RCB vs KXIP LIVE: 2nd Strategic time-out – KXIP edge ahead courtesy Nicolas Pooran burst
Kings XI Punjab went from 68/1 in six overs to 143/3 in 15 overs and found themselves ahead in the chase with David Miller and Nicolas Pooran in the middle.

Similar to how Kings XI Punjab bowlers pulled things back in the middle overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore after the hosts had got off to a rollicking start, RCB also pulled things back after the powerplay overs as KXIP went from 68/1 in six overs to 143/3 in 15 overs, yet found themselves ahead in the chase with David Miller and Nicolas Pooran in the middle.

After KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal provided a breezy start in the powerplay overs, Agarwal was undone by Marcus Stoinis, who had the Indian Test opener pull one without timing to hand Yuzvendra Chahal a wicket at mid wicket. Agarwal went after a good start, but failing to build on it with 35 off 21 balls.

In the next over, the 11th of the innings, bowled by Moeen Ali – his first – and the England international struck first ball removing the in-form Rahul for 42 off 27 balls, when he lofted one towards long off to be caught by Tim Southee. With both the well-set batsmen gone, KXIP found themselves in a bit of a slump with Moeen Ali and Washington Sundar sending down a few tidy overs.  FOLLOW LIVE SCORE: RCB vs KXIP

But West Indian Pooran, in for Sam Curran, broke the shackles with three sixes off Sundar before adding a four off Navdeep Saini as KXIP found themselves at 143/3 in 15 overs, needing 60 off 30 balls. Pooran is unbeaten on 30 off 18 balls while David Miller has had a slow start with ten off 14 balls. FOLLOW LIVE BLOG: RCB vs KXIP