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Bengaluru weather update, RCB vs CSK: Rain stays away as Royal Challengers Bengaluru post thrilling win

A washout will help the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) qualify for the playoffs. Assuming RCB are defending a score of 200, they need to beat CSK by at least 18 runs and if they are chasing then they need to chase CSK's total down with about 11 balls to spare to earn a playoff spot.

Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: May 19, 2024 7:15 IST
M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Image Source : BCCI/IPL M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Bengaluru weather updates: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are geared up to take on the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 68 in a bid to secure the only remaining playoff spot in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is a home game for RCB and they would be expecting their supporters to turn up in large numbers at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

RCB are seventh on the points table with 12 points whereas Chennai Super Kings are fourth with 14 points to their credit. RCB fans are praying for a full 20-over contest as it will give their side the best possible chance to go through to the playoffs compared to a truncated affair.

RCB vs CSK: Playoffs spot, swansong(s) at stake in a blockbuster which is more than just Kohli vs Dhoni

 

RCB vs CSK, Bengaluru weather live update: Rain threatens to play spoilsport in playoff decider at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

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  • 10:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    No rain at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

    Royal Challengers Bengaluru finish their innings without any rain interruption as clouds stay clear in Bengaluru.

    Meanwhile, Bengaluru dominated the game after the rain break and posted 218/5 in 20 overs. 

  • 8:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Play resumes!!

    And here's the resumption. The rain has gone away and the game is now on. You can catch the latest updates, scorecard and all the other match-related things here

  • 8:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Play to resume!!

    The play will be resumed at 8:25 PM now. The covers are off and we are all in readiness

  • 7:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Covers coming off

    It's only light drizzle at the moment and groundstaff has already started removing covers. Match is likely to resume soon.

  • 7:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Rain halts play

    It's raining heavily now and the covers are coming on.

    RCB - 31/0 in 3 overs.

  • 7:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Slight drizzle in Bengaluru

    Slight drizzle at M Chinnaswamy Stadium but the play continues.

     

  • 7:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Rain stays away as Chennai Super Kings elect to bowl first

    No rain interruption as both teams are set for the final warm-up at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

    Cuturaj Gaikwad wins the toss as Chennai Super Kings elect to field first against Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

  • 6:41 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Clear skies ahead of toss at 7pm

  • 6:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Live picture from M Chinnaswamy Stadium

    No sign of potential rain at the moment and we can expect a toss at 7 pm. Players are warming up but one side of the ground remains covered. 

    India Tv - M Chinnaswamy Stadium

    Image Source : BCCI/IPLM Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of RCB vs CSK clash

  • 6:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Clear skies at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

  • 5:59 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    RCB vs CSK IPL 2024: Rain threatens today's game

    It's been raining in Bengaluru for the last few days and there is a strong forecast of rain during the match today. Dark clouds hover around M Chinnaswamy Stadium but no rain at the moment.

  • 5:57 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Part of ground covered but no rain at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

  • 5:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    Dark clouds over M Chinnaswamy Stadium

    It's 5 pm and no rain in Bengaluru as we get close to kick-off time. But clouds are getting dark with each minute and we might witness some drizzle soon.

  • 4:49 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    RCB and CSK set for biggest battle of the 2024 season

    Chennai Super Kings remain favourites due to their impressive head-to-head record and their standings in the points table but Royal Challengers Bengaluru's recent form and home advantage makes today's game equally balanced. 

  • 4:25 PM (IST) Posted by Varun Malik

    Drizzle in Bengaluru!!

    As per a recent update, there is a light drizzle in Bengaluru in the last 3 hours. The CBD area where the Stadium is located has also experienced light drizzle.

  • 4:03 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    CSK players start their preparations at M Chinnaswamy

  • 3:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sumeet Kavthale

    RCB players kick off final preparations in SUNNY afternoon

  • 3:31 PM (IST) Posted by Varun Malik

    RCB vs CSK IPL 2024: Weather prediction for evening

    As per the current forecast, there are still 100% chances of rain at around 5 PM and it is going down to 90% when the game starts. It will be 70% around 9 PM.

  • 3:08 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Fans start to assemble

    Fans have started gathering around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

  • 3:02 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Encouraging signs

    No traces of rain around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium so far.

  • 2:48 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Weather around M Chinnaswamy Stadium continues to infuse hope

    The sun is still shining around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

  • 2:27 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Rain to hit M Chinnaswamy Stadium soon

    As per the latest updates, there are chances of a thunderstorm around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium after 5 PM.

  • 2:15 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Thunderstorm in south-west Bengaluru

    The Kengeri area which is located in the south-western region of Bengaluru is experiencing a heavy downpour.

  • 2:10 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    RCB fans = energy and enthusiasm

    Several RCB fans did an early morning bike roadshow today outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

  • 1:57 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Rain in Bengaluru

    It's pelting down in South West, South East and southern parts of Bengaluru. 

  • 1:53 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Rain alert!

    It's pelting down in Rajarajeshwari Nagar which is 14-odd kms away from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

  • 1:44 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Sun is out again!

    Sunshine outside Chinnaswamy

  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Cloud cover around M Chinnaswamy Stadium

    Still a decent cloud cover around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

  • 1:07 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Early signs of rain

    It's raining heavily in Singasandra which is 13 to 14 km away from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, the weather continues to remain pleasant around the venue.

  • 12:51 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Thunderstorm alert!

    Early signs of thunderstorm in Bengaluru. Thankfully, there is no drizzle yet.

  • 12:41 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Rain likely to lash Bengaluru

    Rain is likely to lash parts of Bengaluru in the evening.

  • 12:33 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    How's the drainage system at Chinnaswamy?

    The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the very few venues in India equipped with a subsurface aeration system. It allows the ground staff to make the outfield game-ready within half an hour after the rain stops.

  • 12:26 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Hide & seek at its best

    It seems that the Sun and clouds are playing hide & seek with each other at the moment in Bengaluru. 

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Ominous signs?

    A heavy cloud cover is building up slowly. 

  • 11:39 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Fans can't keep calm

    IPL fans in Bengaluru are over the moon as they are just moments away from witnessing Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni take centre stage at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, possibly for one last time. How excited are you?

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Cloud cover alert!

    A decent cloud cover is building up, gradually. Still, no signs of rain yet.

  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Not a bad day to enjoy outdoors

    You can enjoy a delicious breakfast outdoors if you are in Bengaluru. There is a pleasant breeze blowing which has brought relief to the inhabitants from the heat wave.

  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Can't ask for a more pleasant morning!

    The sun is playing hide and seek with the clouds. There is not a dense cloud cover so there's no need to worry at the moment.

  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Clouds start to gather

    Though the sun is still out, the clouds have started to gather on the horizon. Fingers crossed.

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Gloomy forecast for the evening

    Bengaluru is likely to witness a spell of rain in the evening.

  • 9:25 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    How can CSK qualify for the playoffs?

    A win will take Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into the playoffs. Even a washout will be enough for them to qualify for the playoffs.

  • 8:47 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    How does the weather forecast look like for the entire day?

    Well, the area around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium received light rain yesterday morning. But the weather is quite clear right now. Keep a tab on our blog for the latest updates.

  • 8:37 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    How can RCB qualify for the playoffs?

    It's a must-win game for RCB, make no mistake about that. Hypothetically, If RCB bat first and post 200 on the board, then they have to win by at least 18 runs to go through. On the other hand, If they are asked to chase then they need to reach their target with about 11 balls to spare.

  • 8:30 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    IMD's prediction

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that parts of Bengaluru are likely to witness "heavy rain/thundershowers associated with gusty winds (40-50kph)" today.

  • 8:23 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    How was the weather around Bengaluru yesterday?

    Here are the details of the precipitation level of areas that fall in Bengaluru's rural region:

  • 8:17 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Sunshine taking full effect in Bengaluru

    The sun is out and so are the people on the streets in Bengaluru. 

  • 8:08 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Chances of precipitation in Bengaluru today

    The game is expected to start at 7:30 PM (IST). Let's look at the chances of precipitation on an hourly basis:

    6 PM: 33%

    7 PM: 34%

    8 PM: 34%

    9 PM: 37%

    10 PM: 47%

    11 PM: 51%

  • 7:58 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    The Sun is out!

    A bright sunny start to what promises to be a captivating day for T20 cricket. The sun is out in Bengaluru and hope it stays like this for the rest of the day.

  • 7:51 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Welcome, folks!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the playoff decider between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings. Hosts RCB are ready with their prep to take on CSK on their home turf at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
    However, there are chances that the game may get adversely affected by the rain. Stay tuned to our live blog for all the instant updates related to the weather in Bengaluru today.

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