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Shreyas Gopal takes ‘dream’ hat-trick in rain-hit tie as RCB knocked out of IPL

Shreyas Gopal took a memorable hat-trick in a five overs a side contest between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals that was eventually called off due to intermittent rain.

Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal took a memorable hat-trick in a five overs a side contest that was eventually called off due to intermittent rain, pushing Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the IPL play-off race here on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

The no result keeps Royals mathematically alive in the tournament as they have 11 points from 13 games with one match to go. (Source: PTI)

The visitors were 41 for one in 3.2 overs when the rain returned to the Chinnaswamy with Sanju Samson (28 off 13) being their top-scorer. (Source: PTI)

RCB got a point from the called off game, taking them to nine points from 13 games, ending all their hopes of progressing in the tournament. (Source: PTI)

Royals limited RCB to 62 for seven in five overs following Gopal's hat-trick. (Source: PTI)

Royals had won the toss and opted to field but rain arrived and delayed the start of the game by three hours and thirty minutes. (Source: PTI)

The game finally began after a long delay, courtesy a commendable effort from the ground staff which readied the ground following multiple spells of heavy rain. (Source: AP)