New Delhi : We witnessed another crackerjack of an encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, and in the end it was Bangalore who held their nerves and managed to upstage the opposition by 17 runs at M. Chinnaswamy in Bangalore to stay alive in the tournament. SCORECARD Well Royal Challengers Banglore is off to a flying start. Both Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli are hammering the ball all around the ground. Hardus Viljeon dropped Kohli on 3. The score after 2 over looks 27/0. Yes, you read that right. 18:04 (IST) 22:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In KL Rahul along with Mayank Aggarwal are making the chase look easy. Having scored 86 runs off 8 overs, Punjab is now just 117 runs away! TOSS: Punjab opt to bowl vs Bangalore Punjab in last hurdle before the game. Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are also out in the middle and so are the umpires. It’s game time. 23:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 27 needed off 6 balls That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, tada. 22:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:26 (IST) Both Marcus Stoinis and AB de Villiers are struggling to open their arms against Punjab bowlers. It’s pin drop silience at M. Chinnaswammy. After 14 overs, it’s 109/4. 220.127.116.11.4.6 – This was the last over! Just wow! WICKET: Just what RCB didn’t want. Parthiv Patel truied to flick the ball onto the on side but gets a top-edge and went straight to the fielder. OUT for 43 (24). 20:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:42 (IST) 20:10 (IST) 23:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The toss is scheduled to happen in 60 minutes time and team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first as chasing has been easy on Bangalore wicket. However, this remains to be seen if toss-winning captain goes with the same thought. 20:21 (IST) 22:29 (IST) 4 wickets in last 9 deliveries. Match turns in favor of Bangalore. 19:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Kings XI Punjab in mere 8.5 overs! Both Stoinis and AB de villiers are trying to get bangalore innings back on track. They are trying hammer the loose ball and tick singles here and there. After 17 overs, it’s 138/4. 18:06 (IST) 23:06 (IST) WICKET: Simplest of catches. It was a slower length delivery and Akshdeep Nath didn’t pick it at all. RCB is in serious trouble. 21:43 (IST) The powerplay belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore even when they have lost Virat Kohli. Parthiv Patel is looking solid for big and striking at a strike-rate of 195.55. After 6 overs, it’s 70/1. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100-run partnership between Stoinis and AB de Villiers. 21:39 (IST) ALERT: AB de Villiers gets to his 33rd IPL fifty! RESULT: Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs (Nicholas Pooran 46, Umesh Yadav 3/36) 21:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kings XI Punjab is off to a flying start. As of now, they are scoring 11 runs per over, and looking for even more. After 6 overs, it’s 68/1. Three Sixes for Nicholas Pooran in the fourteen over. After 14 overs, it’s 135/3 50-run partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. 20:33 (IST) Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami 21:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In So 36 more needed off 18 balls! Pooram has scored 43 off 23 balls! RCB needs to take his wicket fast, if they wish to stay in the game for long. After 17 overs, 167/3. 23:46 (IST) 150 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:54 (IST) 23:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Knocked him over. Royal Challengers Bangalore losing its track here. Moeen Ali out for 4. Ravi Ashwin picks first for tonight. 20:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:29 (IST) WICKET: It was a short of a length delivery and Mayank tried to go over the top but smashed it straight into the hands of fielder. Departs after well-made 35 (21). Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:48 (IST) Here are the playing eleven for two sides: We will be bringing you all the coverage, so do join us! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:33 (IST) 18:04 (IST) 19:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:33 (IST) The way Punjab is batting, every dot ball is being appreciated. Bangalore in serious trouble. WICKET: First ball wicket for Moeen Ali. KL Rahul goes down the ground but couldn’t clear long off fielder. Third wicket down. 21:40 (IST) 100 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RCB scored 70 in first 6 overs, but have only been able to add 19 runs in next 5 overs and have lost three wickets in process. The road is getting difficult for Bangalore here. After 11 overs, it’s 89/4. Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set for another cracker jack of an encounter as Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore hosts Kings XI Punjab at M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru. 18:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:41 (IST) 19:58 (IST) 18.104.22.168.1 – What an over this has been for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sheer class from AB de Villiers. Momentum shifts. After 19 overs, it’s 175/4. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Stoinis drops Nicholas Pooran! Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, has had a mix season so far. They have won five and lost as many games in the tournament. WICKET: Miller tried to play over the long on fielder but went straight into the hands of AB de Villiers. After a disastrous start to the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore has finally found themselves on the right track as they managed to win two successive games this season. BIG NEWS: Dale Steyn is not playing! Tim Southee to replace. 18:04 (IST) WICKET: Mandeep Singh didn’t do any mistake. Mohammad Shami picks big fish. Virat Kohli was early in his shot and couldn’t clear cover fielder. OUT for 13 (8). Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Tim Sherwood saw his new Aston Villa side edge into the FA Cup quarter finals with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Villa Park.Sherwood had a watching brief but after a goalless opening 45 minutes, his half-time team-talk seemed to galvanise Villa and goals from Leandro Bacuna and Scott Sinclair settled a scrappy game.Andrej Kramaric netted an injury-time consolation for the Foxes but they could not force a replay.First-team coach Scott Marshall took charge of Villa after ex-Tottenham boss Sherwood was appointed as Paul Lambert’s successor on Saturday.Marcin Wasilewski hit the post for Leicester and Shay Given denied Matty James while Christian Benteke and Andi Weimann had goals ruled out for offside for the hosts.But Villa reached the last eight for the first time since 2010 despite their late scare.Benteke, Bacuna, Ron Vlaar, Tom Cleverley and Given all returned for Villa while Leicester replaced the cup-tied Robert Huth with Wasilewski. Foxes boss Nigel Pearson was also in the stands and would have been worried by the Foxes’ slow start.Eager to impress, Villa opened well and Weimann blazed over from 16 yards but their attacking threat waned, showing Sherwood the immediate problem he needs to fix.While there was plenty of endeavours the hosts lacked quality with Benteke isolated and unable to seriously trouble the Foxes defence.It gave Leicester encouragement and Wasilewski glanced James’ corner across goal and to the face of the far post after 12 minutes.advertisement Slowly, the Foxes began to assert themselves and Kramaric went down under pressure from Vlaar before Wes Morgan headed over.Leicester were on top and Villa needed to roll back the years after 31 minutes to deny James.Jeff Schlupp’s pass was dummied by Esteban Cambiasso for James to arrow a shot towards the top corner, only for Given to produce a wonderful fingertip save.Villa did not need another warning and thought they were ahead a minute before the break when Benteke swept into the corner, but his strike was ruled out for offside.Seemingly buoyed by Sherwood’s half-time words, the hosts began the second half well and Fabian Delph’s mis-hit header flew over before Mark Schwarzer saved at Benteke’s feet after Vlaar’s header caught out the Leicester defence. The Foxes looked ragged and Benteke headed wide before Villa finally made their dominance count after 68 minutes.Vlaar slipped a cute ball through to Bacuna and the midfielder cut inside to unleash a curling effort into the bottom corner from 18 yards.Two minutes later Weimann had the ball in the net, only to be pulled up for offside, and Benteke fired over after outpacing Matthew Upson.A dour game had come to life and Leicester almost hit back when Kramaric failed to force the ball in after Given had spilled a cross.Vlaar then denied Riyad Mahrez with a last-ditch tackle and Kramaric headed over. But Villa made it 2-0 in the 89th minute when substitute Sinclair wriggled free. His weak shot was straight at Schwarzer but the keeper spilled it into his own net.Leicester immediately hit back in stoppage time when Kramaric headed in Schlupp’s cross but Villa held on.