File photo of teams Bangalore and Rajasthan (R). Photograph: IANS
Rajasthan come into the contest on the back of two consecutive wins and, more importantly, not losing momentum with the departure of their three big foreign attractions - Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.
May 01, 2019, 12:27 AM
That's all for today. Stay tuned fro more updates.
May 01, 2019, 12:26 AM
It's started to rain again!
And, that's that. The match has been abandoned. An anti-climactic finish. So, Bangalore are officially out of the tournament.
May 01, 2019, 12:25 AM
Sanju Samson departs. He contributed crucial 28 runs to give Rajasthan the required start.
May 01, 2019, 12:21 AM
Rajasthan are 40 for no loss after 3 overs. The side needs 23 runs in 12 balls.
6,1,0,0,6,4 are the equation of the third over.
Sanju Samson have been hitting from the very first ball. The batsman hit two sixes in one over off Kulwant Khejroliya.
May 01, 2019, 12:16 AM
4,6,1,1,0,0 are the second over equation. Navdeep Saini was the man with the ball and did a brilliant job.
Rajasthan are 22 after two overs and need 41 runs in 18 balls.
May 01, 2019, 12:07 AM
Rajasthan are 10 for no loss after one over.
Liam Livingstone and Sanju Samson begin the chase of 63 runs.
0,6,4,0,0,0 are the equation of the first over bowled by Bangalore's Umesh Yadav. Yadav has leaked too many runs in previous games also.
But made a comeback in the last three balls.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:57 PM
Bangalore are 62/7 after 5 overs
This is the final over and Bangalore have pulled up their socks.
Klaasen is on strike along with Pawan Negi. The batsman hits a shot and Klaasen falls. the team lost another wicket of Pawan Negi, who was trying to hit a shot.
Bangalore have failed to capitalise the start give by Kohli and De Villiers. The side had lost seven wickets in less than five overs.
Rajasthan need 63 runs runs to win this short encounter.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:51 PM
Four overs have been bowled and Bangalore are 54 for the loss of 5 wickets.
1,4,2,2,0,W are the equation of the fourth over. Something Bangalore would not be proud of if compared to the first over.
While Rajasthan are taking wicket in almost every over. This time, it was Parthiv Patel, who lost his wicket to Jaydev Unadkat
Apr 30, 2019, 11:45 PM
Rajasthan take fourth wicket and this time it is Riyan Parag, who got it. Bangalore lost four wickets in quick succession.
Parag's delivery was lifted in air and went safely in the hands of Lomror.
Parthiv Patel is on the crease now along with Heinrich Klaasen.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:41 PM
Bangalore lost three wicket in one over. Are 35/3 after 2 overs
6,4,2,W, W,W are the equation of the second over bowled by Shreyas Gopal.
Gopal dismissed Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli to maintain his top performance in the IPL 2019.
The bowler struck again and took wicket of AB de Villiers on the very next ball.
Eyeing hat-trick Gopal bowled a beautiful delivery which went for another wicket. And this time it was Marcus Stoinis.
What an over it has been for the bowler, especially in a batting dominating game and i such immense pressure where the over to be bowled are just five.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:32 PM
Bangalore are 23 for no loss after one over.
It's just five overs game and the side should aim near 80 runs if they want to win this short encounter.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:28 PM
Virat Kohli starts the inning and hits two sixes on first two balls off Varun Aaron.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:27 PM
Alrighty! We're set for a five-over shootout. Get ready and fasten your seatbelts, folks.
The umpires walk out. Loud cheers follow from the home fans. Rajasthan boys in a huddle. Out walk the openers for Bangalore -
It's going to be ABD and Kohli.
No-brainer. A must-win game and the senior pro have taken the onus.
Apr 30, 2019, 08:55 PM
Apr 30, 2019, 08:01 PM
It has started to pour at the Chinnaswamy. The groundstaff bringing in the covers. It doesn't seem like too heavy, just a faint drizzle but good enough to hold up play.
Apr 30, 2019, 07:38 PM
Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas
Apr 30, 2019, 07:38 PM
Speaking after the toss, Rajasthan skipper Steve Smith said, "Hopefully, we can bowl well and restrict them to a good total. You don't try to think too much about that (playoffs). We just have to play to win. One change for us. Mahipal Lomror comes in for Ashton Turner."
Meanwhile, Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said, " I've lost 10 tosses out of 12. This is a ground where the pitch is going to be nice in both the innings. Still if you play good cricket and bowl well, you have a good chance of winning. We can max get to 12 points, it's about enjoying these two games. "
Apr 30, 2019, 07:33 PM
Rajasthan have won the toss and have opted to bowl against Virat Kohli-led side.
Apr 30, 2019, 07:16 PM
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The change in leadership at Rajasthan has helped the forms of both the relieved-of-duty captain Ajinkya Rahane and the incumbent Steve Smith, as well as that of the team.
Apr 30, 2019, 07:13 PM
For all practical purposes, RCB fell out of the playoffs race with their loss to Delhi Capitals on Sunday as no team has ever qualified with 12 points so far. But mathematically, they hang on.
Rajasthan, have a little bit more of a breathing space. One extra win than their hosts after 12 games means they have a slightly better control of their fate.
Apr 30, 2019, 07:13 PM
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