Royal Challengers Bangalore eye their first win this season (Image Credit: Twitter)
Andre Russell slams 29 off the 19th over, and Shubhman Gill take the final run to help Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets.
23:50 hrs IST: That's it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the double header tomorrow. This is turning out to be the best IPL season ever.
23:44 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets
23:42 hrs IST: Absolutely sensational stuff! Just WOW! He is someone else!
23:28 hrs IST: 30 needed off 12 balls!
23:35 hrs IST: Three sixes in a row for Andre Russell!
23:29 hrs IST: Karthik was dropped a ball earlier, but he just couldn't capitalize to it. Tried to send yorker into the stands, but couldn't. Straight into the hands of Yuzvendra Chahal.
23:27 hrs IST: First four, then SIX! Skipper Dinesh Karthik keeping in the hut!
23:15 hrs IST: Not THIS TIME! Finally a breakthrough. Nitish Rana departs after a decent inning of 37 runs. Yuzvendra picks his first. KKR needs 67 runs off 26 balls.
23:15 hrs IST: Put down! Another sloppy work by Mohammad Siraj!
23:07 hrs IST: 86 needed off 36 deliveries. The onus is on Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik, both have seen this situation many times, and could well help the team to win. RCB, on the other hand, is well on track, need to continue the same for the next 36 balls. After 14 overs, it's 120/3.
22:52 hrs IST: Knocked him over! Dangerous Lynn departs! Negi picks his second! Can we see a turnaround? After 12 overs, it's 111/3.
22:48 hrs IST: Sloppy work from Mohammad Siraj! Drops stelled Chris Lynn. RCB not learning from their mistakes!
22:44 hrs IST: Just a chip shot by Robin Uthappa, it was a flighted delivery by Pawan Negi and straight into the hands on long off field.Second wicket DOWN!
22:33 hrs IST: Lightning Lynn! He is looking deadly dangerous today. Robin, on the other hand, is playing the anchor's role. 50 run partnership between two. After 9 overs, it's 92/1.
22:22 hrs IST: The powerplay belongs to Kolkata Knight Riders. Chris Lynn has been the aggressor. Robin Uthappa is also pacing his innings well. After 6 overs, it's 59/1.
22:04 hrs IST: Sunil Narine's surprise didn't work this time. Gone for 10. However, even then, KKR is still scoring at a pretty good pace. After 3 overs, it's 31/1.
21:34 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore 205/3 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 84, Sunil Narine 1/30)
21:28 hrs IST: Pressure on ending the innings on high was looming over Royal Challengers Bangalore. And in the process, de Villiers lost his wicket.
21:19 hrs IST: A sensational inning comes to an end. It has been a captain's knock. Scoring 84 off 49 deliveries, he has done all to keep RCB in the hunt to win their first game. After 17.1, it's 172/2.
21:15 hrs IST: 100-run partnership between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
21:11 hrs IST: AB de Villiers gets to his 30th IPL fifty. RCB is looking to score real big here. With four overs remaining, the target would be to finish with at least 210.
21:02 hrs IST: So de Villiers and Kohli have decided to shift the gear here. Villiers is dealing in sixes, and Kohli is picking singles here and there. After 14 overs, 124/1.
20:52 hrs IST: 100 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore with a classic shot over covers.
20:47 hrs IST: The run-scoring has suddenly come down for RCB. Kolkata only using its spinner wisely. Virat Kohli gets to his 36th IPL fifty, came after 7 games. After 11 overs, it's90/1.
20:37 hrs IST: Finally some respite for Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik has gone with a set plan, he has realised early that bowling slow will be better on this wicket. Introduced Rana, and he delivers. Dangerous Parthiv OUT!
20:27 hrs IST: The powerplay belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both Parthiv and Kohli have hammered opposition bowlers all-around the ground. After 6 overs, 53/0.
20:17 hrs IST: Virat Kohli gets to 8000 T20 runs. He became the second Indian player to achieve this feat.
20:09 hrs IST: Both Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli are off to a blistering start. Both have smashed a boundary or two and looking for more here. After 2 overs, it's 20/0.
20:00 hrs IST: So, the players are out in the middle, as the umpires make their way into the middle. Here we go! We can expect a good inning from Virat Kohli here.
19:35 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath(w), Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
19:32 hrs IST: Dinesh Karthik, skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders have won the and opt to bowl first.
19:14 hrs IST: The pitch is expected to stay throughout the course of 40 overs, and the captain who wins the toss will look to have a bowl and restrict the opposition for a low score. Pacers are expected to find a bit of assistance, but finger spinners may have a bad day today.
19:04 hrs IST: The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes time. How excited are you?
19:02 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set for another IPL game as Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore host Kolkata Knight Riders for their second home game. This remains to be seen if the host can break the jinx and win the first encounter of this season.