Royal Challengers Bangalore host the Kolkata Knight Riders © IANS
Royal Challengers Bangalore host the Kolkata Knight Riders © IANS

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Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/3 | Overs 9.4

Batsmen: Mandeep Singh 45(18), David Wiese 9(7)

Wiese gets a single and then Mandeep follows it up with two. Russell then bowls outside the off-stump. Mandeep makes room and smashes it over third-man for a six. Mandeep finishes it up with a six over fine-leg. RCB players run onto the ground to greet their hero. That is a seven-wicket victory! RCB’s first victory at home!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 100/3 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Mandeep Singh 31(15), David Wiese 8(6)

Yadav is back. Wiese hits through wide long-off and gets two. Wiese then hits down the ground for a single. Yadav follows it up with another single. Mandeep digs it out and gets a single. Wiese then gets a single down the ground. Mandeep walks across and scoops it over fine-leg for a four. Mandeep charges down the ground and edges it over third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 87/3 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Mandeep Singh 22(12), David Wiese 4(3)

OUT! Virat Kohli 34(20)

Mandeep gets a single first ball. Russell is the bowler. Kohli is gone! He lofts one and finds the long-on fielder. Big wicket! David Wiese is the new batsman. Russell bowls a short ball and it is a wide. Wiese then gets a single through mid-wicket. Mandeep then gets a single. Wiese then hits down the ground and they get two. Good running. It was a yorker and well handled. That is followed up by a single. Good over!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 80/2 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 34(19), Mandeep Singh 20(10)

Kohli takes a single first ball and then Mandeep smashes one over cover for a four. He tries to go over the top again and it falls short of the diving Russell at long-on. Mandeep then pulls Chawla through square-leg for a four. He gets a single then. Kohli dances down the track and sends it into the stands over long-on.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 62/2 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 27(17), Mandeep Singh 9(6)

This is getting into a very interesting zone. Hogg is back and the batsmen continue to knock it around for singles. Mandeep then follows it up with another single. The pressure is building. Kohli follows it up with a single. Hogg then bowls a wrong-un as Mandeep misses the drive. Mandeep finishes the over by sweeping for a six over square-leg. Much needed!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 52/2 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 24(14), Mandeep Singh 1(2)

OUT! AB de Villiers 2(4)

Piyush Chawla is into the attack and de Villiers plays out a dot. He then smashes through cover, where there is a misfield and they get a single. Kohli smacks through square-leg for a single. And de Villiers is gone! Chawla tries to play a widish ball with a cross-bat, but has dragged it back into his stumps. Mandeep is the new man and plays out a dot ball. He pulls the next one for a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/1 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 24(14), AB de Villiers 1(1)

OUT! Chris Gayle 21(9)

Brad Hogg is back. Gayle sits on one knee and welcomes him by sweeping it for a six over square-leg. That was huge and they have to wait for the ball to come back. Hogg hits back with a ball that is short and Gayle keeps it out. It is followed by another shortish ball and Gayle has smashed it for a six over square-leg. That was huge. Hogg bowls a faster one, and Gayle misses. It hits him on the pads, but it is going down leg. Gayle is gone! He tries to smash it over long-on, but is taken by Andre Russell, who takes a flat one well. De Villiers is in and he gets a single first ball.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/0 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 9(4), Virat Kohli 24(14)

Cummins comes on and he bowls a full-toss. Kohli guides it through fine-leg for a four. He then follows it up with a single. Gayle pulls to square-leg for a single. Kohli makes room and smashes it over wide long-on for a massive six. He follows that up with a single. Gayle keeps strike with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 22/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 7(2), Virat Kohli 12(10)

Umesh Yadav is into the attack and Kohli smashes it over long-off and it has gone all the way. It was flat and well hit. Kohli then pulls the second ball through fine-leg for a four. Kohli then plays out a dot. He then hits to mid-wicket but no run possible. He tries to pull again, but does not get it. A single is taken. Yadav follows it up with a wide. The extra ball proves costly. Gayle smashes a six over long-off.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 1(1), Virat Kohli 1(5)

Pat Cummins is into the attack. Chris Gayle to face. He starts off with two wides down the leg-side. Gayle then plays one very fine through fine-leg. They get a single for that. Cummins then pitches it up. Kohli plays it  down the ground. No run there. Kohli tries to chase a wide one, but does not get enough bat onto it. And then there is a leg-before appeal, but it is given not out. Was it going down leg? Kohli smashes one down the ground, but another dot. A single is taken off the next ball.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 111/4 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Yusuf Pathan 11(6), Suryakumar Yadav 0(2)

OUT! Ryan ten Doeschate 12(7)

Ten Doeschate is gone! He tries to go over mid-wicket but has holed out to the deep. Starc gets a wicket there! Pathan then works for a single to fine-leg. Suryakumar is almost yorked, but they managed to sneak in a run. Pathan made it in as Starc threw down the stumps. Pathan then smashes a high full-toss Kohli takes the catch at long-on. It is given a no-ball for height. Pathan then plays one to third-man. Yadav tries to scoop, but misses. He is hit on the pads, but the appeal is turned down. The batsmen get a leg-bye. Starc then bowls a wide down the leg-side. Pathan finishes with a single. KKR end this 10-over contest on 111/4.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 102/3 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Ryan ten Doeschate 12(6), Yusuf Pathan 6(2)

OUT! Andre Russell 45(17)

Ten Doeschate is on strike and Harshall is back. He moves across and lofts it over square-leg for a six. It cleared the ropes easily. Harshal gets back with a slow delivery that just shaves past the stumps. But off the next ball, ten Doeschate smashes it through point for a four. He misses the next one but Russell and he try to sneak in a by. Dinesh Karthik knocks down the stumps. That is out. Yusuf Pathan is the new man and misses the first ball outside the off, which is a slower ball. He then smashes the next one, flat over long-on for a six. The ton is up!

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 86/2 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Andre Russell 45(17), Ryan ten Doeschate 2(2)

Ten Doeschate gets a single off the first ball. David Wiese is bowling and Russell smashes him through mid-on for a four. He then mishits one through mid-wicket for a single. Ten Doeschate then gets a single. Russell swings across the line but is beaten by a slower ball, which is a on a good length. Russell ends the over by smashing it over long-off for a six. What a hit! n

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 73/2 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Andre Russell 34(13), Ryan ten Doeschate 0(0)

OUT! Robin Uthappa 23(21)

Uthappa takes a single off the first ball as Chahal comes back. Russell then gets down on one knee and smashes it for a four through mid-wicket. it was hit very hard. he then cuts the next one through point for a four. He then hits it down the ground for a single. Uthappa then tries to go over the top, but it is a skier and Karthik takes it. Uthappa is gone. Russell plays one through mid-wicket and gets a couple. Ryan ten Doeschate is the new man.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 61/1 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 22(19), Andre Russell 23(9)

Aaron is back and Uthappa smashes it with a flat bat over long-on. Kohli runs across, but he has dropped it. The next ball is short again and Russell has smacked it over square-leg for a massive six. Aaron then bounces back with a couple of dots. Russell then smacks one, but edges it through third-man for a four. Russell finishes it off with a six down the ground.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 44/1 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 21(18), Andre Russell 7(4)

Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack. Russell tries to pull him first ball, but gets only a single to long-on. Uthappa smashes one back and gets a single. In fact, they get a second due to overthrows. Uthappa then hands it back to Russell with a single. Russell also gets a single. Uthappa tries to charge but can get his toe end of the bat. Only a single. Russell ends the over with a four through point. What a fierce cut!

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 34/1 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 17(15), Andre Russell 0(1)

OUT! Gautam Gambhir 12(8)

Gambhir smashes one over mid-wicket for a four. David Wiese is the bowler. And he is gone! Wiese bowls it full and Gambhir guides it to point. Mandeep jumps and holds it with one hand. And we have Andre Russell coming in at No. 3. He gets off the mark with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 27/0 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 16(14), Gautam Gambhir 7(4)

Harshal Patel is into the attack and the batsmen work the strike over first ball. The second ball is given a wide but it had hit the thigh pad. After a few dots, Uthappa goes over the top and gets four.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 20/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 12(9), Gautam Gambhir 6(3)

Varun Aaron is into the attack. Uthappa later drives down the ground and there is a misfield. However, a fielder stops it before the boundary. The batsmen get two for that. Uthappa then smacks one down the ground for a four. Uthappa then tries to pull but gets the top-edge through third-man. The fielder tries to stop, but misses.

Live Cricket Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 8/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 1(4), Gautam Gambhir 5(2)

Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are walking out to bat in the middle. Mitchell Starc has the ball. The first ball has good bounce and Uthappa lets it go. Uthappa plays out the second to cover and there is a shy at the stumps on the non-striker’s end. The fielder does not hit, Gambhir gets in. Starc bowls a wide down the leg-side then. Uthappa then drives down the ground and Starc gets his boot. As a result, Uthappa can only get a single. Starc bowls a wide down the leg-side to Gambhir. He then drives down the ground for a four.

Update: We will have a reduced game. Each team will play 10 overs each. The match is scheduled to begin at 18:45 IST.


 

Unfortunately, the rain is back.

 

The rain has returned we have heard. It is not heavy though. We hope we have a game. There will be an inspection at 17:45 IST.


 

The rain has stopped and the groundstaff are working hard to get it ready. The covers are gradually coming off.

 


 

We have received news that it has stopped raining. We will be getting an update soon.


 

We have a rain delay here. We have to wait! Not sure how long though!


 

The covers are coming on in Bangalore. A shower has come along and one hopes it is in passing.


 

Here are the two teams of the day:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Wiese, Iqbal Abdulla, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav.

Toss: RCB have won the toss and have elected to bowl first. KKR and RCB are unchanged.


 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) face off in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. This game is being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the IPL 2015 game as we will take you through the proceedings of the day. Here are two fantastic sides who have quality players in their ranks. It isn’t so much about the quality or the mettle, but the presence of some genuine match-winners and explosive batsmen which makes this a very interesting contest in prospect. The last time these two teams faced off was at the Eden Gardens earlier this season when Chris Gayle went on to win the game for RCB. Here is KKR’s chance to turn the tables. READ: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015 Preview

RCB have regained momentum in the IPL 2015 and are trying to up the ante. This game will remind KKR of the IPL 2015 final, which they won at this ground. Familiarity with the conditions may help them, but RCB may have the advantage. Having said that, KKR also come into the game with momentum behind them as they have beaten CSK in their last game. Thus, a good game in prospect for cricket fans.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Darren Sammy, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik, Subramanium Badrinath, Sean Abbott, Adam Milne, Nic Maddinson, Ashok Dinda, Manvinder Bisla, Varun Aaron, Vijay Zol, Sarfaraz Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Shishir Bhavane, Iqbal Abdullah, David Wiese, Rilee Rossouw, Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Warrier, Yogesh Takawale, Jalaj Saxena.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Sumit Narwal, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Suryakumar Yadav.

Catch live scorecard and ball by ball commentary of the IPL 2015 game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders