Match – 17 RCB VS KKR : RUSSELL Missile launches over RCB as KKR chase a mammoth 205 with 5 balls to spare

TOSS : KKR won the toss they’re gonna go bowl upfront

Skipper Virat Kohli & Parthiv Patel opens for RCB

Part timer Rana gets Parthiv!

He goes for 25 as Rana bowls a flatter delivery Parthiv misses and that is as plumb as it gets. AB de Villiers comes in. RCB 64/1 after 7.5 overs

Halfway mark- RCB 79/1

Nice and fine boundary brings Skipper Virat Kohli’s half century off just 31 balls. First half century for Virat this in year’s IPL edition!

Virat and ABD! Oh how much i miss them destroying opposition

100 up for RCB in 12.2 overs

50 partnership up for Virat Kohli & ABD. RCB 124/1 now

It’s a raining sixes here in Bangalore stadium. ABD gets to 50 as well off just 28. So delighted to see him in-form again! 30th IPL fifty for him. He’s a player to watch out for RCB every year in the IPL. 153/1 after 16 overs

Silence in Stadium as Kuldeep gets the Skipper!

Oh goodness! Virat flat bats straight to the bowler as he goes for 84. He has played a fantastic innings. Australian Marcus Stoinis comes in. RCB 172/2 after 17.1

Now De Villiers follows as well!

KKR are pulling it back in the end as ABD hits straight to long-of off Narine. Excellent innings from ABD for 63 but it’s over. Moeen Ali comes in. RCB 185/3

Stoinis quick fire helps RCB finishes 205/3


KKR needs 206 runs to win

Chris Lynn & Sunil Narine opens for KKR

Saini rips Narine!

Earlier Narine hits that shot ball from Saini for four but this time same shot but there’s someone there! Would you believe that? Yes Negi gets that and ends Narine for 10. Robbie Uthappa comes in at3. KKR 28/1

51/1 after 5 overs

Meanwhile runs are coming for KKR as Chris Lynn is striking really well here. Trouble for RCB

Juicy full toss from Siraj and Lynn dispatches it to the crowd as 50 partnership up for Chris Lynn & Robbie Uthappa

Negi does it again!

This time with the ball, he flights the ball and Uthappa is early into his shot checks his shot but it has gone straight to Southee at long-off. He goes for 33. Nitish Rana comes in. KKR 93/2.

Negi bowls out Dangerous Lynn!

Chris Lynn dances down the track but turn does the trick for Negi as Lynn departs for 43. In comes the skipper Dinesh Karthik. KKR 108/3

Atlast the catch is taken as it ends Rana’s innings!

Chahal says bye-bye!

Chahal bowls wide off stump delivery and Rana goes for the blast as it was not timed well and sub fielder Klaasen takes good catch at deep mid-wicket. Rana goes for 37. In comes the Andre Russell. KKR 139/4

4,6 and gone!

Skipper is gotta go here for 19 as he hauls it straight to chahal. Subhman Gill comes in. KKR 153/5

It’s all depends on Andre Russell now!

Equation says 53 runs required off 18 balls

Russell is game changer here I reckon as he blasts everything coming on his way out-of-the-park

1,6,6,6,4,6. That’s the 19th over for you KKR!

Gowtham star is back in the town for the city. You bet!

205/5 after 19 overs

Scores are level now.

Single and KKR wins by 5 wickets


Man of the match: Andre Russell for his knock of 48* off 13 balls

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