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IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP Live Cricket Score: RCB Challenges KXIP at their home ground

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IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP Live Cricket Score: After losing their season opener, wounded tigers of Royal Challengers Bangalore are pitting against Kings XI Punjab at their home ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The hosts made Friday the 13th an auspicious date for them by winning the Match by 4 wickets

Match Summary 

Royal Challengers Bangalore elected to bowl first and initially, it did not work as KL Rahul was having a good day. Then one over from Umesh Yadav changed the face of the match as he picked up three back to back wickets of  Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, and Yuvraj Singh. After that KXIP kept loosing wicket and their run rate, giving Bangalore a target of 156 runs.

RCB also lost major wickets of Brendon McCullum and Virat Kohli quite early.  AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock saved the day by building a strong partnership. Ab de Villiers stood strong at one end scoring a half-century while the wickets kept tumbling. Later the South African was pushed off the crease by Andrew Tye in the 19th over. But no harm was done as Washington Sundar completed the win for RCB with a winning stroke.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has finally opened their account on season 11th of IPL.

IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP – Live Score Streaming

 RCB wins by 4 wickets

KXIP 155/10, RCB needs 156 to win.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to field. 

Innings 2:

Over 19.3: 159/4, In this over RCB scores 5 runs.Mohit Sharma for the last over of the match. Washington Sundar sends the first ball across the boundary and wins the match with another boundary on the 3rd ball. Chris Woakes 1(2), Washington Sundar 9(4)

Over 19: 151/4, In this over RCB scores 5 runs and lost two main wicket – de Villiers’s 57(40) wicket as he is Caught by Nair and Mandeep 22(19) gets Run Out. Andrew Tye comes back for some damage control. Chris Woakes and Washington Sundar come to the crease. Chris Woakes 1(2), Washington Sundar 1(1)

Over 18: 146/4, In this over RCB scores 12 runs. Mohit Sharma comes back into the attack and fails to contain the two lions of RCB. de Villiers reaches his half-century with a grand 6. Mandeep 19(17), AB de Villiers 57(39)

Over 17: 134/4, In this over RCB scores 19 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes back for his last spell and his most expensive one till yet. A welcome Boundry from Mandeep on the third ball, de Villiers quickly follows with two 6’s. Mandeep 17(15), AB de Villiers 47(35)

Over 16: 115/4, In this over RCB scores 6 runs. Andrew Tye comes back for tidy over. Mandeep 11(12), AB de Villiers 34(32)

Over 15: 109/4, In this over RCB scores 9 runs. Mohit Sharma comes back for his second spell and delivers an expensive over. de Villiers finally manages a 4 after 25 deliveries. Mandeep 9(10), AB de Villiers 31(28)

Over 14: 100/4, In this over RCB scores 7 runs, reaching up to 100. Andrew Tye comes back into the attack. Mandeep 8(8), AB de Villiers 23(24)

Over 13: 87/4, In this over RCB scores just 5 runs. Axar Patel’s comes back for his last over. Mandeep 4(5), AB de Villiers 21(21)

Over 12: 87/4, In this over RCB scores just 1 runs with an unfortunate loss of 2 wickets as de Kock 45(34) gets bowled and Sarfaraz Khan, the new batsmen on the crease gets caught by Nair. Ashwin comes back for his last over and finally manages to do some damage. Mandeep Singh comes to RCB’s rescue. Mandeep 1(2), AB de Villiers 19(18)

Over 11: 87/2, In this over RCB scores 8 runs. Axar Patel comes back for his 3rd over. de Kock sweeps a 4 through the short third man on the 4th ball. de Kock 45(32) AB de Villiers 19(17)

Over 10: 79/2, In this over RCB scores 12 runs. Ashwin comes back into the attack with another expensive over. de Kock sweeps a 6 and a 4 consecutively. de Kock 38(28) AB de Villiers 18(15)

Over 9: 67/2, In this over RCB scores just 3 runs. Axar Patel comes back into the attack with an economical over. de Kock 27(23) AB de Villiers 17(14)

Over 8: 64/2, In this over RCB scores 16 runs. Mohit Sharma delivers a quite expensive first over. de Villiers hit a 6 on the first ball and 4 on the last one. de Kock joins in with a 4 on 3rd ball. de Kock 27(21) AB de Villiers 15(10)

Over 7: 48/2, In this over RCB scores 7 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes into the attack for his 3rd over. de Kock manages to read the youngster and sweeps a top quality shot over the boundary. de Kock 22(19) AB de Villiers 4(6)

Over 6: 41/2, In this over RCB scores 8 runs. Ashwin proves expensive as de Kock scored a boundary on the 2nd ball and singles on the rest.  de Kock 17(16) AB de Villiers 2(3)

Over 5: 33/2, In this over RCB scores just 1 runs and loses captain’s wicket as Kohli 21(16) gets bowled. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the youngster not just gave another economic over, but took the wicket of a very important man. AB de Villiers comes to the crease. de Kock 11(12) AB de Villiers 0(1)

Over 4: 32/1, In this over RCB scores 10 runs. Andrew Tye comes into the attack. Kohli hits a 4 on the 1st and the 5th ball.  de Kock 10(10) Kohli 21(13)

Over 3: 22/1, In this over RCB scores 3 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman spreads his magic again with an economical over. de Kock 9(9) Kohli 12(8)

Over 2: 19/1, In this over RCB scores 9 runs. Captain Ashwin comes into the attack.  Kohli smashes the ball across the boundary on the first ball. de Kock follows suite with a 4 on the 5th ball. de Kock 9(5) Kohli 10(6)

Over 1: 10/1, In this over RCB opens their account with 10 runs and a wicket as well, as McCullum gets Caught by Mujeeb and goes on a duck. de Kock and Brendon McCullum are at the crease. Virat Kohli replaces McCullum at the crease.   Axar starts the attack for KXIP. Kohli clears his intention with a 4 on the first ball he faces. de Kock joins in with a 4 on the last ball. de Kock 5(2) Kohli 5(3)

Innings 1:

Over 20: 155/10, At the end of 20th over, KXIP just made 1 run and lost their last wicket as Mujeeb goes for a duck. Chris Woakes bowled the final over of the 1st inning. Mohit Sharma 1(2)

Over 19: 153/9, In this over KXIP scores 10 runs and a wicket as Ashwin gets stumped after a cracking 6. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack for his last over. Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes to the crease. Mohit Sharma 0(1), Mujeeb Ur Rahman 0(1).

Over 18: 135/8, In this over KXIP scores 8 runs and a wicket as Andrew gets caught by Captain Kohli. Chris Woakes redeems himself with a wicket. Mohit Sharma comes to the crease. Ravichandran Ashwin 18(13), Mohit Sharma 0(0)

Over 17: 135/7, In this over KXIP scores 8 runs. Umesh Yadav comes into the attack. Andrew Tye 6(5), Ravichandran Ashwin 18(13).

Over 16: 127/7, In this over KXIP score 5 runs. Washington Sundar bowls a tidy over. Andrew Tye 2(2), Ravichandran Ashwin 14(10).

Over 15: 122/7, In this over KXIP managed to score 11 runs but lost a wicket again as  Axar gets LBW on the last ball of the over. Kulwant Khejroliya comes for his fourth over and takes his second wicket.  Axar Patel 2(3), Ravichandran Ashwin 11(6).

Over 14: 111/6, In this over KXIP scores 9 runs and loses another wicket as Stoinis gets stumped just after he hit a 6. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin are on the crease. Washington Sundar comes for his third over and takes another wicket.  Axar Patel 1(1), Ravichandran Ashwin 1(2).

Over 13: 102/5, In this over KXIP scores 4 runs and loses another wicket as Nair gets bowled on the last ball just after 100 comes for them. Kulwant Khejroliya comes for his third over.  Marcus Stoinis 5(6), Karun Nair 29(26).

Over 12: 98/4, In this over KXIP scores just 4 runs and lost KL Rahul in the first ball itself as he gets Caught by Sarfaraz Khan. Washington Sundar opens his second over with a very important wicket. Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease. Marcus Stoinis 3(4), Karun Nair 27(22).

Over 11: 84/3, In this over KXIP scores 10 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal comes to reiterate his spell but ends up giving a 4 in this over as well. KL Rahul 47(29), Karun Nair 26(21).

Over 10: 84/3, In this over KXIP scores just 5 runs. Washington Sundar starts his first over of the inning with a beautifully. KL Rahul 44(27), Karun Nair 19(17).

Over 9: 79/3, In this over KXIP scores 8 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack. A 4 from the last delivery by Rahul brings some much-needed runs for KXIP. KL Rahul 42(25), Karun Nair 16(13).

Over 8: 71/3, In this over KXIP scores 10 runs. Chris Woakes is back into the attack after his expensive first over. Nair effortlessly manages a 4 on a short delivery. KL Rahul 36(22), Karun Nair 14(12).

Over 7: 61/3, In this over KXIP scores 11 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. Rahul manages a 6, over the fielder at deep square leg on 5th ball.  KL Rahul 34(19), Karun Nair 7(7).

Over 6: 50/3, In this over KXIP scores 2 runs. Kohli sends in Umesh Yadav for another spell, a perfect decision as he bowls 4 dots in the over. KL Rahul 24(14), Karun Nair 6(6).

Over 5: 48/3, In this over KXIP scores 12 runs. Kulwant Khejroliya comes into the attack. Karun Nair comes to the crease and proves his worth by one not getting out and secondly, with a 4 on the first ball he faces making 5 runs in 3 balls. KL Rahul also manages a 6 in the first ball – 23(11).

Over 4: 36/3, In this over KXIP scores 4 runs and loses 3 wickets. Mayank Agarwal 15(11) leaves at the very first ball as he gets Caught by de Kock (a stunning catch). Aaron Finch comes and leaves with a golden duck as he gets LBW. Yuvraj Singh gets bowled in the last ball after he hits 6. Umesh Yadav worked his magic in this over. KL Rahul 16(8), Yuvraj 4(4).

Over 3: 32/0, In this over KXIP scores 7 runs. Kulwant Khejroliya bowls his first over of the inning. Mayank Agarwal continues by sending a ball across the crease and makes 15 runs in 19 balls. KL Rahul slows down with 16(8)

Over 2: 25/0, In this over KXIP scores 9 runs. Umesh Yadav comes into the attack. Mayank Agarwal takes things under his charge and makes the full 9 runs in 5 balls, via two 4’s and 1. KL Rahul 16(7)

Over 1:16/0, In first over KXIP scores  16 runs. Chris Woakes will bowl the first over of the match. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal open up for KXIP. KL Rahul minces 16 runs in 6 balls by hitting consecutive 6’s and a 4, Mayank Agarwal hasn’t faced a ball yet.

The match will commence at 8:00 pm IST, Star Sports the official broadcast partner will telecast the match live. You can even watch the live match online on Hotstar as well.

RCB Playing XI

Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

KXIP Playing XI

KXIP swaps Miller to Finch. So no Gayle or Miller tonight.

Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch,

Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Match Preview

KXIP and RCB have locked horns 20 times in last decade of the Indian Premier League. The former dominates RCB by 12 victories. The Virat Kohli and co. can’t even boast a benefit of playing at their home ground, as they have lost all their last five matches here. Statistically, KXIP seems to have an upper hand, but you never know who might take the cake in the game of cricket

Despite bragging a strong batting line-up over the years, both the teams haven’t managed to win the coveted IPL title. If they continue to not to learn from their mistakes, this might not be their year as well.

RCB spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar had a rough day in their opening fixture.  Pacers Umesh Yadav and Chris Woakes did manage to hold the flag upright against KKR, but not for long.  The hosts batting top-order wasn’t able to stick to the crease for long, gifting the win to the opposition.

Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 35 wickets in the 27 IPL matches he has played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. He surely needs to bring in his A game back, for a chance at the win.

Whereas, KXIP managed a more balanced performance. Although, even after KL Rahul’s fastest IPL 50 in 13 balls, the team had to struggle to chase the target. Having three Karnataka players in their line-up, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Karun Nair is surely an added advantage for the guests.

On the field side, mystery spinner- Mujeeb Ur Rahman performed outstandingly in his IPL debut. But KXIP has to stop leaking runs in the powerplay and the death overs. RCB’s destructive combination of Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers can easily bring upon a carnage is not kept under a check.