Barrow Cricket Club graduate Liam Livingstone took two catches and looked to set to be helping Rajasthan Royals to victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday before rain intervened.

What had already been a weather-affected match at Bengaluru had been reduced to the minimum five overs per side, although Royals spinner Shreyas Gopal still managed to grab the headlines by taking a hat-trick during RCB's innings.

Livingstone played his part in the first of his three quickfire wickets when he caught Virat Kohli at long on after the India captain had smashed 25 off just seven balls with what was the fourth ball of the second over.

Gopal then had South African AB de Villiers caught at cover before Marcus Stoinis lifted him straight up in the air to Royals captain Steve Smith at mid-off to complete his hat-trick.

Livingstone, who was playing in his third IPL game and described as 'outstanding' by Smith in his previous outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad, then took a great diving catch at mid-off to dismiss Heinrich Klaasen, as RCB posted 62-7 from what was a dramatic five overs.

With the Royals chasing 63, Livingstone, who finished unbeaten on 11, played back-up to Sanju Samson, as he crashed 28 off 13 balls, but after he holed out to point off Yuzvendra Chahal midway through the fourth over with the score 41-1, the rain returned, forcing the abandonment.