Press Esc to close
Wednesday 01 April 2015
News updated at 1:26 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.8°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

RCB in do-or-die situation against Chennai

Bangalore, May 17, 2013 (PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore

Their campaign sent haywire by a couple of unexpected losses, Royal Challengers Bangalore are now faced with a must-win situation when they take on former champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial Pepsi IPL match here tomorrow.

Bangalore's seven-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab in their last match ended up confirming the play-off berths for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

The three top teams have crossed the 20-point mark which leaves three other teams -- Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab -- chasing the fourth spot in the points table.

Victory over Delhi Daredevils took Punjab to 14 points and they are two behind Bangalore (16) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (16). Punjab have one more match against Mumbai Indians on May 18 and they will aim to finish on 16 points.

Bangalore must beat Chennai to move to 18 points but that will not assure them a place in the final four. For them to qualify, Hyderabad and Punjab have to lose their remaining games.

Playing their last league game this season, Royal Challengers have a tough task against Chennai, who have been in top form, losing only four of the 15 games played this season.

Chennai will have nothing to lose and would try to upset Royal Challengers' chances to sneak into play-offs.

The last time both teams met was on April 13 at M A Chidambaram Stadium when Chennai trounced Bangalore by four wickets.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Tourist being entertained by a Rajasthani artist...

Tourist being entertained by a Rajasthani artist...

Stranded trucks at the Jammu - Srinagar highway due to heavy rain in Jammu...

Stranded trucks at the Jammu - Srinagar highway due to heavy rain in Jammu...

A man walks on a snow-ladden field after a fresh spell of snowfall in Kashmir...

A man walks on a snow-ladden field after a fresh spell of snowfall in Kashmir...

Kashmiri man carries a pillow as he walks along the road at Ledhan village...

Kashmiri man carries a pillow as he walks along the road at Ledhan village...

Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare tp receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar...

Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare tp receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar...

Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspects guard of honour...

Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspects guard of honour...

A youth in the flood-hit Pampore area of Srinagar on Tuesday...

A youth in the flood-hit Pampore area of Srinagar on Tuesday...

A pair of parrot atop a tree in New Delhi...

A pair of parrot atop a tree in New Delhi...

Aircrafts of The Global Stars team of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals...

Aircrafts of The Global Stars team of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals...

Aircrafts of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Gujarat Aero..

Aircrafts of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Gujarat Aero..

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523