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  • 12:09 AM IST

    It is done and dusted KKR win by 6 wickets. A bit fancy celebration from Shubam Gill after hitting the winnings shot but he will take that.

  • 11:48 PM IST

    OUT! No more birthday bash for the boy, Russell has to depart for a golden duck as Siraj strikes. KKR still need 37 from 21. Nitish Rana has been retired hurt due to soe back issue apparently.

  • 11:34 PM IST

    Chris Lynn is playing a god hand here now his job would be to take KKR home. Nitish Rana has joined him in the middle after Uthappa was caught at long on. KKR still have many batsmen in their den.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    Robin Uthappa has got another good start to his innings and KKR need him to convert it big this time. Chris Lynn on the other hand is not smashing at the moment but he is not struggling as well.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    OUT! Murugan Ashwin will breath a sigh of relief. He dropped Lynn on 11 but got the wicket of Sunil Narine on his very first ball. Narine looked confident the ball would clear the fielder but his bat turned in his hand. This brings Robin Uthappa in.

  • 10:28 PM IST

    With the runs flowing the rain has also started pouring. It doesn’t look that bad for now, the play should resume in a while. We will keep you updated.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    This has been a good start for KKR. Narine favours the RCB side and has proved that yet again. Chris Lynn has been lucky to being dropped in the fourth over. Can he make this one count?

  • 10:09 PM IST

    This has been a dicey start by Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine. Both have been lucky to survive a few miss hits in multiple overs. Narine has done most of the scoring so far in a partnership of 36 runs. Virat Kohli will look to break this stand as soon as possible.

  • 9:52 PM IST

    Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn are out in the middle for KKR. It is high time that the get get their act together. For RCB, Tim Southee will open the bowling for RCB. Virat Kohli will hope that Southee and co. can defend a par score at Chinnaswamy.

  • 9:35 PM IST

    Kohli has done what he has known for. He has taken RCB to a competitive score of 175. He is unbeaten on 68 with 5 fours and 3 sixes. With the wickets falling Kohli kept his calm and played till the end. Can the bowlers do their job well now?

  • 9:24 PM IST

    And Kohli brings his third half-century of the edition. What an innings he has played under pressure. Mandeep Singh was supporting him well before falling in the 18th over.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    Kohli is keeping the scoreboard ticking and Mandeep has joined the party as well. With 3 overs still to go how much will RCB get to? Kohli needs to stay till the end.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    What the quick 2 wickets have done is got Mandeep Singh in the middle. He has been overshadowed with the likes of big names in the team. Today is the day for him to prove his worth with the skipper on the other end.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    2 quick wickets and the game has changed suddenly. Virat Kohli in the middle, what is the par score on this wicket? Can Kohli take RCB past that?

  • 8:26 PM IST

    It has been a steady start for the home team with a boundary once in an over. De Kock is anchoring the innings with McCullum still struggling to find this touch.

  • 8:04 PM IST

    De Kock and McCullum to open for RCB. Chawla bowled an excellent first over for KKR giving only 1 run. Sunil Narine to open from the other end.

  • 7:37 PM IST

    KKR win the toss and opt to bowl. Big match for RCB, they need to get the winning this and the matches ahead to stay alive in the tournament. AB de Villiers will be missed today, replaced by Tim Southee and Negi has been replaced by Manan Vohra.

RCB lose their previous clash vs KKR © AFP
RCB lost their previous clash vs KKR © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO IPL 2018, Match 29. The match will see Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace.

RCB’s last match was against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), where they lost despite posting 205 for 8. AB de Villiers smashed the CSK bowlers into pulp, and was ably supported by Quinton de Kock. Unfortunately, the bowlers failed as a unit: Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj all went for over 10 an over. Only Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav were impressive. They have to bring Chris Woakes back, and may even consider Tim Southee.

On the other hand, KKR were off colours against Delhi Daredevils (DD); losing by 55 runs. At Feroz Shah Kotla, Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw took on a lacklustre KKR bowling unit. Karthik and co. have to look beyond their spin trinity of Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav; their pacers have been below par. Their fielding needs to improve as well.

In KKR and RCB’s reverse tie, KKR prevailed by 4 wickets, in pursuit of 177 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (April 8).