LIVE| IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH: AB de Villiers one handed stunner dismisses Hales

SRH are 47-1 from 5.1 overs

WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal with the breakthrough. Shikhar Dhawan  chips the ball back to the bowler. Soft dismissal for the left hander.

RCB innings

Half centuries by AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali and a cameo knock from Colin de Grandhomme  helped Royal Challengers Bangalore register 218-6 in 20 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.

After losing openers Parthiv Patel and skipper Virat Kohli early, de Villiers and Ali put on 107 run partnership for the third wicket to give boost to RCB's scoring rate.

Rashid Khan double strike slowed down RCB's innings. Rashid first dismissed de Villiers after Shikhar Dhawan took a stunning catch at third man. Two balls later he got rid of Moeen Ali to open the doors for SRH comeback.

New Zealand all rounder Colin de Grandhomee then used long handle as he scored 40 runs in 17 balls to take RCB's total past 200 runs.

RCB are 149-4 from 15 overs

Rashid Khan double strike bring SRH back in the game. AB de Villiers was the first to go for 69 runs caught brilliantly at boundary by Shikhar Dhawan. Moeen Ali was the next to go 65 runs caught by Sreevats Goswami.

RCB are 84-2 from 10 overs

After two early wickets AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali have steadied RCB innings. Ali got a lifeline, when he was dropped by Shikhar Dhawan at 23 while fielding at  long on. 

RCB are 39-2 from 5 overs

Not a great start for the home side as Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli are sent back to the dugout . AB de Villiers will now have the responsibility to anchor RCB innings.

WICKET! Virat LKohli sees his stumps castled by Rashid Khan. Huge blow for RCB. A googly from Rashid and Kohli misses it to see his timber being disturbed.

WICKET! Dream start for SRH Sandeep Sharma gets the first breakthrough. Parthiv Patel goes for just 1 run. Short of length delivery from Sharma and Patel edges it to Siddharth Kaul at third man.

Teams:

Toss: SRH have won the toss and elected to bowl first

Kane Williamson makes one change in the side. Basil Thampi comes in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Royal Challengers Bangalore play the same side.

Preview: It cant get bigger than this and with season at stake Royal Challengers Banagalore will be looking to carry on the winning momentum on his home ground  at M Chinnaswamy Stadium where they host Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. A loss in this game will bring an end to RCB’s season

The consecutive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab have revived RCB's playoff chances and Virat Kohli-led side will look to win the match to put themselves in strong position.

SRH on the other hand has had a phenomenal season and were the first team to qualify for the playoffs after winning nine matches out of 12.  The Orange Army batsman as well as bowlers have been in terrific form as skipper Kane Williamson have  not tinkered with the playing XI.

While RCB are expected to field the same team, SRH will want to try their bench strength inorder to have a good look at other players before clash against Chennai Super Kings in the 1st qualifier.

When is the match?

The match is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. IST on Tuesday, May 17th.

Where is the match?

The match will take place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Live telecast and timings:

With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.

Live streaming:

The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar.com or on the Hotstar app.

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