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Umesh, Man of the Match: I just back myself and I just practiced in the nets. I was bowling quick and at the stumps, sometimes I try too many variations. Nehra wants to keep it simple and Virat also. I am just trying my best to bowl a hard length and into the wicket. I just don't worry about variations and keep it simple. This was slow, Kolkata was fiery and back of a length was kicking up. I enjoyed Yuvraj Singh's wicket. That was the best.

Kohli: Very happy to get on the board. First home game is very crucial always. We were decent in the first game and we improved on it. We knew the new ball will come on nicely. Then the bowlers showed composure. Umesh took three wickets and blocked the momentum. Credit to Umesh, Washington, Woakes, and Khejroliya. Once you have five bowlers, you can pick and choose later. We wanted to give them more responsibility. I think 170 would have been par, the pitch is slightly better than last year. We lost two wickets in two balls in the last two games. We need to string partnerships and losing quick wickets puts you behind the eight ball.

11.45pm Ashwin: I am proud of the way the boys fought. We were probably 20-30 runs short. We go down, we go down like this. The pressure is on RCB, they have the big players. Captaincy is good and I am enjoying it. I can't ask for anything more from the boys. There was a lot of dew but good bowlers are always good bowlers.

AB: I was so keen to be not out and win it. I am sorry for it. I love getting not outs and guiding a team to a win. I was getting frustrated but got some hits in the end. The wicket was a little bit on the slower side. From our side, Washington and Chahal bowled well. Yadav's strikes was a pivotal moment. No place like this. Special to play the Chinnaswamy. We did not have a good season last year and we are going to make up for it this year.

11.40pm Kings XI made early inroads in the chase with Axar dismissing McCullum and Mujeeb storming through the gate of Kohli. De Kock then dominated a 54-run stand with de Villiers before running past a slider from Ashwin. De Villiers overcame a scratchy start to hit a flurry of boundaries in the end overs. He fell with his side needing 10 off 11 balls and three balls later, Mandeep was run out but Sundar and Woakes sealed the deal for RCB.

That is all she wrote for tonight. Thanks for reading. Goodbye and good night for now

Sharma to Washington Sundar, FOUR runs, pitched up and outside off, Sundar lays into a drive and carts it away to the cover boundary to snap RCB's five-match losing streak at home

Mohit runs in, the leg umpire suggests the players are moving in the field, Sundar pulls out.

Woakes goes up to Sundar and has a word with the batsman

Sharma to Washington Sundar, no run, slower ball, floats away outside off, 107.4ks, foxes Sundar
Sharma to Washington Sundar, FOUR runs, dug in short and outside off, Sundar leaps and ramps it away to the third man boundary to level the scores. Third man isn't fine enough to cut it off

RCB need five off the last over. Mohit to bowl it

19 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | RCB: 151/6 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 5.00)

  • CR Woakes1 (2b)
  • Washington Sundar1 (1b)
  • AJ Tye4-0-27-1
  • MM Sharma3-0-37-0
Tye to Woakes, no run, back of a length and zips through outside off, past the outside edge
Tye to Washington Sundar, 1 run, back of a length and angling away outside off, punched sensibly through the covers

Sundar joins Woakes

Tye to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, OUT, shortish and outside off, Mandeep swats it across the line to deep midwicket. Mandeep chances a second. It just wasn't there. Dagar, the sub fielder, throws it flat and hard to the keeper, who takes the bails off to catch Mandeep well short of the crease

Mandeep Singh run out (sub [Dagar]/†Rahul) 22 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 115.78

Tye to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, full-toss on middle, tapped to cow corner for a double
Tye to Woakes, 1 run, back of a length on middle, hangs back and chips it in the air past the right of midwicket


Tye to de Villiers, OUT, Tye hushes the Chinnaswamy into silence. He goes short and outside off, AB upper cuts it in the air and holes out to Karun Nair at deep point. Tye gives Kings XI hope. RCB need 10 off 11 balls

AB de Villiers c Nair b Tye 57 (40b 2x4 4x6) SR: 142.50

18 | 12 Runs | RCB: 146/4 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 5.00)

  • AB de Villiers57 (39b)
  • Mandeep Singh19 (17b)
  • MM Sharma3-0-37-0
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-29-1

Jahish Khan: "Mujeeb's biggest over [19runs] yet Rashid's biggest over [29 runs] are against ABD, Might be the best batsman for this reason! "

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, middle-stump yorker, squeezed through midwicket
Sharma to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, back of a length on off, Mandeep loses his shape as he swipes an inside edge to square leg
Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, very full and outside off, shuffles across and punches down the ground to long-off
Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, back of a length and outside off, knuckle ball? AB shuffles across off and swats it past the right of long-on
Sharma to de Villiers, SIX runs, Mohit floats a slower ball on middle from the back of the hand, de Villiers picks it, waits for the ball to arrive and launches it with great authority over the long-on boundary. What a way to bring up a fifty. AB pumps his fists as he acknowledges the dugout. Kohli applauds. Three sixes on the bounce for AB. How the match has turned
Sharma to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, off-stump yorker, dug out through cover-point

17 | 19 Runs | RCB: 134/4 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 7.33)

  • AB de Villiers47 (35b)
  • Mandeep Singh17 (15b)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-29-1
  • AJ Tye3-0-22-0

Mujeeb's first three overs went for only 10. He concedes 19 off the last

Varun: The crowd has gone berserk. They weren't pleased by the whole collision business between AB and Mujeeb. Their gladiator has answered.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to de Villiers, SIX runs, This is more emphatic from AB and the Chinnaswamy roars in approval. Dragged down outside off, rocks back and nails a pull over midwicket. He sends it soaring into the stands
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to de Villiers, SIX runs, floated full and outside off, AB goes for the loft. Instead he slices it, but that's enough to clear the boundary at the Chinnaswamy. Up and over the long-off boundary
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, zippy offbreak on middle, pushed back to Mujeeb, and he lets the ball burst through his hands for a single. Mujeeb and AB collide. Just a single

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1BB McCullumQ de Kock
2nd32V KohliQ de Kock
3rd54AB de VilliersQ de Kock
4th0AB de VilliersSN Khan
5th59AB de VilliersMandeep Singh
6th4CR WoakesMandeep Singh
7th9CR WoakesWashington Sundar