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  • 11:38 PM IST

    SRH might have lost the game but they have made a strong statement here that they are not completely reliable on their bowling attack. Kane Williamson like always was the star batsmen for them scoring 81 runs. RCB have won their must win game by 14 runs.

  • 11:22 PM IST

  • 11:22 PM IST

    SRH are not giving it wasy for RCB. The equation is still more but the good thing is that Manish Pandey has started striking from the other end. This will reduce the pressure off Williamson .

  • 11:04 PM IST

    Manish Pandey is adding more pressure on Williamson scoring 6 off 12. But Willaimson doesn’t seem to complain about that. However required run rate now is over 14.

  • 10:53 PM IST

    Williamson is such a pleasure to watch. He might not have played a power hitting innings but he has been placing the ball beautifully this season. He is doing it again. Can he win it for his team?

  • 10:40 PM IST

    OUT! WHAT WAS THAT! AB you beauty. How does he manages to pull such catches. We have seen many catches go down in this particular match. In the first innings it was Rashid Khan and now Ab de Villiers. Kohli’s excitement says it all.

  • 10:34 PM IST

  • 10:33 PM IST

    SRH are fighting hard here. Kane Williamson has joined Hales in the middle after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan off Chahal. Hales seems very well set and with WIlliamson in the middle they can chase it down as well.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan are turning things on in Bengaluru. It has been Hales who has anchored the innings so far. RCB have dropped 2 tough catches by now.

  • 10:10 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan needs to play a vital role today if SRH wants to win this one. Alex Hales too needs to step up, they cannot leave things on Kane Williamson everytime. They also miss the service of Yusuf Pathan today.

Kane Williamson (left) and Virat Kohli © BCCI
Kane Williamson (left) and Virat Kohli © BCCI

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad full updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 51 of VIVO IPL 2018. Table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Bengaluru. We will bring you the live updates and interesting tweets in this space. RCB are fighting to stay alive in the tournament as they face SRH in a must-win clash. Virat Kohli’s men have raised their game in the last few matches and an improved bowling unit is now doing the job for the side. However, the side’s batting is largely dependent on Kohli and AB de Villiers. Parthiv Patel has played cameos but other batters will need to step up in order to go the distance. SRH’s bowling is the best in the tournament. When the teams clashed the last time, SRH successfully defended 146 against the RCB power-hitters. SRH would like to extend their stay at the No.1 spot with another win. A defeat here will see the end of RCB’s hopes in the tournament. To cut it short, it will be a battle between RCB’s batters and SRH’s bowlers. Watch out for: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan. Head to head, SRH have a 7-4 advantage. Likely XIs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.

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