19 May, 00:54 (IST)

Despite the forecasts and the early rain interruption, thankfully for the fans, the rain stayed away and fans could witness a memorable game. RCB made the most of the opportunities as they beat CSK by 27 runs to seal a playoff berth. A comeback for the ages for RCB and will be remembered by RCB fans for a long long time. 

18 May, 20:17 (IST)

Good news for the fans. Each one of the covers are now taken off including the biggest cover on the pitch and the revised restart time is 8:25 PM IST. No overs is lost and fans will hope that the match remains un-interrupted for the rest of the evening. 

18 May, 20:05 (IST)

Good news for the fans. The rain seems to be stopped and the covers are gradually coming off. The big cover is still on the pitch for precautionary measures but everything else has come off and both Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are preparing to come on. Fans will hope they get a restart and no further interventions. 

18 May, 19:47 (IST)

The inevitable has finally happened as the light drizzle that was threatening to stop the match has gotten heavy enough to stop the game. The game was only three overs old and it is a shame that the fans are not getting to witness such an exciting encounter. They will hope it stops soon and the M Chinnaswamy groundsmen can start the game quickly. 

18 May, 19:43 (IST)

Although the match hasn't been stopped yet, the fans will have a little frown seeing a slight drizzle starting. The toss happened in time and the action started in the middle in front of a packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Fans will hope the drizzle doesn't interrupt play. 

18 May, 18:43 (IST)

As more and more times passes, gradually the cloud cover over the ground increases. They are not very dark and there are no signs of rain just yet but groundsmen have put some covers on in case of any rains so that they are not caught offguard. Players are practicing in the ground and are preparing for the game. Hopefuly, the toss will happen according to schedule.

18 May, 17:39 (IST)

Till now good news for the fans. A convergence zone is around but it has been slightly shifting to the west which means Bengaluru could be saved from any heavy rainfall soon. Multiple reports have confirmed there has been a slight shower but it has cleared up fast. Some discrete clouds hover around but they are not dark enough. Hopefully fans could get a scheduled start for the game.
Convergence Zone Shifting to West

There Was A Little Drizzle
No Rain Till Now

18 May, 16:49 (IST)

Despite some part of Bengaluru and it's outskirts receiving rain, the surroundings of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium has seen clear sky and the sun is out as well. Multiple reports have confirmed that it has not been raining around the stadium and fans hope to stay it like that so that they can witness an entire 20-over game.
Fan Reports Clear Sky

No Signs of Rain

18 May, 15:43 (IST)

It has already rained in some parts of Bengaluru and now, it seems that the clouds are slowly starting to form around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the venue for the RCB vs CSK showdown in the evening. Although it has not rained near the stadium, the possibility of the same cannot be ruled out.Visuals From Inside M Chinnaswamy Stadium

18 May, 15:37 (IST)

As reported earlier, the sky is clear and sunny around the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and there's no rain so far in the area close to the ground where RCB and CSK will later on lock horns with a spot in IPL 2024 playoffs up for grabs. In some places the sky is a bit overcast though.

Clear Sky Around M Chinnaswamy Stadium

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As Royal Challengers Bengaluru take on Chennai Super Kings in a crucial IPL 2024 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, fans would have one eye firmly on the weather in Bengaluru. The match is a crucial one for both teams who are vying for one remaining spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs. Chennai Super Kings currently sit fourth on the IPL 2024 points table and a win tonight can see them become the fourth side and final team to enter the IPL 2024 playoffs. Royal Challengers Bengaluru on the other hand, have managed to stage a dramatic turnaround from being bottom of the IPL 2024 points table to being in contention for a place in the playoffs, with five back-to-back wins. A win would not be enough and they need to get it keeping certain margins in mind in order to go through to the IPL 2024 playoffs. What Happens if RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 Match Is Washed Out Due to Rain in Bengaluru? Here's How It Will Affect Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings' Playoff Hopes.

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The Indian Meterological department had earlier predicted 'heavy to very heavy rainfall) in Karnataka from May 18-20 and this has put a huge question mark over this contest. There is a big rain threat looming large over this contest and a washout is the last thing that fans would want. The excitement around this big-ticket contest has been building up for quite some time and fans would want a contest that they would remember for a long time to come with both teams boasting of some quality players. In case there's rain and it leads to a washout, it would mean that both sides will share points and RCB will be eliminated from the IPL 2024 playoffs race since they have less points than CSK and also an inferior Net Run Rate (NRR). RCB vs CSK IPL 2024 Preview: Likely Playing XIs, Key Battles, H2H and More About Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Chennai Super Kings Indian Premier League Season 17 Match 68 in Bengaluru.

RCB had faced off CSK in the opening match of IPL 2024 and it is only fitting that the line-up for the playoffs is decided with a clash between these two sides. Chennai Super Kings had come out victorious on that day and they will look to do a double over RCB. Royal Challengers Bengaluru on the other hand, will aim at giving their best in beating CSK and also eclipsing their NRR to secure a spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs.