Lockie Ferguson [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and Maxwell smashes the first ball down the ground for FOUR.
Maxwell guides the third ball over short third man for FOUR. Maxwell pulls the last ball but manages only top-edge and ball flies over the keeper for FOUR.
Bangalore win the match by 8 wickets
Yash Dayal [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack and Maxwell collects a couple of runs off the first ball.
Maxwell powers the 3rd ball over extra cover for FOUR.
Bangalore concedes 10 runs in the over.
Bangalore 158-2 after 18 overs
Rashid Khan continues and Kohli smashes the second ball for a SIX.
Kohli gets STUMPED in search of a second big hit.
Karthik joins Maxwell in the middle.
Bangalore 148-2 after 17 overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore need 21 runs in 18 balls
Hardik Pandya [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack and Kohli collects a single off the first ball.
Maxwell wallops the second ball down the ground for a SIX. He smashes the 3rd ball towards the backward square leg boundary for FOUR.
Maxwell smashes the fifth ball for a SIX.
Pandya leaks 18 runs in the over.
Bangalore 139-1 after 16 overs
Rashid Khan [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack and concedes only a single each to Faf and Virat respectively.
Faf gets a leading edge in search of a big hit and manages only the leading edge. GONE.
Maxwell arrives at the crease and survives by a luck as the ball kissed the leg-stump and goes for FOUR BYES.
Bangalore 121-1 after 15 overs
Yash Dayal [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack.
Dayal concedes two runs off the first three balls. Virat Kohli slices the 4th ball over backward point for FOUR.
Bangalore 113-0 after 14 overs
Lockie Ferguson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack.
Both Kohli and Faf maneuver the strike easily. Faf smashes 5th ball for FOUR towards the cow corner boundary for FOUR.
Ferguson concedes 9 runs in the over.
Bangalore 102-0 after 12 overs
Sai Kishore continues and concedes six runs in the over.
RCB 93/0 (11) CRR: 8.45 REQ: 8.44
Royal Challengers Bangalore need 76 runs in 54 balls
Rashid Khan [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and Kohli smashes the first ball for a SIX. With this he completes his fifty in 33 deliveries.
Rashid concedes 10 runs in the over.
Bangalore 87-0 after 10 overs
Sai Kishore continues and concedes five runs in the over.
Bangalore 77-0 after 9 overs
Yash Dayal continues and Kohli smashes the first ball for FOUR.
du Plessis hits the 5th ball for FOUR.
Dayal concedes 11 runs in the over.
Bangalore 72-0 after 8 overs
Sai Kishore, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack and concedes six runs.
Bangalore 61-0 after 7 overs
Yash Dayal continues and Kohli fails to score off the first two deliveries.
Kohli smashes the third ball for FOUR.
Dayal concedes 6 runs in the over.
Bangalore 55-0 after 6 overs
Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and concedes nine runs, including a boundary to Kohli down the ground.
Bangalore 49-0 after 5 overs
Hardik Pandya continues and Kohli smashes two boundaries upfront.
Faf du Plessis smashes last ball for FOUR.
Hardik leaks 14 runs in the over.
Bangalore 40-0 after 4 overs
Shami continues and Kohli smashes two boundaries in the over.
Shami leaks 18 runs in the over.
Bangalore 26-0 after 3 overs
Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes three runs.
Bangalore 8-0 after 2 overs
Kohli and du Plessis at the crease. Kohli on strike. Shami open the attack and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Faf du Plessis.
Bangalore 5-0 after 1 over
Hazlewood bowls the last over and Pandya smashes the first ball for a SIX.
Pandya collects a couple of runs off the second ball follows by a single off the third.
Rashid smashes the 4th ball for SIX towards deep square leg follows by a single towards short third man.
Pandya collects only a single off the last delivery.
Gujarat 168-5 after 20 overs
Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack and leaks 17 runs as Pandya completes his fifty/
Gujarat 151-5 after 19 overs
Josh Hazlewood [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack and gets the wicket of Rahul Tewatia.
Hazlewood concedes seven runs in the over.
Gujarat 134-5 after 18 overs
Wanindu Hasaranga [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack and gets the wicket of David Miller.
Hasaranga concedes 5 runs in the over.
Gujarat 127-4 after 17 overs
Siddarth Kaul [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack and concedes four singles.
Gujarat 122-3 after 16 overs
Shahbaz Ahmed [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack and concedes nine runs, including a SIX to David Miller.
Gujarat 118-3 after 15 overs
Glenn Maxwell [3.0-1-10-1] is back into the attack and concedes four runs off the first three balls.
Miller smashes the 4th ball down the ground for a SIX while whacks the next towards mid-wicket boundary for another SIX.
Maxwell leaks 18 runs in the over.
Gujarat 109-3 after 14 overs
Hasaranga continues and concedes five runs.
Gujarat 91-3 after 13 overs
Siddharth Kaul comes back into the attack and concedes four runs off the first five deliveries.
Hardik cuts the last ball towards backward point boundary for FOUR.
Gujarat 86-3 after 12 overs
Hasaranga comes back into the attack and concedes a single off the first ball.
Hardik smashes the 5th ball for FOUR.
Hasaranga concedes 6 runs in the over.
Gujarat 78-3 after 11 overs
Glenn Maxwell comes back into the attack and concedes two runs off the first three deliveries.
Hardik goes for a biggie but fails to get the distance, Suyush drops him at the boundary line and parried the ball over the boundary line for a SIX.
Maxwell concedes 8 runs in the over.
Gujarat 72-3 after 10 overs
Harshal Patel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and Hardik collects a couple of runs off the first two deliveries.
Saha gets runout off the 3rd delivery.
David Miller joins Hardik in the middle.
Harshal concedes six runs in the over.
Gujarat 64-3 after 3 overs
Hasaranga, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and Saha smashes the first ball for FOUR.
Hasaranga concedes nine runs in the over.
Gujarat 58-2 after 8 overs
Mahipal Lomror, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack and concedes 5 runs off the first 5 deliveries.
Hardik smashes the last ball over long-on for a SIX.
Gujarat 49-2 after 7 overs
Maxwell continues and traps Mathew Wade in front of the wicket off the second ball.
Hardik Pandya arrives at the crease after Wade's dismissal.
A WICKET MAIDEN from Maxwell.
Gujarat 38-2 after 6 overs
Hazlewood continues and Mathew Wade smashes the first ball through the left of mid-on fielder for FOUR.
Wade advances down the track and smashes the 3rd delivery of the over towards deep mid-wicket for a SIX.
Wade drives the 5th ball through covers for FOUR, a poor fielding effort from Hasaranga.
A single for Wade to end the over.
Hazlewood concedes 15 runs in the over.
Gujarat 38-1 after 5 overs
Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack and concedes only two singles in the over.
Gujarat 23-1 after 4 overs
Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack and Saha collects a single off the second ball.
Gill edges the second ball and Maxwell takes a one-handed stunner to end Shubman's innings.
Mathew Wade joins Saha in the middle.
Hazlewood concedes only a single in the over.
Gujarat 21-1 after 3 overs
Shahbaz Ahmed bowls the second over and Gill collects a single off the first ball.
Saha slog-sweeps the 3rd ball towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR follows by a single towards square leg.
Gujarat 20-0 after 2 overs
Saha and Shubman at the crease. Saha takes the strike and Siddharth Kaul opens the attack and Saha smashes the first ball for FOUR.
Saha smashes the 4th ball for a SIX while ends the over with another boundary.
Gujarat 14-0 after 1 over
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Siddarth Kaul, Josh Hazlewood.
Hardik Pandya wins the toss and elects to bat first
According to Graeme Smith, today's pitch is the hardest he has seen at the Wankhede in this tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Rajat Patidar, Siddharth Kaul.
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Matthew Wade, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Alzarri Joseph, Darshan Nalkande, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Pradeep Sangwan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Varun Aaron, Yash Dayal.
Glenn Maxwell and Rajat Patidar have been getting starts but failed to convert them into big scores.
On the bowling front, Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga have been brilliant for RCB. In fact, when all other bowlers were taken to task by Punjab batters in their last match, the duo bowled decent spells and in the process picked up four and two wickets respectively.
RCB, however, would be concerned over the form of Josh Hazlewood and Mohammed Siraj as they leaked runs against Punjab.
But du Plessis would be hoping for one complete performance from his side to keep RCB in the hunt.
RCB have had a mixed bag this season, registering seven wins and six losses to occupy the fifth spot with 14 points from 13 matches.
But what could hurt RCB is their net run rate of -0.323. A win against GT would move them to 16 points but that might not be enough as they also need a few favourable results going their way.
Delhi Capitals, who are currently at the fourth spot, can also secure 16 points if they beat Mumbai Indians in their last match and they have a much better net run rate than RCB at +0.255.
With back-to-back wins, RCB had the momentum going their way but that fizzled out after a big 54-run loss to Punjab Kings in their last match.
Runaway leaders Gujarat Titans would look to continue their winning momentum ahead of the play-offs while Royal Challengers Bangalore need a big victory to keep their last-four stage hopes alive when the two teams face each other in their final IPL league match.
Newcomers GT have so far had a dream opening season as they are already assured of a top spot in the standings with 20 points from 13 games.
At the business end of the competition, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Gujarat Titans in their last match on Thursday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to win against Gujarat as they are placed 5th on the points table with 14 points. Delhi Capitals also have 14 points and are placed 4th as RCB lost their previous match. If RCB win against GT and DC lose to MI, RCB will have 16 points and will qualify for the playoffs but if Delhi win, RCB's chances to qualify are uncertain as their run rate of - 0.323 is not good enough.
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