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Kolkata Knight Riders win by five wickets! What a turnaround of events, it is KKR that emerge winners out of nowhere. Yusuf Pathan finishes unbeaten on 60 off just 29 balls. He and Russell shared 96-run stand for the fifth wicket. Russell played his part by scoring 39 off 24 balls. KKR now move up to second place on the IPL 2016 points table.
Andre Russell Out! Much needed wicket for RCB. Can RCB pull things back here? Yuzvendra Chahal bowls slightly outside off-stump. Russell had to reach for it, gets toe end of the bat and hits it straight to Stuart Binny at deep cover. A fine knock by Russell comes to an end. A Russell c Binny b Chahal 39(24) [4s-1 6s-4]
Live Score KKR 139/4 after 16 Overs: So Kolkata Knight Riders need 47 more runs to win from 24 balls. This now looks well within KKR’s reach. Andre Russell is batting on 38 off 22 balls while Yusuf Pathan is on 21 off 17 balls. The partnership between the two is worth 70 off 35 balls. Game on! Also Catch- RCB vs KKR, IPL 2016, Live Streaming
Live Score KKR 105/4 after 14 Overs: This seems to be drifting away from KKR’s hands unless Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell decide to do something special. The asking rate has shooted up to over 13 runs per over.
Manish Pandey Out! Banged in short, Pandey slaps it with a flat bat, but hits it to right of Sachin Baby placed at long-on. RCB has the momentum now. M Pandey c Sachin Baby b Watson 8(12). Also Catch- Live Score RCB vs KKR, IPL 2016, Match 30
Gautam Gambhir Out! Gone! Sreenath Aravind picks the wicket. A slow yorker, dips on the batsman. He misses it and his hit on the pads. Umpire reckons Gambhir was in front of the stumps. Hawkeye confirms that was missing off stump. Gambhir lbw b Aravind 37(29).
Live Score KKR 59/2 after 8 Overs: The asking run rate for Kolkata Knight Riders has jumped out to over 10 runs per over. KKR now need 127 more runs to win from 72 balls.
Chris Lynn Out! Superbly done by Yuzvendra Chahal. Quicker one, Lynn misses it and all ends up. He is bowled. Chris Lynn b Chahal 15(12) [6s-1]
Live Score KKR 22/1 after 3 Overs: The required run rate for Kolkata Knight Riders is now 9.65 runs per over. Two bowlers used by Virat Kohli so far, Sreenath Aravind and Stuart Binny.
Robin Uthappa Out! Good start this for RCB. Stuart Binny picks the wicket. Outswinger, Uthappa pushes at it, gets the edge and Virat Kohli takes the catch at backward point. Uthappa c Kohli b Binny 1(4).
Live Score RCB 185/7 after 20 Overs: Stuart Binny’s cameo has helped RCB post a decent total. Binny scored 16 0ff just four balls before being dismissed Binny c M Pandey b U Yadav 16(4). Shane Watson was run out on the last ball, Watson run out (M Pandey/Uthappa) 34(21). RCB will be happy with the score they have on board. Join us for KKR chase.
Sachin Baby Out! Andre Russell inflicts a run out here. Baby departs after playing a handy little knock. Russell in his follow through stops the ball and throws it back. Sachin Baby c and b A Russell 16(8).
Virat Kohli Out! Kohli after getting a life a ball earlier, does not last long. Gautam Gambhir will be delighted, he dropped him a ball before. Looking to go over sweeper cover, finds Andre Russell placed there, he takes a fine catch Kohli c A Russell b M Morkel 52(44).
Live Score RCB 125/3 after 16 Overs: A lot depends on Virat Kohli and Shane Watson. If RCB have to finish on a high, these two will have to stay together till the end. Just four overs remaining now.
AB de Villiers Out! Piyush Chawla strikes again. Flipper from the leggie. AB looking to play it on the on-side misses the line of the ball and is hit on the pad. Chawla and company go up in appeal, umpire reckons he is out. The ball kept bit low on that occasion. de Villiers lbw b Chawla 4(6).
KL Rahul Out! Gone! Piyush Chawla strikes, Rahul after reaching the milestone, perishes. He completed his half-century in an attacking fashion and was looking to keep it going. Rahul was eyeing to go over long-off, but instead hits it to sweeper cover. Yusuf Pathan placed there takes the catch. Rahul c Y Pathan b Chawla 52(32).
Live Score RCB 79/1 after 10 Overs: Halfway through, Royal Challengers have recovered well, courtesy fine stand between KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. Things look good for RCB and it is KKR under pressure now.
Live Score RCB 60/1 after 8 Overs: KL Rahul and Virat Kohli looking to do a repair job and thus far have done well with a 39-ball 52 run stand. They are looking comfortable now and can up the ante from here on.
Live Score RCB 30/1 after 5 Overs: KKR bowlers maintaining some pressure here. Gautam Gambhir has used two bowlers, Andre Russell and Morne Morkel, thus far and both doing a fine job. Russell has bowled three overs for just eleven runs.
Chris Gayle Out! What a start for Kolkata Knight Riders. Well directed bouncer from Morne Morkel, Gayle looking to pull it, but was in no control of the shot. It results in top edge and goes high in the air. Bowler and keeper call for it, eventually Robin Uthappa takes the catch. Gayle c Uthappa b M Morkel 7(7).
TOSS: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and opted to field. Here is a look at playing XI-
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Lokesh Rahul(w), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tabraiz Shamsi. Also Check- Indian Premier League 2016 Schedule
Hello and welcome to India.com’s live coverage of Indian Premier League 2016, Match 30 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. These two teams face-off for the first time this season and an intriguing match is on cards. Stay tuned as we bring you the live updates.
Build-up: A look at Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting and it arguably is the best in the tournament. However, it is contrasting when it comes to bowling department. And batting alone cannot win you matches that has been proven time and again.
The Virat Kohli-led side return to home- M.Chinnaswamy Stadium after series of defeats in away fixtures. Royal Challengers Bangalore currently are placed at number seven on the points table with just two wins from six matches. RCB camp will be hoping homecoming brings tons of luck as things start to heat up in the IPL. Also Check- IPL 2016 Points Table
RCB’s opponents for the night, Kolkata Knight Riders have started to depreciate after a decent start and have lost their last two encounters as well. KKR, however, are better placed at number four with four wins from seven games.