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  • 11:59 PM IST

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  • 11:52 PM IST

    Wait for this, RCB have moved up from the bottom place to the penultimate position. A third straight win and you can imagine the confidence in that side. A playoffs berth is still far away, but don’t count this RCB unit out yet. They still believe they can do it.

  • 11:46 PM IST

    RCB kept their cool and boy, did they bag a good win.

  • 11:43 PM IST

    IT’S ALL OVER! RCB have managed to pull out a defeat from nowhere, the juggernaut keeps rolling. They beat KXIP by 17 runs to register a hat-trick of wins

  • 11:39 PM IST

    Umesh Yadav pulling off something special in Bengaluru

  • 11:38 PM IST

    DRAMA in the final over! Umesh Yadav is on a HAT-TRICK!

  • 11:36 PM IST

    WICKET! Is there a twist in the tail? Navdeep Saini has struck again, this time with the wicket of Nicholas Pooran, who departs for 46. KXIP need 27 from the last over. Ravichandran Ashwin on strike.

  • 11:33 PM IST

    LATE DRAMA! Navdeep Saini has struck with the wicket of David Miller, brilliant catch by AB de Villiers, Miller departs for 24.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    18th over: Barring that DROPPED catch by Marcus Stoinis, which was an absolute sitter, Umesh Yadav has bowled fairly decently, giving away 6 runs. KXIP 173/3 (Pooran 45, Miller 24)

  • 11:25 PM IST

    DROPPED! Stoinis has dropped Pooran! Will that prove costly for RCB?

RCB vs KXIP Live Score: AB de Villiers stars as RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs to register third straight win
RCB vs KXIP Live cricket score- IPL 2019

RCB vs KXIP Live:

KXIP Innings: (TARGET: 203)

IT’S ALL OVER! RCB have managed to pull out a defeat from nowhere, the juggernaut keeps rolling. They beat KXIP by 17 runs to register a hat-trick of wins

WICKET! Is there a twist in the tail? Navdeep Saini has struck again, this time with the wicket of Nicholas Pooran, who departs for 46. KXIP need 27 from the last over. Ravichandran Ashwin on strike.

18th over: Barring that DROPPED catch by Marcus Stoinis, which was an absolute sitter, Umesh Yadav has bowled fairly decently, giving away 6 runs. KXIP 173/3 (Pooran 45, Miller 24)

17th over: Southee goes for 11 runs that included consecutive BOUNDARIES by David Miller, KXIP 167/3 (Pooran 43, Miller 21)

16th over: Moeen Ali has been smashed for 13 which included two SIXES by Nicholas Pooran. He’s on an absolute ROLL here today. KXIP 156/3 (Pooran 42, Miller 11)

15th over: 8 runs from the Saini over, KXIP 143/3 (Pooran 30, Miller 10)

14th over: 19 runs from that Sundar over, a much-needed one for KXIP, 135/3 (Pooran 25, Miller 7)

13th over: 6 runs coming from the Moeen Ali over. This chase is getting tight now. KXIP 116/3 (Miller 7, Pooran 6)

12th over: Excellent over by Washington Sundar, just 2 runs from it. KXIP 110/3 (Miller 4, Pooran 3)

11th over: Good over by Moeen, 3 runs and the wicket of Rahul. KXIP 108/3 (Miller 3, Nicholas Pooran 2)

10.1: WICKET! Moeen Ali strikes on the first ball to dismiss KL Rahul for 42; KXIP 105/3 in 10.1 overs in chase of 203.

10th over: 4 runs from the Stoinis over, a good one for RCB. KXIP 105/2 (Rahul 42, Miller 2)

10th over: Marcus Stoinis to continue and HE HAS STRUCK! The partnership has been broken, Agarwal departs for 35. David Miller has joined KL Rahul in the middle.

9th over: 15 runs comes in this Chahal over, Rahul and Agarwal are in sublime form. KXIP 101/1 (Rahul 40, Agarwal 35)

8th over: 9 from this over by Stoinis, KXIP 86/1 (Rahul 39, Agarwal 21)

7th over: KL Rahul is in the mood, he has lambasted two terrific BOUNDARIES off Saini. 9 runs from this over. KXIP 77/1 (Rahul 36, Agarwal 15)

6th over: SPIN THREAT NEGATED! 12 runs from the Chahal over which included a SIX and a BOUNDARY by KL Rahul. KXIP 68/1 (Rahul 32, Agarwal 10)

5th over: 8 runs from this over by Tim Southee, which included back-to-back BOUNDARIES by Mayank Agarwal. KXIP 56/1 (Rahul 21, Agarwal 9)

4th over: Umesh has gone for 12 runs in this over, Rahul firing at the other end, smashing a BOUNDARY over mid-wicket. KXIP 48/1 (Rahul 21, Agarwal 1)

3rd over: Navdeep Saini has been TAKEN to the CLEANERS! 13 runs coming off this over which included 2 BOUNDARIES by KL Rahul. KXIP 36/0 (Gayle 17, Rahul 17)

2nd over: After being struck for consecutive BOUNDARIES, Umesh Yadav finishes with 4 dots in a row. 9 runs from the over. KXIP 23/0 (Gayle 12, Rahul 9)

1st over: Punjab start off with a BANG, 14 runs off the opening over, Southee continues to have a terrible IPL, couple of BOUNDARIES by Gayle. KXIP 14/0 (Chris Gayle 12, KL Rahul 1)

End of RCB innings

20th: 27 runs from that final over, poor bowling by Viljoen and RCB have finished at a MASSIVE 202/4. AB de Villiers remains unbeaten on 82, while Stoinis has provided him good support, remaining not out on 46.

19th over: 21 runs coming off that Shami over. RCB 175/4 (De Villiers 75, Stoinis 26)

18th over: Massive over this, 18 runs from it, all thanks to AB de Villiers, he’s leading the RCB charge now. RCB 154/4 (De Villiers 57, Stoinis 26)

17th over: Ravichandran Ashwin concedes 5 runs in this over. RCB 138/4 (De Villiers 46, Stoinis 23)

16th over: M Ashwin has gone for 11 runs which includes a SIX by De Villiers over deep mid-wicket. RCB 133/4 (De Villiers 45, Stoinis 19)

15th over: 13 runs from that Rajpoot over, a much-needed one for RCB 122/4 (De Villiers 36, Stoinis 17)

14th over: 10 runs coming from the Murugan Ashwin over, RCB 109/4 (De Villiers 25, Stoinis 15)

13th over: Brilliant one from Viljoen, just 5 from it, RCB 99/4 (De Villiers 23, Stoinis 7)

12th over: Ravichandran Ashwin ends his over going for 5 runs, KXIP applying the breaks here. RCB 94/4 (De Villiers 21, Stoinis 5)

11th over: Murugan Ashwin has conceded just 5 runs in this over. The game has turned on its head. Poor show from RCB 89/4 (De Villiers 18, Stoinis 3)

10th over: Just 3 runs coming from this R Ashwin over, KXIP are back in this game. RCB 84/4 (De Villiers 15, Marcus Stoinis 1)

9th over: ANOTHER ONE GOES DOWN! That makes it 3 in 3 wickets, stunned silence at the Chinnaswamy, Hardus Viljoen strikes this time, Akshdeep Nath departs for 3, RCB 81/4 in 9 overs. Marcus Stoinis has joined AB de Villiers in the middle.

8th over: BOWLED HIM! Ravichandran Ashwin has ended Moeen Ali’s IPL sooner than expected, cleans him up with a ripper. Moeen departs for just 4. Brilliant start to the over, just 2 runs from it. RCB 77/3 (AB de Villiers 11, Akshdeep Nath 1)

7th over: Good over by Murugan Ashwin, 5 runs and the wicket of Parthiv. RCB 75/2 (De Villiers 10, Moeen Ali 4)

WICKET! Spin introduced and the trick works, Murugan Ashwin strikes first blood and a brilliant innings by Parthiv Patel comes to an end, departs for 43 off just 24 balls. RCB 71/2 in 6.2 overs.

6th over: Parthiv Patel’s on FIRE! 18 runs comes from this Shami over that included 2 FOURS and a SIX from the Indian. RCB 70/1 at the end of the Powerplay (Parthiv 43, De Villiers 9)

5th over: Rajpoot is expensive again, he goes for 14 runs in this over which includes a SIX and a BOUNDARY from Parthiv and De Villiers respectively. RCB 52/1 (Parthiv 25, De Villiers 9)

4th over: Excellent comeback from Shami, delivers with BIG WICKET of Kohli and concedes just 3 runs. RCB 38/1 (Parthiv 18, De Villiers 2)

WICKET! Shami strikes in the 4th over and Kohli throws it away once again, departs for 13, RCB 35/1. AB de Villiers has joined Parthiv Patel in the middle.

3rd over: Another dramatic over, 2 no-balls and 8 runs. RCB 35/0 (Parthiv 17, Kohli 13)

2nd over: Another brilliant over by RCB, 15 runs coming from it, quite a dramatic one too. RCB 27/0 (Parthiv 12, Kohli 12)

1st over: Fabulous over by RCB, 12 runs coming from it, that included a couple of boundaries from Parthiv Patel. RCB 12/0 (Parthiv Patel 8, Virat Kohli 3)

Captains have their say at the toss:

Virat Kohli: “Last game also we lost the toss but we won. Looking for a solid performance tonight. No team wants to lose six games in a row. We aren’t thinking of play-offs. We are thinking of playing fearless cricket. Proud of the spirit the guys are playing with. Two changes for us. Steyn has a niggle, so Southee comes in. Negi sits out, Washington Sundar comes in.”

Ravichandran Ashwin: “We will bowl first. We have two changes. Sam Curran sits out, Pooran comes in. And we have Harpreet Brar out, Ankit Rajpoot comes in. When we travel, we have to use the Indian seamers in the side. Virat said about enjoying the game, and we have to do the same. They are a star-studded side and it’s important to knock them over.”

Here are the playing XIs for both the teams:

KXIP XI: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami

RCB XI: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

TOSS: Ravichandran Ashwin has won the toss and Kings XI Punjab have opted to field

Here are the probable XIs for both teams:

RCB likely XI: 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Virat Kohli (capt), 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Akshdeep Nath, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Pawan Negi, 8 Umesh Yadav, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

KXIP likely XI: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 KL Rahul (wk), 3 Mayank Agarwal, 4 David Miller, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Sam Curran, 7 Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), 8 Harpreet Brar/Ankit Rajpoot, 9 Hardus Viljoen, 10 Murugan Ashwin, 11 Mohammed Shami

Punjab will equally be itching to get back to winning ways specially after losing their last match to the Delhi Capitals, which now sees the Ravichandran Ashwin-led outfit in the fifth place with five wins and as many losses

Hello and welcome to our match coverage of Match 42 of IPL 2019 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.

RCB vs KXIP Match PREVIEW:

With back-back-back victories, the recent coming in an edge-of-the-seat thriller against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), still languishing at the bottom of the table, host Kings XI Punjab in match 42 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in on Wednesday.

Having survived a brutal assault at the hands of MS Dhoni in their previous game, Virat Kohli will ensure that they pull out all stops to seal a hat-trick of wins and keep slim chances of making it to the playoffs alive.

RCB vs KXIP Live Cricket Score

The homeside can take heart from the fact that their batting stalwarts – Kohli and AB de Villiers – both who did not click against CSK, registered match-winning knocks in the reverse fixture, an unbeaten 59 by de Villiers and 67 by Kohli when they met in the first leg.

Punjab will equally be itching to get back to winning ways specially after losing their last match to the Delhi Capitals, which now sees the Ravichandran Ashwin-led outfit in the fifth place with five wins and as many losses. (CHECK OUT: POINTS TABLE)

Punjab would want to consolidate their position in the points table with the help of hard-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and David Miller – all of whom will be looking to capitalise on RCB’s weak bowling.

With RCB finding the momentum rather belatedly, it remains to be seen how long they can carry the momentum with a powerful Punjab side breathing down their necks. Let’s wait and watch

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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