drizzle turned out to be a downpour for more than an hour before relenting. Just when the match was to restart with the Rajasthan Royals given a target to chase down in 10 overs, rain returned to end the match in a damp squib at around 11:35 pm IST.

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