Delhi Capitals chose to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada gave Shreyas Iyer's side the breakthrough as they got the wickets of Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers. Virat Kohli held the key for the hosts as they look to snap their losing streak. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper looked in good touch as he eyed a fifty but Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly in the death overs, picking up 4/21, his best bowling in this format as Delhi Capitals restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore to 149/8 after 20 overs. In response, Delhi Capitals lost Shikhar Dhawan cheaply but Shreyas Iyer blasted a fifty and he was well aided by Prithvi Shaw. Although they lost wickets towards the end, Delhi Capitals won by four wickets and this was Royal Challengers Bangalore's sixth straight loss in IPL 2019. (SCORECARD)
19:38 hrs IST: Sixth straight loss for RCB in IPL 2019 and seventh consecutive since 2018. RCB's woes are mounting and their play-off aspirations, one feels, is over.
19:29 hrs IST: Brilliant from Axar Patel and Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets. This is RCB's seventh straight loss and this defeat makes their path to the play-offs even tougher. They have to win all their games now. No losses. Can they do it?
19:16 hrs IST: Short and pacy ball from Navdeep Saini and it hurries onto Iyer who mistimes the pull, the catch is taken at short cover by Chahal. Delhi Capitals need five runs more.
19:14 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer blasts a flighted delivery from Chahal into the stands at wide long off and Pant hits a boundary to square third man. Delhi Capitals need just six runs to get their campaign back on track. While for Royal Challengers Bangalore, they suffer their seventh straight loss.
19:05 hrs IST: Mohammad Siraj misfields and Delhi Capitals need less than a run-a-ball now. Pant is looking to finish it off in grand style.
18:57 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer hits a fifty and it is has been a captain's knock. Delhi Capitals are on course to break their losing streak against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
18:54 hrs IST: Iyer nears his fifty as he cracks a short ball to the deep cover fence. However, Colin Ingram, in an attempt to paddle scoop a flatter ball, is trapped LBW by Moeen Ali, the best bowler in the team today.
18:50 hrs IST: Moeen Ali concedes just two runs in the over and Royal Challengers Bangalore are hanging in there. But, Kohli's side need wickets.
18:47 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer is dropped on 41 by Parthiv Patel and Ingram makes Royal Challengers Bangalore pay by mauling a six and a four off Pawan Negi. When everything goes wrong for RCB, everything does go wrong. Delhi Capitals on top.
18:36 hrs IST: Pawan Negi drops it short and Shaw miscues the pull shot to deep midiwcket, Akshdeep Nath runs in and takes the catch.
18:32 hrs IST: Shaw and Iyer are steadying the ship and the partnership is starting to worry Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mohammed Siraj is into the attack and he gets greeted by a boundary from Iyer.
18:23 hrs IST: Shaw and Iyer are boosting Delhi Capitals. The amount of runs needed is less than 100 as Iyer blasts Yuzvendra Chahal down the ground for a massive six.
18:13 hrs IST: Five fours in the over from Prithvi Shaw against Tim Southee. Delhi Capitals have started off on a great note.
18:08 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini is bowling in excess of 150 kmph. Can Royal Challengers Bangalore keep taking wickets at regular intervals?
18:03 hrs IST: Brilliant ball from Southee and Shreyas Iyer gets the outside edge and the catch is dropped by Parthiv Patel. Could have been two wickets in the over.
18:00 hrs IST: WICKET! What a start for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Short ball climbing up outside off, Dhawan mistimes the cut and is taken at backward point. Dhawan falls for a golden duck
17:47 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore have ended on 149/8 and Rabada finishes with 4/21, his best bowling in T20s. This is a rather sub-par total.
17:38 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore are absolutely stumbling in the death and they are 142/8 in the 19th over.
17:31 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Kagiso Rabada at the death. He gets the wicket of Akshdeep Nath and Pawan Negi as he ends up with three wickets in the 18th over.
17:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive wicket this for Delhi Capitals. Kagiso Rabada floats a scrambled seam full ball on middle stump, Kohli mistimes the lofted shot and Shreyas Iyer runs to his left from long on and takes the catch.
17:26 hrs IST: Massive over this for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli blasts Sandeep Lamichhane for two sixes and Akshdeep Nath finds the boundary. 19 runs in the over and Royal Challengers Bangalore are on the cusp of reaching 150.
17:21 hrs IST: Akshdeep Nath finds a boundary but only six runs in the 16th over. Good over from Morris.
17:15 hrs IST: Moeen's fun knock has ended. Lamichhane floats a flighted delivery and Moeen attempts the slog but misses it and is stumped by Pant.
17:13 hrs IST: 14 runs in Ishant Sharma's over. Moeen launches a six and squeezes a four to the third man fence. Next over, he blasts a six down the ground off Lamichhane.
17:03 hrs IST: Moeen Ali breaks the shackles by launching Axar Patel with a slog sweep over deep midwicket for a big six. 13 overs are up but Virat Kohli has faced just 26 balls. Strange innings this.
16:56 hrs IST: WICKET! A bad ball gets a wicket. Short ball on the middle and leg stump from Axar Patel, Stoinis hangs back and pulls it to long on but he does not get the timing right and he is caught by Rahul Tewatia. Much needed strike for Delhi Capitals.
16:53 hrs IST: Stoinis greets Sandeep Lamichhane with a massive six over long on and Royal Challengers Bangalore are making a move on. After 10 overs, they are 63/2.
16:47 hrs IST: Both Stoinis and Kohli are holding firm and are rotating the strike. But, Royal Challengers Bangalore need to find the boundary.
16:41 hrs IST: Virat Kohli holds the key now for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Marcus Stoinis is also a capable bat but they need a big total.
16:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive wicket for Delhi Capitals and one South African gets rid of the other. Kagiso Rabada floats a fuller ball outside off and it is a cutter, de Villiers miscues the lofted shot and Colin Ingram, running back from mid on takes a good catch. Forget the IPL, this was a South African T20 league which panned out at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.
16:31 hrs IST: De Villiers bisects the gap brilliantly and finds a boundary. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 36/1 after five overs.
16:25 hrs IST: AB de Villiers muscles a pull shot off Chris Morris over the ropes at deep midwicket and Royal Challengers Bangalore are making steady progress.
16:17 hrs IST: WICKET! The plan has worked. Full and wide ball outside off, Parthiv throws his bat at it and ends up slicing the delivery to third man where Lamichhane runs in and takes a good catch.
16:09 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel gets going with a boundary off Ishant Sharma. The bowler is struggling for line and length.
16:00 hrs IST: Ever since the last nine years, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 13 out of 15 encounters. Can they continue the run today?
15:52 hrs IST: So, both teams are unchanged. Among all the teams playing in the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore have a positive head-to-head record only against the Delhi Capitals. Can they continue their confident run against the side in IPL 2019?
15:40 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have chosen to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both sides are unchanged from their previous games.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Rahul Tewatia, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
15:23 hrs IST: For Delhi Capitals, it is a story of same old story despite changing the name of the franchise. The started well but in the middle period, they have undergone a slump. A loss for them against Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team they have not had much success in, will stall momentum for them.
15:12 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals from the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The situation is dire now for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have to win almost all their games in order to have a chance of having a chance to enter the play-offs.