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Royal Challengers and Royals suffer washout

The Royal Challengers Bangalore game against the Rajasthan Royals was washed out after persistent rain which fell through out the evening ruled out any hopes of the game going ahead.

After a number of pitch inspections, the last being at 22.30 local time, the decision was made by umpires Billy Doctrove and Rudi Koertzen to abandon the game with a ball being bowled.

With play expected to get underway at 22.15 local time after the wicket and out field had been dried, further heavy rain started to fall at 21.45 to force the covers back on.

Both teams receive a point from the game which means the idle Royals move up into second place in the IPL group stages, one point behind the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The game is just the second IPL match to abandoned in India since the creation of the tournament in 2008. Two further games were effected by the rain during the IPL tournament in South Africa in 2009.

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