File photo of Rajasthan team. Photograph: IANS
Both the teams will fight to register their first win in IPL 2019.
Apr 02, 2019, 11.33 PM
Rajasthan have defeated Bangalore by seven wickets to register their first win in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rahul Tripathi hit the winning runs as he remained unbeaten on 34 runs.
Apr 02, 2019, 10.55 PM
Chahal struck again to end Jos Buttler's stay. The Rajasthan opener departed for 59 runs which included eight boundaries and one six.
After 14 overs, Rajasthan's score stands at 111/2.
Apr 02, 2019, 10.39 PM
Chahal has come to Bangalore's rescue and broke the opening partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler.
Chahal dismissed Rajasthan skipper Rahane for 22 runs.
After 10 overs, the hosts' score stands at 80 for the loss of one wicket.
Apr 02, 2019, 10.16 PM
Fifty comes up for Rajasthan in just 5.3 overs. The home ground factor is working really well for the side as Bangalore are failing to restrict the Rajasthan openers.
Apr 02, 2019, 10.10 PM
Chasing 159 runs, Rajasthan have got the required start they wanted. After four overs, the hosts have scored 45 for no loss.
Ajinkya Rahane is playing on 11 while Buttler is playing at 28.
Apr 02, 2019, 09.39 PM
Bangalore were able to score 158 runs for the loss of four wickets in their 20 overs.
Apart from Parthiv's brilliant 65, Moeen Ali and Stoinis had established a partnership to lift Bangalore's total.
WHAT. CHEEKINESS. Great shot, Stoinis! Bet Zampa would've loved that! We've ended our innings with a boundary. 158-4! Stoinis 31(28) and Mo Ali 18(9) taking us to 20 overs. #playBold #VIVOIPL2019 #RRvRCB— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 2, 2019
Rajasthan, having ground factor, should easily reach the score.
Apr 02, 2019, 09.24 PM
Parthiv's brilliant inning comes to an end as the batman was dismissed by Rajasthan's Jofra Archer.
His innings included nine boundaries and one six.
Stoinis is still on crease along with Moeen Ali.
Apr 02, 2019, 09.21 PM
Bangalore have scored 125 runs in 17 overs. Three more overs and they need around 160 to fight the hosts Rajasthan.
Apr 02, 2019, 09.11 PM
Bangalore are 107/3 after 15 overs. Parthiv is the backbone of the team right now, who is well supported by Marcus Stoinis.
Apr 02, 2019, 09.04 PM
Parthiv Patel has registered a crucial half century to give Bangalore some hope as wickets are tumbling at the other end.
Patel played some phenomenal shots to keep the side alive in the game.
He reached his 50-run mark in just 30 balls which includes seven boundaries and one six.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.53 PM
12 overs have been bowled and Bangalore's score stands at 83 for the loss of three wickets.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.52 PM
It's Shreyas Gopal's day. The bowler has now dismissed Shimron Hetmyer to dent Bangalore's innings.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.44 PM
Bangalore are 73/2 after 10 overs
Despite managing a decent start, Bangalore have lost two crucial wickets and of two most important batsmen.
Dependency on Kohli and De Villiers have always been high and the two were dismissed by Shreyas Gopal.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.39 PM
Shreyas Gopal's strikes again!
Rajasthan's leg-break bowler Gopal struck again to get rid off AB de Villiers. In his previous over, Gopal had clean bowled Virat Kohli.
Parthiv is well settled on crease and is going strong against Rajasthan bowlers.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.31 PM
What a wicket!
Shreyas Gopal clean bowled Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli for 23 runs. Kohli was playing strong along with Jadhav before a corker from Gopal gave Rajasthan their main man.
AB de Villiers has come to crease. Fans have high hopes form the batsman.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.15 PM
Virat Kohli looks in good form as he is hitting it hard. Kohli has sored 20 runs so far and is well supported by Parthiv Patel.
After four overs, Bangalore's score stands at 29 for no loss.
Apr 02, 2019, 08.02 PM
And the clash begins!!
Virat Kohli has open for his side along with Parthiv Patel. Kohli has lately been out of form but needs one inning to make a comeback.
Parthiv, on the other hand, is capable to hit and establish a partnership.
Apr 02, 2019, 07.42 PM
Congratulations to Virat Kohli and Bangalore!!
Kohli has never won the IPL title and this year also his team is sitting at the bottom of the points table.
Apr 02, 2019, 07.38 PM
Speaking after the toss, Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane said, "We have had three close games, should have closed it. But this is another opportunity and we are looking forward to it. We will bowl first, looks like a dry wicket, there might be some dew later on as well. Looking to keep them down to a small score. Sanju Samson is injured and he misses out, Stuart Binny is in. Varun Aaron replaces Jaydev Unadkat."
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli said, "It's never nice to start without a win, but we are excited about this game. It's a long tournament, if you get on a roll, you can win plenty. We wanted to bat first, if the pitch gets scruffed up, we might have a good chance. Plus, we have that type of combination, defending makes more sense. We have three changes, Akshdeep Nath replaces Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini is in for Barman and Stoinis makes his RCB debut - de Grandhomme makes way."
Apr 02, 2019, 07.36 PM
Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Rajasthan (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron
Apr 02, 2019, 07.33 PM
Welcome to the live updates of Rajasthan vs Bangalore.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane will lock horns to register their first win in IPL 2019. Both the teams have lost all the three games that they have played.
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