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
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
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
slower ball, floats away outside off, 107.4ks, foxes Sundar
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
back of a length and zips through outside off, past the outside edge
back of a length and angling away outside off, punched sensibly through the covers
Sundar joins Woakes
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
full-toss on middle, tapped to cow corner for a double
back of a length on middle, hangs back and chips it in the air past the right of midwicket
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
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! "
middle-stump yorker, squeezed through midwicket
back of a length on off, Mandeep loses his shape as he swipes an inside edge to square leg
very full and outside off, shuffles across and punches down the ground to long-off
back of a length and outside off, knuckle ball? AB shuffles across off and swats it past the right of long-on
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
off-stump yorker, dug out through cover-point
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.
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
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
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
short offbreak on middle, Mandeep goes deep in the crease and middles a pull to the left of deep square leg
short and wide outside off, AB backs away and slaps it away to wide long-off for just a single