IPL 2017, Match 46: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

A blistering start by the two overseas openers as the curled a completely magical whirlwind. Narine slammed the fastest IPL fifty and Lynn too gets his share with the half-century as the duo struck a record 105-run stand in the power-play. Quick wickets fell there after, but not much was left to add to the board as KKR won by 6 wickets

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 07, 2017, 20:45 PM IST
IPL 2017, Match 46: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders — As it happened...

New Delhi: Welcome to live score and updates of the Indian Premier League 2017 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. (Scorecard | Match Report)

KKR win by 6 wickets with still 29 balls remaining


Over 15.1 | Score 159/4 | Pandey 4 (3) ; Pathan 0 (5)

Negi in for his final over now and first ball Pandey gets that two runs and that is it for KKR. They win by 6 wickets.  

Over 15 | Score 157/4 | Pandey 2 (2) ; Pathan 0 (5)

Well just three more to go now for KKR and Chahal smiles striking off Gambhir off the first ball. Length as Gambhir looks to punch it over cover, but goes straight to Pawan Negi.

G Gambhir c Negi b Chahal 14 (13b)

Four dot balls to follow thereafter.  

Over 14 | Score 156/3 | Pandey 2 (2) ; Gambhir 14 (15)

Negi in for his third over now as he gets Colin off the pitch. Second delivery, spins past the bat as Kedar stumps him out.

C de Grandhomme st Jadhav b Negi 31 (28b)

Two singles off the next two deliveries lowers equation to 5 off 38. Four off the over.  

Over 13 | Score 152/2 | Grandhomme 31 (26) ; Gambhir 12 (13)

18 off 48 balls now. Just moments left before KKR too seal their position at second. Fourth ball, fuller as Colin on one knee slogs it over long-on for a six. His second tonight.  

Over 12 | Score 141/2 | Grandhomme 22 (21) ; Gambhir 10 (11)

Chahal yet again into the attack now for his third over. Five off the over.  

Over 11 | Score 136/2 | Grandhomme 19 (17) ; Gambhir 9 (10)

33 off 60 balls as Negi returns for his second over now. Third delivery, well off as Colin gently cuts it down point for a boundary. Nine already off the five deliveries bowled. 10 off the over.  

Over 10 | Score 126/2 | Grandhomme 12 (13) ; Gambhir 6 (8)

No more Narine and thus Badree returns for his third over now. Had been at the violent end of the innings and will be looking to mends things his way. Last ball, length, spinning outside as Colin shimmies down to smack it past long-on for a six.  

Over 9 | Score 115/2 | Grandhomme 5 (9) ; Gambhir 4 (4)

And it is Chaudhury the bowler again. This is his third over for the night. Just four runs picked up between the wickets off the first half of the over. Ohh.. it seems there some problem with the pacer now. He leaves the pitch as Head comes in to bowl the last ball of the over.  

Over 8 | Score 110/2 | Grandhomme 2 (7) ; Gambhir 2 (2)

And it is Negi now into the attack for his first over. Lynn takes a single off the first ball and gets his half century. And then goes back the Aussie. Third ball, back of the length, short and with Lynn looking to play across the line fails to strike it as the ball hits the leg stump.

CA Lynn b Negi 50 (22b)

And it is the skipper at crease now. Just five off the over.  

Over 7 | Score 105/1 | Grandhomme 0 (5) ; Lynn 49 (20)

And young Aniket Chaudhury paces in for his second over now. Starts off with a slow bouncer as Narine gets a knick off the top edge as Kedar takes it behind.

SP Narine c Jadhav b Choudhary 54 (17b)

Colin de Grandhomme now at the pitch. Aim is just to finish off as early as possible. Probably they are missing Kolkata and are in a hurry to go back to their city. Well, three dot balls to follow in from the youngster as Lynn goes up for some chat with Colin.And it is a WICKET MAIDEN. Absolutely contrasting after all the battering they faced from the opener.

Over 6 | Score 105/0 | Narine 54 (16) ; Lynn 49 (20)

Last over of power-play as Chahal steps in and Lynn into the party now. Six and then a boundary as the duo set up a highlight show for the Chinnaswamy crowd. And finally a six off the last delivery by Lynn again. Phew! Some time-out finally.

Over 5 | Score 85/0 | Narine 54 (16) ; Lynn 29 (14)

Enough of spin, thinks Virat as he introduces Aravind now into the attack. Second ball, fuller, to the off as Narine lofts it over mid-on for a boundary. Absolutely great timing of the bat. Changing length, going for back of the length delivery angling the ball in as Narine whacks it down the line for another boundary. Full toss now as Narine races the ball over midwicket for a boundary again. He is striking at a rate above 350 now. Pressure on bowler now as Aravind bowls to consecutive wide deliveries. And a six! FASTEST IPL FIFTY EVER! Just 15 balls. And then a boundary again.  

Over 4 | Score 59/0 | Narine 30 (10) ; Lynn 29 (14)

And more of spin as Badree returns more his second over as Narine punishes him for a hat-trick of sixes off the first half off the over. And then goes for a boundary. What is the hurry for Narine? Virat must be absolutely perplexed or spell-bound or may be stupefied.  

Over 3 | Score 34/0 | Narine 5 (4) ; Lynn 29 (14)

And Virat brings in more of spin into the attack. Chahal now in for his first over. Second ball, length, spins off as Lynn off his back-foot to punch it down cover for a boundary. Fourth ball, pressing more to the leg side as Lynn makes room for himself to swing the bat straight to send the ball sailing downtown for a six. And ends the over with another boundary.  

Over 2 | Score 20/0 | Narine 5 (4) ; Lynn 15 (8)

And it is Badree into the attack now. Third delivery, googly as the ball kids off the outside edge off the bat and arcs over short third man for a boundary. This is the same Narine that had hammered down Badree in their last encounter this season.  

Over 1 | Score 14/0 | Narine 0 (0) ; Lynn 14 (6)

Aniket Chaudhary starts off with the attack for RCB. Second ball, four and then again and then a six as Lynn fires up KKR's chase to 159.  

KKR need 159 to win off 120 deliveries

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Over 20 | Score 158/6 | Head 75 (47) ; Aravind 0 (0)

And it is Umesh Yadav in for the final, final over. First ball, fuller as Head takes a single off it. Second ball, fuller, well off as Pawan somehow reaches out with his bat to push it down cover for a boundary. And finally departs off the next delivery. Slow cutter as Negi mistiming the shot ends up sending the ball spiraling up, straight up as Lynn runs in to take it.

P Negi c Lynn b Yadav 5 (3b)

Fourth ball, yorker to the off as Head shifts right to slog it sky-high over long-on boundary for a maximum. And it is six more off Travis Head! Goes sailing downtown for a maximum. Last ball, slow and short as Head waits and pulls it over square-leg and the ball slowly and silently hits the rope. Target is 159 and Virat Kohli will surely be happy as to what they reached after the initial downfall.  

Over 19 | Score 137/5 | Head 58 (43) ; Negi 1 (1)

Woakes into the attack for his final over. First ball, length, way outside as Kedar volleys it high, but doesnt travel the distance as Umesh Yadav takes it at long-off. Perfect field set up and the results achieved.

KM Jadhav c Yadav b Woakes 8 (9b)

Pawan Negi is the new batsman. Two singles off the next two deliveries to keep the run rate going. Fourth ball, fuller, well off as Head drives it down to long-on to take a quick two and that brings up his fifty. Fifth ball, length, well off again as Head off his back-foot bashes it over mid-off for a six.  

Over 18 | Score 125/4 | Head 48 (39) ; Jadhav 8 (8)

And as expected, it is Ankit Rajpoot returning to end his quota now. The duo will be looking to hammer him down. Two singles so far off the three deliveries bowled. And two kre follows off the next two balls. Last ball, fuller as Head shimmies a little to flick it off his back-foot over long-on boundary for a six.

Over 17 | Score 115/4 | Head 40 (35) ; Jadhav 6 (6)

And spin attack ends as Chris Woakes returns for his third over now. Just two singles so far off the four deliveries bowled. Last ball, slow and short as Jadhav waits to pull it down to the boundary for a four.  

Over 16 | Score 108/4 | Head 38 (32) ; Jadhav 1 (3)

Narine returns after that short time out for his final over to strike off Mandeep Singh. First ball, length, as Mandeep sweeps it over square-leg, but Umesh in the deep jumps to take it. And off goes the well settled Mandeep as KKR rejoice on the big wicket falling down.

Mandeep Singh c Yadav b Narine 52 (43b)

Kedar Jadhav makes his way to the pitch. He is the highest run scorer for RCB this season. Just three off the over.

Over 15 | Score 105/3 | Head 36 (30) ; Mandeep 51 (41)

de Grandhomme into the attack for his second over. First ball, back of the length, just outside off as Mandeep off his back-foot pushes the ball down point for a boundary. 100 up for RCB.

And the players are back on the field as the game restarts after that short spell of heavy rain.

Fifth ball, Mandeep pushes the length ball down midwicket and takes two to motch up a half-century. Nine off the over. Strategic time-out.

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NEWS FROM THE PITCH: Rain is getting heavier now at Bengaluru.

Over 14.1 | Score 100/3 | Head 35 (29) ; Mandeep 48 (38)

de Grandhomme into the attack for his second over. First ball, back of the length, just outside off as Mandeep off his back-foot pushes the ball down point for a boundary. 100 up for RCB.

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Over 14 | Score 96/3 | Head 35 (29) ; Mandeep 43 (37)

Gambhir shifts back to spin attack again as Narine returns to attack for his third over now. Slight of a rhythm building out here at Bangalore between the two batsmen and that is indeed getting onto the nerves of the Knight Riders. Fourth ball, length, turning away as Head utilises the little bit of room he has to slog it over long-on boundary for a six.  

Over 13 | Score 84/3 | Head 27 (26) ; Mandeep 40 (34)

A little change in attack now as Colin de Grandhomme paces in for his first over. In the previous match against RCB, earlier this season, he was phenomenal ending the game with 3/4 in just 1.3 overs. Just six off the over.  

Over 12 | Score 78/3 | Head 23 (23) ; Mandeep 38 (31)

Pace-spin attack continues with Rajpoot yet again for his third over now. Three singles taken so far off the four deliveries bowled. And finally a boundary for RCB. Last delivery, shorter ball as Head pulls it over square-leg for that four.

Over 11 | Score 71/3 | Head 18 (20) ; Mandeep 36 (29)

And it is Piyush Chawla in for his second over now. 23 deliveries since the last boundary as the duo at pitch are dealing with singles now. Eight off the over.  

Over 10 | Score 63/3 | Head 12 (15) ; Mandeep 34 (26)

And it is Ankit Rajpoot continuing with pace attack after the short time-out. Three singles off the five deliveries bowled as the over sums up to just four runs.  

Over 9 | Score 59/3 | Head 11 (13) ; Mandeep 32 (23)

And a pace-spin mix and match continues with Piyush Chawla introduced into the attack for the first time this afternoon. Five off the over as umpire signals the first of the session's time-out.  

Over 8 | Score 54/3 | Head 9 (10) ; Mandeep 29 (20)

New bowler into the attack. It is Ankit Rajpoot now for his first over. He replaced Nathan Coulter-Nile for this match owing to the latter's injury. Three singles taken so far by the duo at pitch oiff the four deliveries bowled. Five off the over.  

Over 7 | Score 49/3 | Head 7 (7) ; Mandeep 26 (17)

A splendid first over and Narine returns back for his second now. Two slips in position. Four runs already picked up between the wickets off the first three deliveries. Fifth delivery, back of the length, off as Mandeep cuts it lazily down backward point for a boundary.   

Over 6 | Score 40/3 | Head 4 (5) ; Mandeep 20 (13)

Last over of power-play and Umesh Yadav paces in for his third over now. Just a single picked up between the wickets off the first three deliveries. Fifth delivery, fuller, angling in as Head whips it down square-leg for a boundary.  

Over 5 | Score 34/3 | Head 0 (2) ; Mandeep 19 (10)

And it is Narine now into the attack for his first over in the game. Third ball, well to the off as AB shimmies to the left side to cut it over point for a boundary. And then goes the South African too. WICKET! Fourth ball, fuller, spinning in as AB shifts left again this time looking for a paddle sweep. But bit too late for the short as the ball goes down under to strike off the bails.

AB de Villiers b Narine 10 (8b)

Travis Head now at pitch.  

Over 4 | Score 29/2 | AB de 6 (5) ; Mandeep 18 (9)

Woakes in for his second over now as the third of the Big Three, AB de Villiers makes his way to the pitch. Few balls to struggle and finally AB gets off the mark with a two drifted down to third man. Last ball, short, angling in as AB shimmies down to muscle it over midwicket for a boundary.  

Over 3 | Score 20/2 | Mandeep 15, De Villiers 0

Mandeep look in good touch today, smashes another boundary off Umesh's bowling, then takes a single to bring Kohli on strike. The RCB skipper was dropped on the very first delivery he faced in the over, but Umesh made a strong comeback to remove him on the very next delivery.

V Kohli lbw b Yadav 5 (9b)

Over 2 | Score 12/1 | Kohli 2, Mandeep 10

Chris Woakes partnership Umesh Yadav in attack for KKR. Mandeep Singh opens RCB's boundary account by smashing Woakes over Point boundary, followed by a six at the long on boundary. 

Over 1 | Score 1/1 | Kohli 1, Mandeep 0

Chris Gayle departs for Golden Duck, that too on the first delivery of the match. The big West Indian's 100th IPL match starts ont the worst note possible. Mandeep Singh the new batsman in.

CH Gayle c Gambhir b Yadav 0 (1b)

16: 00 IST: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli out on pitch!

15:42 IST: Here are the full squads:-

15:40 IST: Three changes for KKR, Chris Lynn in for Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla for Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot for Surya Yadav. For RCB, Travis Head replaces Shane Watson.

15:32 IST: Gautam Gambhir wins toss and elects to bowl first. RCB in their alternate jersey (green) in today's match.

15:18 IST: Would Chris Lynn be fit enough to feature in today's match? We'll get to know at Toss time which isn't too far away. Stay tuned!

With Virat Kohli's RCB already out of play-offs contention and only pride to play for, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to reclaim second spot in the points table with a victory today, after Rising Pune Supergiant had replaced them following triumph over Sunriers Hyderabad on Saturday. (IPL 2017 - Full Coverage)

Going into the encounter, RCB would want to forget the reverse fixture's result, when they were bowled out for 49 - the IPL's lowest total – with KKR claiming a win by 82 runs. The match saw Knight Riders defending 131 by making perfect use of their explosive pace attack which saw Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme took three wickets each, bundling out the Royal Challengers in just 9.4 overs.

Aussie opener, Chris Lynn, who has started practicing with the team is expected to fully fit by May 9, but has slight chances of making it to the squad in today's match too.

IPL 2017: Here's full preview of today's matches between RCB - KKR & KXIP - GL

As far as head to head records are concerned, Knight Riders lead 10-9 in all IPL matches but Royal Challengers have a 4-3 record against the Kolkata team in Bengaluru.

In their next two games, KKR would be facing Kings XI Punjab, who registered a 19-run victory against RCB on Friday, and already qualified Mumbai Indians who have 16 points from 10 outings.

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