Rain frustrates RCB but they are still alive


The Royal Challengers Bangalore were frustrated by rain as they tried to make a late push to finish second on the IPL table and better their chances of reaching the final.

The team from Bangalore took on the already eliminated Delhi Daredevils and knew a win would be enough to secure their place behind the Chennai Super Kings on the log.

However, the weather had the final say as chasing Delhi's target of 188 the RCB were on two without loss after one over when the rain came and never went away.

For their part Delhi gave as good as they got when they batted, racking up a total of 187 for five in their 20 overs. Quinton de Kock got the Daredevils off to flying start as he made 69 from just 39 balls.

The other major contributor was De Kock's fellow South Africa international JP Duminy, who scored an unbeaten 67, to propel the away side to a competitive score.

The home team would have fancied their chances of a win with Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their batting line-up but it wasn't to be as they had to settle for third place on the log.

The RCB will now square off against the Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator match.