IPL 8: Royal Challengers validate for play-offs after chasm opposite Daredevils

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Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) reliable their berth in a Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs after their final joining compare opposite Delhi Daredevils was deserted mid due to complicated showers here on Sunday.

The no-result gave RCB one indicate that took their sum to 16 and into second place behind Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while Daredevils finished their unsatisfactory joining debate on 11 points.

Ground staff cover a belligerent as remarkable sleet stops a compare between RCB and DD. BCCIGround staff cover a belligerent as remarkable sleet stops a compare between RCB and DD. BCCI

Ground staff cover a belligerent as remarkable sleet stops a compare between RCB and DD. BCCI

Batting first, Daredevils done 187/5 on a behind of half-centuries by opener Quinton de Kock (70, 39b, 9×4, 3×6) and skipper JP Duminy (67 not out, 43b, 4×4, 3×6).

After a brief check due to a drizzle, RCB began their respond though showers that grew in power as time went by, forced a players indoors after only 1.2 overs with a home group on dual for no loss. With a rains not abating, a umpires eventually called off a game.

Earlier, a Daredevils innings looked distant from convincing notwithstanding a large sum that was probable especially due to de Kock and Duminy, who chanced their arms with some success though perceived small support during a other end.

Young Shreyas Iyer (20) and de Kock supposing a plain start for Daredevils with a 55-run mount for a initial wicket before a former departed, held during point.

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Duminy and de Kock afterwards combined a serve 55 runs for a second wicket when RCB bowlers struck a few revelation blows as 4 wickets fell in as many overs.

First to go was de Kock, who was out to a shining using locate by RCB skipper Virat Kohli, while Yuvraj Singh (11), Kedar Jadhav (0) and Angelo Mathews (1) did not final prolonged as Daredevils slid from 110/1 in a 12th over to 141/5 in a 16th.

Despite a collapse, Duminy carried on as he lashed a few large hits to safeguard his side a really defendable sum though rains dashed his hopes of finishing a deteriorate on a winning note.

IANS

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