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RCB vs KKR, IPL 2023, Live Updates: Nitish Rana changes gear and deals in boundaries as Kolkata Knight Riders go past 150 in 16 overs. He is getting a good support from Venkatesh Iyer from the other as KKR aim for a huge total. On the other hand, RCB bowlers eye quick wickets in order to get total control over KKR. RCB stand-in skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against KKR at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. In their previous meeting, KKR had thrashed RCB by 81 runs at the Eden Gardens. The Nitish Rana-led side will be coming to this clash after facing a 49-run loss against Chennai Super Kings. (Live Scorecard) (IPL 2023 Points Table)
IPL 2023 Live Updates from match between RCB and KKR, straight from Bengaluru:
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: 5 runs off the over
Royal Challengers Bangalore face trouble as Nitish Rana gets dropped twice by Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel. In the previous over, Siraj leaks five runs as KKR look in good shape and slowly inch towards a huge total.
KKR 131/2 (15 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Rana-Iyer key for KKR
Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer are stitching a stable partnership as Kolkata Knight Riders aim for a huge total against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The duo is dealing in boundaries as KKR have recovered from the quick fall of wickets. In the previous over of David Wiley, the duo smashes 9 runs.
KKR 126/2 (14 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Good over from Harshal
After losing two wickets in a quick succession, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana are cautiously taking Kolkata Knight Riders ahead in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the previous over, Harshal Patel leaks only five runs and controls the flow of runs.
KKR 93/2 (11 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: OUT
Vyshak Vijaykumar completely turned the tables in the favour of Royal Challengers Bangalore as he dismissed Jason Roy in the same over. Roy completely fails to judge the delivery as Vyshak cleans up the with the leg stump delivery. Terrific bowling from Vyshak.
KKR 88/2 (10 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: OUT
OUT!!! Royal Challengers Bangalore finally take a sigh of relief as Vyshak Vijaykumar dismisses Narayan Jagadeesan for 27. Jagadeesan tries to steal a six and smashes it hard but David Willey takes a brilliant catch at the deep mid-wicket. First wicket gone for KKR.
KKR 83/1 (9.2 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Good over from Vyshak
After Shahbaz Ahmed leaks 25 runs, Vyshak Vijaykumar gives a sigh of relief to Royal Challengers Bangalore as he bowls an economical over. He leaks only 7 runs but the momentum is still in the favour of KKR. Jagadeesan and Roy are dealing in boundaries and smashing RCB.
KKR 75/0 (8 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Jason Roy hits 50
Jason Roy takes a single off Vyshak Vijaykumar’s delivery and completes hi half-century. It is Roy’s fourth IPL fifty, which he completed in just 22 balls. KKR are off to a flying start and aim to reach a huge total.
KKR 69/0 (7.1 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Jason Roy nears 50
Jason Roy is inching closer towards his fourth IPL half-century after he smashed four sixes in one over of Shahbaz Ahmed. Shahbaz leaks a total of 25 runs as Roy is standing unbeaten at 48.
KKR 66/0 (6 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Good over from Hasaranga
After a big over from David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga bowls an economical over and controls the flow of runs. In the previous over, he leaks only 6 runs despite getting hit for a boundary by Jason Roy.
KKR 41/0 (5 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Jagadeesan thrashes Willey
After Jason Roy, Narayan Jagadeesan opens his arms and David Willey becomes his prey. In his previous over, he leaks 17 runs, which includes two boundaries from Jagadeesan and a six from Roy. Terrific batting from KKR.
KKR 35/0 (4 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Roy in good shape
Jason Roy continues to deal in boundaries as he smashes another four off Mohammed Siraj’s delivery. In his previous over, he leaks five runs as KKR are off to a good start. On the other hand, RCB bowlers eye quick wickets in order to get an upper hand in the game.
KKR 18/0 (3 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: 5 runs off the over
After Mohammed Siraj, David Willey leaks five runs in his over, which includes a boundary from Narayan Jagadeesan. Jason Roy and Jagadeesan are eyeing opportunities to score boundaries in order to take KKR to a huge total.
KKR 13/0 (2 overs)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Good start for KKR
Jason Roy and Narayan Jagadeesan have given a good start to Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the first over of Mohammed Siraj, Roy smashes two boundaries as Siraj leaks 8 runs.
KKR 8/0 (1 over)
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: We are underway
The IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders begins with Narayan Jagadeesan and Jason Roy opening for KKR while Mohammed Siraj will be bowling the first over for RCB.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: KKR’s Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): N Jagadeesan(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: RCB’s Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Here’s what Nitish Rana said at the toss
“Second half of the tournament has started, it’s an important game. We’ve played some good cricket, some not so good. It’s time to step up. If we play well collectively, the result will be in our favour. In previous games, we’ve had unforced changes. Shardul had a niggle, Gurbaz had a niggle. We were going to bat. One change from the last match – Vaibhav Arora comes in for Kulwant.”
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Here’s what Virat Kohli said at the toss
“Decided to bowl first. No brainer. Evening game at Chinnaswamy, we’ve chased well here. It was unexpected but nothing I’m not used to (stand-in captaincy). It’s been fun so far because of the way the team has been playing. Faf will be playing the impact role again. Hopefully he’ll be back leading from the next game. Looks like a great pitch, the usual Chinnaswamy pitch that we expect.”
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: RCB win toss, opt to bowl
Royal Challengers Bangalore stand-in skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2023 match.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: KKR’s Predicted XI
Here’s what we think could be Kolkata Knight Riders’ Playing XI against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Read here.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: RCB’s Predicted XI
Here’s what we think could be Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders. Read here.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Spin trio of KKR
RCB were undone by KKR spinners earlier this season and they will have to be a bit cautious while playing the likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma and Sunil Narine.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Strong Wanindu Hasaranga
The addition of Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has also done wonders for the previously struggling RCB bowling unit.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Mohammed Siraj in deadly form
Among bowlers, Mohammed Siraj has been in sensational form. The Purple Cap holder has conceded at 7.17 runs per over and has bowled the most dot balls — 89 this season. Siraj is being ably supported by Wayne Parnell and Harshal Patel.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Failure of the middle order
Such is the dependence on the three that only they are doing the bulk of the scoring while the other batters have failed to fire. More is expected from the middle-order comprising Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomlor, Shahbaz Ahmed and Suyash Prabhudessai.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Impressive form of the top order
RCB’s wins have come on the back of sensational performers by a few players. Du Plessis has been in sublime form and has raised several century-stands with Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell, who are also in good nick.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: RCB’s win over RR
RCB will be high on confidence after eking out a seven-run win over the then table toppers Rajasthan Royals and would be eager to extend their winning streak. Faf du Plessis and his troops have won four of their seven games, including the last two, and find themselves just outside of the top four in the fifth spot.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Failure of Andre Russell
The big-hitting Andre Russell has also failed miserably in his role as the finisher. He hasn’t been able to hit the big shots and the fact that KKR send him at number seven or eight has not been helpful. The all-rounder’s fitness is also a concern. He hasn’t bowled his quota of four overs even once this season as he often gets injured while bowling.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Failed top-order
KKR have also struggled to zero in on their opening pair. The former champions have shuffled around with Sunil Narine, Jagadeesan, Litton Das, Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz at the top. Their decision to send Narine to open the innings along side Jagadeesan against CSK failed as the West Indian departed for a duck.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: KKR’s loss against CSK
In the 49-run loss against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, KKR batters were expected to rise to the occasion, chasing a 230 plus score, instead the top-order, comprising the likes of Venkatesh Iyer, Rana and N Jagadeesan crumbled under pressure.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Difficult journey for KKR
The two-time champions have looked clueless in their last four outings, losing at home while also on the road. The Nitish Rana-led side is currently at seventh spot with just two wins from seven games.
RCB vs KKR, Live Score: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, straight from the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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