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  • 7:08 PM IST

    That’s it. that brings an end to the opening ceremony for RCB. Do enjoy the match, with the live blog here.

  • 7:07 PM IST

    Benny Dayal is back as the dances along with Kirti Sanon to the tunes of ‘Bang Bang’.

  • 7:06 PM IST

    She now dances to the tunes of ‘Whistle Bajao’, her first movie with Tiger Shroff ‘Heropanti’.

  • 7:04 PM IST

    She starts of with a dance to the tunes of ‘Tukur Tukur’.

  • 7:03 PM IST

    Kirti Sanon makes a grand entrance into the theme song of RCB.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    Now Shibani Dandekar introduces the two captains, Shane Watson (RCB) and Zaheer Khan (DD) to present the memento for the MCC Spirit of the Game.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    It followed by ‘Ude Dil Befikde’.

  • 6:58 PM IST

    Now he dances to the tunes ‘Pistah,, the famous IPL 2016 promo song.

  • 6:57 PM IST

    It is followed by ‘Loch-e-Ulfat’ from ‘2 States”

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Benny Dayal kicks things off with ‘Badtameez Dil’ from ‘Ye Jawani Hai Deewani’.

RCB will like to get their campaign back on track with a win at M Chinnaswammy, as the opening ceremony will pump up the atmosphere.
RCB will like to get their campaign back on track with a win at M Chinnaswammy, as the opening ceremony will pump up the atmosphere.

Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post for the opening ceremony of the fifth match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). The IPL 10 clash will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the city hosting RCB’s first home match this season. As part of BCCI’s decision to host 8 opening ceremonies at all home grounds this year, this ceremony is being organised at the ground. This will be DD’s first match of IPL 10, while RCB will be playing their second game after the beating they took from the reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the tournament opener. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 5 at Bengaluru

Thus far, it looks like BCCI’s plan to pull in more crowd by organising the opening ceremonies has failed miserably. For the fifth opening ceremony, Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and actress Kriti Sanon will be performing at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The match will begin at IST 8 PM and the ceremony will precede it. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD), IPL 2017, Match 5: Video preview

Barring the opening ceremonies, all the games that have been played so far have been exciting. SRH won the opening game against RCB by 35 runs, whereas RPS saw their skipper Steven Smith guiding them to a comfortable 7-wicket victory over MI, hitting two sixes in the final over. The third game between GL and KKR saw highest ever opening stand in the history of IPL, as Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir pummelled the GL bowlers to add 184 runs in just 89 balls. Fourth game between Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant is currently underway at Indore.

Coming to the fifth game between RCB and DD, this clash is definitely going to yield fireworks. Bengaluru has been renowned for producing high-scoring games and with the presence of power-hitters in both the camps, the fans will be in for a treat when the actual match starts.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 5 at Bengaluru