Live Updates

  • 11:40 PM IST

    THATS IT! Kolkata win by 4 wickets. Dinesh Karthik remains unbeaten on 35, this is first win as Kolkata captain.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    OUT! Andre Russell departs for 11-ball 15. Chris Woakes gets his man, Russell trying to go for another big shot. Dinesh Karthik is still out in the middle. Vinay Kumar joins him.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    Kolkata vs Bangalore, Match Updates: Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana are important for Kolkata to clinch this match. They have Andre Russell and Rinku Singh in the dugout. Bangalore bowlers are guilty of bowling to many wides, mainly Kulwant Khejroliya.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    OUT! Umesh Yadav gets another one and this time it is Robin Uthappa. Uthappa was done for pace as he mistimes one in the air and McCullum takes it comfortably in the end. Dinesh Karthik in the middle.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    OUT! Robin Uthappa gets beaten for pace. Poor shot by him, Umesh Yadav gets his second wicket. Robin falls for 13 in his 150th Indian T20 League match. Bangalore are still in the hunt.

  • 10:20 PM IST

    OUT! Narine got done by the extra pace of Umesh Yadav who is bowling at some serious pace. He has only conceded 3 runs off his first over picking up the wicket of Narine. Kolkata: 68 for 2 after Powerplay

  • 10:08 PM IST

    The Narine surprise has arrived. He has already smashed 33 off 12 how much more will he score. The lightning fast outfield of Eden Gardens is helping him as well. Uthappa on the other hand is happy to stay off strike. Kolkata: 46 after 4

  • 9:59 PM IST

    OUT! Chris Lynn’s terrible time comes to an end. He missed a few, played a french cut and perished. Chris Woakes gets him playing in the air, ABD takes a simple catch at covers. Robin Uthappa is in the middle.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    Kolkata vs Bangalore, Match Updates: Crackling start from Kolkata. Sunil Narine has already smoked a four and a six, while Chris Lynn is stranded on 1. Important that Bangalore do not let the pair get off to a flier. Chris Woakes could nearly have gotten Lynn’s wicket.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    OUT! Vinay Kumar picks two wickets in two balls, but the damage has been done for Kolkata. They need 177 to win. Mandeep Singh played a handy knock of 37 runs from 18 balls.

Yuzvendra Chahal will be up against Chris Lynn © AFP
Yuzvendra Chahal will be up against Chris Lynn © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Indian T20 League 2018. Match 3 of the tournament sees Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata go up against Virat Kohli‘s Bangalore. The match will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace.

Kolkata are ahead of Bangalore when it comes to head to head record (11:9). Karthik, who is taking over from Gautam Gambhir, will lead Kolkata. It will be interesting to witness how Karthik grooms a team that is filled with inexperienced players like Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Apoorva Wankhade, etc. They still have core players in Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn from last editions.

Kohli, who in his arsenal has AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Chris Woakes and Corey Anderson, will marshal Bangalore. Indian stars like Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Sarfaraz Khan and Parthiv Patel will be under pressure to perform well.

Kolkata: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa (vc & wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles.

Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Collin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manan Vohra, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Pawan Nagi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande.