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  • 11:25 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 119, Over 19, Chahal 2*: RCB need 24 off 12. Mohit into this final over. SINGLE off the first knuckle ball by Mohit. SINGLE again. This won’t do it for the RCB they need to hit big. OUT! Choudhary goes for 4 trying to hit over the top.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 116/9, Over 18, Choudhary 2*, Chahal 2*:Akshar Patel into his final over. OUT! Negi skies the ball high up in the air as Saha amidst a three-way collision takes the catch. OUT! Akshar cleans up Badree for 8. Chahal restricts Akshar from taking another IPL hat trick.

  • 11:08 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 106/7, Over 16, Negi 18*, Badree 6*:Maxwell to continue. SINGLE on the first delivery. SINGLE + an over throw to bring up the 100 runs for RCB.WIDE. Maxwell darting the ball into the batsmen. SINGLE towards long on. SINGLE. both batsmen are dealing in singles. SINGLE to long off. RCB need 33 off 24.

  • 11:05 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 98/7, Over 15, Negi 15*, Badree 3*: Aaron into the attack. DOT. good pace to start the over 143 clicks. FOUR! Negi flashes hard and edges the ball past third man.FOUR! Aaron plans to gift RCB a easy win. SINGLE to end the over. 10 runs from it.

  • 11:01 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 88/7, Over 14, Negi 8*, Badree 3*: Glenn Maxwell into his second over. SINGLE towards short man. Maxwell has just not given anything to the batsmen. He his stuck from wicket to wicket bowling. OUT! Maxwell gets his man. Arvind goes for 4.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 84/6, Over 13, Negi 8*, Arvind 3*: Varon Aaron is back into the attack. Hardly anything for the batsman to hit the ball over the inner field. Negi should be the aggressor in the middle. WIDE. WIDE. FOUR! towards deep extra cover. SINGLE on third man.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 72/6, Over 11, Negi 3*, Arvind 1*: Glenn Maxwell into the attack. Negi survives a close call. OUT! Maxwell gets Mandeep superb bowling by him. Mandeep goes for 46. Sreenath Aravind is out in the middle. Just 2 runs coming from the remaining delivery.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 72/5, Over 11, Negi 2*, Mandeep 44*: Akshar into the attack. SINGLE to start the over. Mandeep will be crucial for KXIP. OUT! Watson departs for Akshar Patel has been magnificent with the ball. Watson goes for 3. Negi is into the middle.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 69/4, Over 10, Watson 2*, Mandeep 44*: Mohit Sharma into the attack. FOUR to start the over. Mandeep looking in ominous form today. SINGLE this is smart batting both Watson and Mandeep. SIX! Mandeep goes over cal-corner.

  • 10:39 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 55/4, Over 9, Watson 1*, Mandeep 32*: Akshar Patel into the attack. SINGLE on the first ball towards the cover. Magnificent over this by Akshar Patel. Hardly anything for the batsmen to latch on to .

  • 10:33 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 52/4, Over 8, Watson 0*, Mandeep 21*: Mohit Sharma into the attack. SINGLE to start the over. PLAY and a miss. Good change of pace by Mohit. SINGLE some width on offer and Mandeep cuts the ball towards deep cover. OUT! Jadhav holds out to Akshar. Shane Watson out in the middle. DOT to finish.

  • 10:28 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 50/3, Over 7, Jadhav 5*, Mandeep 29*: Sandeep into his final over. DOT. Sandeep has been a beauty to watch today. SINGLE towards third man to bring Jadhav on strike. 2-runs towards long leg. Sandeep has been on the money in his four over finishing with figures of 3 for 20.

  • 10:23 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 46/3, Over 6, Jadhav 4*, Mandeep 26*:Varon Aaron to continue. FOUR! Mandeep tearing into Aaron. Good couple of ball is again treated by FOUR by Jadhav his first in the innings. This has been a good start by KXIP.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 37/3, Over 5, Jadhav 0*, Mandeep 21*: Sandeep into his third over. Couple of DOT ball to start the over. FOUR! de Villiers goes straight past the bowler.DOT! Play and a miss. Sandeep making the ball talk both ways. SIX! Short ball pulled for a maximum by ABD. OUT! ABD looking to go down the track edge one ball to wicket-keeper. DOT to finish the over.

  • 10:10 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 27/2, Over 4, AB de Villiers 0*, Mandeep 21*: Varon Aaron into his first over. DOT. Good start of the over is hampered by a loose delivery by Aaron as Mandeep cants the ball past the boundary line. DOT good comeback by Aaron. Hopefully he keeps it up.

  • 10:06 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 23/2, Over 3, AB de Villiers 0*, Mandeep 17*: Sandeep comes into the attack. DOT to start some movement for him early on. play and a miss. Kohli needs to step up for his team. SINGLE towards square third man. DOT! OUT! Kohli cleaned up by Sandeep. AB de Villiers comes out in the middle. DOT to finish the over.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 22/1, Over 2, Kohli 6*, Mandeep 16*: T Natarajan into the attack. SIX! Mandeep middles the ball with ferocity. FOUR! This time on the rise. FOUR! Mandeep is living dangerously. SINGLE to bring Kohli on strike. Good comeback by the bowler just 2 coming from the last two balls.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    LIVE, RCB 7/1, Over 1, Kohli 6*, Mandeep 0*: Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh are out in the middle for RCB. No Virat Kohli. Sandeep Sharma to start for KXIP. Risky SINGLE to start the over. DOT. The ball just kisses the bat on the way past. OUT! Gayle has been removed. Sandeep gets Gayle for the fourth time. Virat Kohli out in the middle. FOUR! Starts his innings with a boundary off his pads.

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  • 9:34 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 138/7, Over 20, Akshar 38*, Aaron 0*: Watson to bowl the final over. SIX! Akshar lands the ball onto the stadium roof. Couple of runs towards deep point. FOUR! Akshar goes towards backward square leg. FOUR! Akshar taking the game away from RCB. Big over for KXIP. RCB need 139 to win.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 119/7, Over 19, Akshar 20*, Aaron 0*: Choudhary into his final over. OUT! Mohit goes for the huge heave and edges the ball to the keeper. Varon Aaron is out in the middle. DOT play and a miss. Aaron just wildly swinging the ball. Excellent over by Aniket.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 119/6, Over 18, Akshar 20*, Mohit 6*: Watson comes into the attack. Misfield towards fine leg sees batsmen pick up two runs. OUT! Watson rattles Saha’s stumps. Saha goes for 21.SINGLE to get off the mark.SINGLE Good over by Watson. Hardly any room. FOUR! Mohit upper cuts the ball past fine third man. DOT to finish the over.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 110/5, Over 17, Akshar 19*, Saha 19*: Aniket Choudhary back into the attack. SINGLE to start the over. Quick running sees batsmen take 2 wickets. Akshar will be eying some quick runs now. SINGLE Akshar pulls the ball straight to the fielder. FOUR! lovely placement by Saha. SINGLE smart by Saha. Another couple of runs to finish the over.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 99/5, Over 16, Akshar 14*, Saha 13*: Chahal into his final over. SINGLE Saha continues to ride his luck. WIDE.SINGLE Akshar taps the ball on the on side. WIDE. SIX! Akshar thumps Chahal into the stands.FOUR second in the over. Delicate by Akshar. 2-runs to finish the over.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 84/5, Over 15, Akshar 2*, Saha 12*:Badree comes into the attack. SINGLE to start the over. SINGLE Akshar gets off the mark. SINGLE pushes the ball to the off side. SINGLE good over for RCB. Saha still not getting his timing right. SINGLE to end the over.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 79/5, Over 14, *, Saha 7*: Chahal to continue. FOUR! Maxwell is living dangerously. The ball misses everything. DOT. FOUR! free-runs for KXIP. Jadhav is showing his incompetent he is behind the wicket. OUT! Maxwell’s luck turns out. Maxwell goes for 6. Akshar Patel is out in the middle.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 70/4, Over 13, Maxwell 6*, Saha 8*: Negi into his third over. DOT. Excellent ball by Negi. bit of turn in the wicket. DOT. Negi is asking the batsmen to hit him down the track. SINGLE towards mid wicket.FOUR! Maxwell pulls out the reverse-hit.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    LIVE, KXIP 63/4, Over 12, Maxwell 1*, Saha 7*: Chahal into the attack. OUT! The ball is following AB de Villiers everywhere. Vohra goes for the wild heave and goes for 25.Glenn Maxwell into the attack. SINGLE Maxwell gets on strike. SINGLE to open his account.


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will square off with Kings XI Punjab in match 43 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. This is Vishal Mehra, and I will bring all the live cricket updates, trending posts from the social media universe, and intriguing numbers with the help of our statistician Abhishek Kumar who tells me that the Royal Challengers have won 11 of 19 games against the Kings. However, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are already out of contentions to book a berth in the IPL 10 playoffs. On the other hand, the Kings XI need 4 wins from remaining 5 contests to enter the penultimate stage. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab – Match 43

Travis Head has been out of sorts for the past few games. In this edition, he has scores of 30, 30*, 2, 12. As a result, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to drop him at the expense of Chris Gayle. This move has more to do with Gayle’s performance against the Kings XI. He has blasted 797 runs at 56.92, with a strike rate of 175.55 against them. With only 3 matches remaining, the Royal Challengers Bangalore may as well give him the license to go bonkers. In addition, Gayle’s scores at M Chinnaswamy Stadium read 107, 71, 77, 4, 117, and 73. Do you, by any chance, see a reason to bench Gayle in tonight’s contest?

AB de Villiers had dominated in the previous contest between these two. His 46-ball 89 took the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a challenging total. However, that did not stop the Kings thrash them at Indore.

With Martin Guptill opening with Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra has to bat at No. 4. Of course, he cannot replace Shaun Marsh, the Kings XI’s most capped player, at No. 3. Glenn Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha will follow them to either resurrect the fallen innings or carry the laid foundation. All in all, they have a staggering batting line-up. Amongst bowlers, Akshar Patel is likely to the only spinner. Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, and T Natarajan will take care of pace-bowling.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to make a choice between Samuel Badree and Adam Milne, given Gayle, de Villiers, and Shane Watson will be the remaining three foreign players.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Kedar Jadhav (wk), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.

Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (c), Hashim Amla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Akshar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, T Natarajan, Swapnil Singh, Darren Sammy, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Martin Guptill, Anureet Singh, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Matt Henry, Nikhil Naik, Rahul Tewatia, KC Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Rinku Singh, Armaan Jaffer.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.