OVER 4.3: FOUR! Superb batting from Mayank. The youngster hits Southee for back-to-back boundaries.
Tim Southee is back into the attack.
OVER 4: 12 overs off Umesh Yadav’s over.
KXIP 48/1, need 155 more to win
OVER 3.5: FOUR! KL Rahul picks the ball and sends the ball towards backward square leg for a boundary.
Mayank Agarwal comes to the crease now.
OVER 3.2: WICKET! Umesh Yadav ends Chris Gayle’s stay at 23 runs. De Villiers takes an easy catch near the boundary ropes.
OVER 3.1: SIX! Gayle welcomes the pacer with a huge six. That’s Gayle style.
Umesh Yadav starts his second over.
OVER 3: 13 runs off Saini’s over.
KXIP 36/0, need 167 more to win.
OVER 2.5: FOUR! KL Rahul hits Saini for back-to-boundaries.
KXIP 36/0, need 167 more to win.
OVER 2.1: FOUR! Gayle welcomes Saini with a boundary towards long on.
Navdeep Saini comes into the attack.
OVER 2: 9 runs off Umesh’s over.
KXIP 23/0, need 180 more to win
OVER 1.2: FOUR! KL Rahul hits Umesh for back-to-back boundaries towards backward square leg.
KXIP 23/0, need 180 more to win.
Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.
OVER 1: What a start from KXIP. Chris Gayle hits three boundaries off Southee.
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are at the crease. Tim Southee will open the attack
AB de Villiers (82*), Marcus Stoinis (46*) power Royal Challengers Bangalore to 202/4
OVER 20: SIX! Full toss from Hardus. Stoinis deposits the ball towards long on. 27 runs off Hardus’ over.
RCB post 202/4
OVER 19.5: FOUR! Hardus to Stoinis. Full toss and the ball races towards fine leg.
OVER 19.4: SIX! Stoinis stays back and launches this over the roof at long on for a huge one.
OVER 19.3: FOUR! Full toss from Hardus. Stoinis guides the ball towards backward square leg.
OVER 19.1: SIX! AB de Villiers welcomes the pacer with a huge six towards long on. He is on fire tonight. He reaches 81 off 43 balls.
Hardus to bowl the last over of the innings.
OVER 19: 21 runs off Shami’s over.
OVER 18.5: SIX! High full toss from Shami. AB de Villiers sends that too for a six. What a batting from the iconic batsman. The ball lands on the roof.
OVER 18.4: SIX! Back-to-back SIXES for De Villiers. He hits both sixes with brute power over long off.
Mohammed Shami starts his fourth and final over.
OVER 18: 16 runs off Hardus’ over.
OVER 17.3: SIX! What a shot from ABD. Half-volley from Hardus. De Villiers picks the ball and lofts it over long off fence. Sky-rocketing shot from De Villiers.
OVER 17.2: FIFTY! AB de Villiers brings up his half-century with a boundary. What a knock from the star batsman.
Hardus comes into the attack.
OVER 17: Excellent over from KXIP captain. 5 runs off it.
R Ashwin begins his fourth and final over.
OVER 16: 11 runs off Murugan’s over.
OVER 15.4: SIX! De Villiers smashes this hard over deep mid wicket fence. Murugan isn’t happy with this.
Murugan Ashwin starts his fourth and final over.
OVER 15: 13 runs off Rajpoot’s over.
OVER 14.3: SIX! Powerful shot from De Villiers. He stays back and launces the ball over mid wicket for a huge six.
OVER 14.2: FOUR! De Villiers stays back and slaps the ball over deep mid wicket for a boundary.
Ankit Rajpoot is back into the attack.
OVER 14: 10 runs off Murugan’s over.
OVER 13.5: SIX! Stoinis picks the ball nicely and launches it over long off. Excellent shot from the Australian.
OVER 13.1: 100 comes up for RCB.
Murugan begins his third over.
OVER 13: 5 runs off Hardus’ over. RCB 99/4.
OVER 12.6: Stoinis plays this gently towards backward square leg. Two runs for him. Excellent running between the wickets by Stoinis and ABD.
Bowling change for KXIP. Hardus is back into the attack. This is his second over.
OVER 12: Another good over for KXIP. Ashwin concedes just 5 runs.
Ashwin begins his third over.
OVER 11: 5 runs off Murugan’s over.
Murugan starts his second over.
OVER 10: 3 runs off Ashwin’s over.
Ashwin begins his second over.
Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease.
OVER 9: WICKET! Hardus removes Akshdeep for three runs. RCB have lost three wickets in three overs.
Hardus Viljoen comes into the attack.
A RCB fan wishes master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday.
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Akshdeep Nath comes to the crease
OVER 7.3: WICKET! Ashwin castles Moeen Ali for 4 runs. What a delivery from the KXIP skipper. Ashwin exults in joy. Moeen fails to judge and the ball rattles his stumps.
The @lionsdenkxip Skipper is pumped up and how. #RCB 81/4 after 9 overs. https://t.co/yURvIcaBNc
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R Ashwin comes into the attack
Moeen Ali comes to the crease
OVER 6.2: WICKET! Murugan Ashwin gets rid of dangerous Parthiv Patel for 43 runs. Flighted delivery from Murugan, Parthiv gets a top edge. R Ashwin takes an easy catch.
Murugan Ashwin comes into the attack.
OVER 5.5: SIX! Parthiv sends Shami over deep mid wicket region for a beautiful six.
OVER 5.4: FOUR! Third boundary off Parthiv’s willow. This time he sends Shami towards sweeper cover.
OVER 5.2: FOUR! Parthiv Patel welcomes the experienced pacer with back-to-back boundaries. Parthiv is on fire tonight.
Shami begins his third over.
OVER 5: 14 runs off Rajpoot’s over.
OVER 4.4: SIX! That’s Parthiv’s special. He stands tall and lofts it over Rajpoot’s head. Beautiful hit from the left-hander.
50 comes up for RCB.
OVER 4.1: FOUR! De Villiers smashes Rajpoot towards deep mid wicket for a boundary.
Rajpoot starts his third over.
OVER 4: 3 runs off Shami’s over.
Did you hear the cheer? AB de Villiers is at the crease.
Celebrating an important breakthrough 👏 #SaddaPunjab #RCBvKXIP @MdShami11 https://t.co/lM1xjn4QqT
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) 1556118015000
OVER 3.1: WICKET! Shami ends Virat Kohli’s stay at 13 runs. Mandeep takes a dolly at extra cover. Big wicket for KXIP.
BIG WICKET! @MdShami11 takes Virat Kohli for the second time this season. 😎 #SaddaPunjab #RCBvKXIP https://t.co/Gjdv7fjpWQ
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Shami starts his second over.
OVER 3: 8 runs off Rajpoot’s over.
Back-to-back NO BALLS from Rajpoot. Ashwin is having a discussion with Rajpoot.
OVER 2.2: FOUR! Short from Rajpoot. Parthiv stays back and pulls it towards fine leg.
Ankit Rajpoot starts his second over.
OVER 2: Another good over for RCB. 15 runs off Shami’s over.
VER 1.5: FOUR! Parthiv uses the pace and flicks the ball towards fine leg for a boundary.
OVER 1.3: FOUR! Virat Kohli hits Shami for back-to-back boundaries. Classy shots from the RCB skipper.
OVER 1.1: DROPPED! Hardus Viljoen drops Virat Kohli on 3. That was an easy catch. How costly is this going to be?
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.
OVER 1: What a start from RCB. 12 runs off Rajpoot’s over.
OVER 0.3: FOUR! Superb stuff from Parthiv. The left-hander stays back and hits Rajpoot towards long off. RCB 8/0.
OVER 0.2: FOUR! What a shot from Parthiv. He smashes this hard towards deep backward point.
Captain Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are making their way to the middle. KXIP are in a huddle. Ankit Rajpoot will open the attack for KXIP.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
A look at the Playing XI for the two teams. #RCBvKXIP https://t.co/Wr8zAjOEhp
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Our Bold Squad for tonight. Let’s make this night one to remember lads! #PlayBold #RCBvKXIP #VIVOIPL2019 https://t.co/yx3xO7fAOJ
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Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami
We go in with five bowlers as Pooran and Rajpoot make a comeback into the playing XI. Here’s our line-up for tonigh… https://t.co/8cMrxvyQQo
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Last game also we lost the toss but we won. Looking for a solid performance tonight. No team wants to lose six games in a row. We aren’t thinking of play-offs. We are thinking of playing fearless cricket. Proud of the spirit the guys are playing with. Two changes for us. Steyn has a niggle, so Southee comes in. Negi sits out, Washington Sundar comes in.
We will bowl first. We have two changes. Sam Curran sits out, Pooran comes in. And we have Harpreet Brar out, Ankit Rajpoot comes in. When we travel, we have to use he Indian seamers in the side. Virat said about enjoying the game, and we have to do the same. They are a star-studded side and it’s important to knock them over.
TOSS: Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin wins toss, opts to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore
The @lionsdenkxip Skipper @ashwinravi99 calls it right at the toss and elects to bowl first against the @RCBTweets.… https://t.co/8ET4ng9Fq0
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It’s TOSS time, folks.
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the IPL 2019 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.
Belatedly getting into the groove with back-to-back victories, Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to continue the momentum when they take on Kings XI Punjab.
The @RCBTweets will take on the @lionsdenkxip tonight at the Chinnaswamy. Who are you rooting for? #RCBvKXIP https://t.co/czUxgPySxU
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RCB must be all fired up after posting one-run win over a formidable Chennai Super Kings and would be desperate to keep the juggernaut rolling.
Having survived a brutal assault at the hands of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the last game, they should have gained some confidence. Virat Kohli-led RCB would not like to look back.
When @davidmillersa12 sends the ball into the Chinnaswamy stands, expect the crowd to whistle and chant for him 🙌… https://t.co/Xat5ij3MfS
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Although AB de Villiers and Kohli did not click with the bat but the failures would prompt them to score runs and put up a big total for the Royal Challengers.
RCB might draw some inspiration from their match-winning knocks of an unbeaten 59 by de Villiers and 67 by Kohli, against Punjab when they met in the first leg.
However, their bowling remains a worry despite the arrival of Dale Steyn. RCB’s bowling was exposed once again in the last match here when Dhoni almost pulled off the impossible chasing 162, needing 26 runs off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav.
The visitors ultimately fell short by just one run with wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel saving the day for RCB by running out Shardul Thakur when CSK needed two of the last ball.
It was RCB’s only third win in 10 games in the season so far.
Kohli and Co. will hope to post another win this season against KXIP, who are placed fifth in the points table with 10 points.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s outfit will be coming out all guns blazing, especially after losing their last match against Delhi Capitals by just two runs at Feroz Shah Kotla.
Punjab would want to consolidate their position in the points table with the help of hard-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle, K L Rahul and David Miller — all of whom would be looking to capitalise on RCB’s weak bowling.
The pace-spin duo of Mohammed Shami and Ashwin has been KXIP’s best bowlers and the team would expect them to come up with another good show.
Among others, Ankit Rajpoot, Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen and Andrew Tye will also be looking to provide depth to the Kings XI bowling.