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  • 10:52 PM IST

    Umesh Yadav is the man of the match.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    Kohli pulls. That’s a top-edge and four. RCB have won. They have won by 10 wickets. This is their largest win in terms of balls remaining.

  • 10:24 PM IST

  • 10:06 PM IST

    RCB have raced to fifty in the fifth over. The chase is just a formality. Parthiv is taking the attack to the opposition and Kohli is playing the supporting role.

  • 9:48 PM IST

    RCB have started brilliantly. They have raced to 19 after 2 overs. Parthiv Patel has been the aggressor here. Kohli is out to open and it’s a fair call. RCB will want to get the runs as fast as possible.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    Interesting

  • 9:23 PM IST

    KXIP go past Mumbai Indians and guess what? Another run out. Rajpoot is gone. OUT! Ankit Rajpoot run out (Tim Southee-Moeen Ali) 1 (5). This is KXIP’s joint second-lowest score. They had scored 88 all-out against RCB in 2015.

  • 9:13 PM IST

    Another run out. Mindless from KXIP. This time it is Mohit Sharma.

    OUT! Mohit Sharma run out (de Villiers-Moeen Ali) 3 (5)
  • 9:06 PM IST

    Finch greets Moeen Ali with a six. That was a bad ball. A rank-bad short ball. Goes for the similar region later in the over and find Kohli at deep midwicket. Good captaincy. Kohli stationed himself at that region for this catch.

    Aaron Finch c Virat Kohli b Moeen Ali 26 (23)

    More miseries for KXIP. Ashwin is run out the first ball. Good throw by substitute Pawan Negi and Parthiv does the rest. Well, Parthiv’s keeping beats Ashwin’s running. Both don’t have a great reputation.

    Ravichandran Ashwin run out (Pawan Negi/Parthiv Patel) 0 (1)

    Andrew Tye falls for 0. Umesh strikes in his second spell.

    Andrew Tye c Parthiv Patel b U Yadav 0 (3)

  • 8:46 PM IST

    KXIP have lost half their side. The last one to go is Mayank Agarwal, who perishes trying to guide de Grandhomme down the leg-side.

    OUT! Mayank Agarwal c Parthiv Patel b Colin de Grandhomme 2 (6)
KXIP host RCB © AFP
KXIP host RCB © AFP

Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. We head to Match 48 where Punjab host Bangalore at Holkar Stadium, Indore.  The match will be played at KXIP’s second home ground; wherein they have won 2 out of 3 games so far in this edition. KXIP are just ahead of RCB in terms of overall win; 12 wins out of 21. This will be KXIP’s final home encounter of the season as well.

Talking about the playoffs, KXIP need to win all their remaining games to ensure qualification. Tie against RCB will be crucial as they are next to face Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively. RCB managed to beat KXIP by 4 wickets at M.Chinnaswammy Stadium, earlier in the tournament, in the reverse tie. In addition, RCB are also coming on the back of a spirited victory over Delhi Daredevils (DD). Meanwhile, KXIP are coming off a comprehensive defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a high-scoring encounter.

KXIP will be eager to notch up a win and strengthen qualification chances. The pressure will, however, be on them as they began their IPL campaign well. The situation has become much more intense as we head into the business end of the league stages. With only two spots up for grabs, expect another mouth-watering contest and some big hits for the audiences due to the presence of Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali etc.