On Sunday, fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders will travel to Bengaluru to face seventh-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium for the matchday 29 action of the ongoing Indian Premier League. The hosts led by skipper Virat Kohli are occupying the sixth position in the IPL standings with two wins and four losses. The current RCB campaign resembles similar shades of what Kohli and co-witnessed in 2015 and 2016 seasons. Despite struggling in the initial stages of the tournament in both the previous seasons, RCB managed to seal a place in playoffs. RCB will be looking to bounce back from the second place and a win over KKR could be a turning point in their campaign.

Highlights from the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore:

12:00 AM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 176/4,  19.1 overs, Karthik out for 23, Lynn 62*  

Umesh to bowl the last over: FOUR! that will do it, a tremendous square cut by Gill to end the innings. KKR win by 6 wickets. 

12:00 AM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 171/4,  19 overs, Karthik out for 23, Lynn 62  

Southee replaced by Siraj: TWO! Good looking shot by Karthik as he gets a quick double on the first ball. SIX! Massive SIX by Karthik as he puts pressure on Siraj. He is in a hurry to wrap this one folk. Shot again by Karthik as he gets a quick double on the next ball. KKR are close and there are fewer chances of blowing this one. Karthik misses this one. He hammered that one but its taken by VIRAT KOHLI! WHAT A CATCH BY KOHI! Karthik is out for 23. He has brought KKR on the brink of a memorable win with his quick fire 23. Next man in his Gill and he will keep the strike after taking a single on the last ball. End of the over, KKR are now 171-4 in 19 overs. KKR need 4 runs in 7 balls. 

11:52 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 161/3,  18 overs, Karthik 13, Lynn 62  

Southee replaces Siraj: FOUR! Lynn smashes Southee for a much-needed boundary on the first ball. Lynn then takes a single to put Dinesh Karthik on strike. Karthik pushes for two and gets it in the end—good running between the two. RCB made a strong case in this one and umpire seeks approval from the third umpire. NOT OUT! Karthik to continue. FOUR! Good timing by Karthik as he gets the better of the RCB fielders. 12  runs from it so far. Full toss bash down the ground by Karthik as he retains the strike. End of the over, KKR are now 161-3 in 18 overs.    

11:45 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 147/3,  17 overs, N Rana retired hurt 11, Russell out for duck, Lynn 53*    

Ashwin replaced by Siraj: Siraj starts with a WIDE! Extras—Something which RCB need to keep in check now. Slappy drive by Lynn as he has to settle for a single now. FOUR! A vital boundary for KKR as Nitish Rana drives it four. Chahal should’ve done better. KKR now need 37 runs in 22 balls. Nitish Rana is down apparently and has been limping off the field. He is been replaced by the birthday boy Russell who still has 15 minutes to win this for KKR on his 30th birthday. UP IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Russell tried to sail the first ball off for six but failed miserably. Big wicket for the home side as Russell departs for a golden duck. What drama here at Chinnaswaymy—First Nitish Rana gets limped off. He was replaced by Russell who departed for a golden duck. Next batsman for KKR is skipper Dinesh Karthik. WIDE! Siraj gets carried away in this one, bleeds another extra. Single taken by Lynn as Karthik faces the music. KKR steals quick doubles from RCB fielders. Direct hit and Lynn was gone in that one. 10 runs from this over already. FOUR! Siraj goes for 14 as KKR ends the 17th over by on 147-3. They now need 29 runs to win i9n 18 balls. 

11:30 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 133/2,  16 overs, N Rana 11, Lynn 53    

Southee replaced by Ashwin: Dropped! Straight through the hands of Umesh Yadav. Rana sweeps the next ball to give Lynn the strike. KKR need 48 runs to win in 26 balls. Shot! One bounce four by Chris Lyyn as he eases of the pressure for KKR dugout. End of the over, KKR are 133-2 in 16 overs. They now need 43 runs in 24 balls. 

11:25 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 124/2,  15 overs, N Rana 4, Lynn 52    

Southee replaces Chahal: Back to back single for KKR as Southee returns for RCB. Quick single taken by Nitish Rana after completely missing out the chance to pull Southee. Bowling in the death overs, RCB have struggled so far. Excellent over by Southee so far. Another dot by the Kiwi pacer to end his third over. 15 gone, KKR are now 124-2 with 5 overs to go. 

11:20 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 120/2,  14 overs, N Rana 2, Lynn 50    

Chahal replaces Ashwin: FOUR! Lynn sliced it real hard as he gets a boundary on the first ball. So far so good for KKR as Lynn is playing sensible cricket. He is keen on converting singles into doubles and his dealing with singles if boundaries are now expected. Without taking much risks after losing out Uthappa, Lynn gets to his fifty on the second last ball. End of the over, just 8 runs from it as KKR reach 120-2 in 14 overs. KKR now need 56 in 36 balls.  

11:15 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 112/2,  13 overs, Uthappa out for 36, Lynn 43    

Ashwin replaces Yadav: OUT! Uthappa departs for 36 as Ashwin takes another important wicket for RCB. Southee takes an easy catch as Uthappa is removed by Ashwin, who has bagged his 2nd wicket. Nitish Rana is the next man in for KKR. Singl taken by Rana as he gets off the mark. Not the greatest of timing in this shot but Lynn gets a quick 2 on the fourth delivery. Swing and a miss by Lynn on the next ball. Sweeps it again to get a  single as Lynn retains the strike. 6 runs and wicket for Ashwin in this one. End of the over, KKR are now 112-2 in 13 overs. They now need 64 runs in 42 balls.   

11:10 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 107/1,  12 overs, Uthappa 36, Lynn 38    

U Yadav replaces Chahal: Wicket less Yadav has been decent with his first 3 balls so far. He bowled the previous one very short to get a first bounce warning by the umpire. SIX! What a hit by Robin Uthappa to end the over. KKR are now 108-1 in 12 overs.  

11:05 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 98/1,  11 overs, Uthappa 29, Lynn 38    

Ashwin replaced by Chahal: Single taken by Lynn on the first ball. SIX! What a shot by Uthappa. Not worried about the turn as he was in cruise control. Squares the next ball for a single. Lynn sweeps this one for a single. The partnership is now 38 off 23 balls now. KKR need 79 of 55. Uthappa drives it for another single. End of the over, KKR are now 98-1 in 11 overs.  

11:05 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 88/1,  10 overs, Uthappa 21, Lynn 36    

Ashwin replaces Siraj: FOUR! Impeccable timing by Robin Uthappa, he gets a boundary for that. Another one by Uthappa as he gets FOUR more on the next ball. Pressure back on Ashwin. Uthappa takes a single to rotate the strike. Lynn checks his stroke and finds the gap with a boundary. Single taken by Lynn as they bag 14 runs from the over. KKR are now 88-1 in 10 overs. 

11:05 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 74/1,  9 overs, Uthappa 12, Lynn 31    

Ashwin replaced by Siraj: Required rate has now reached 9.04 as Siraj continues his spell. Single and dot ball so far for Siraj as Uthappa tries to settle in. Swept away on the leg side by Uthappa as gets a welcome boundary. Siraj is upset with fielding. Strong bottom hand by Robin to give back strike to Lynn. Lynn was earlier droped by Ashwin in Chahal’s over. End of the over, Siraj bowls a dot to end things in the 8th over.  

11:00 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 67/1,  9 overs, Narine out for 27, Lynn 30    

Ashwin replaces Siraj: Murugan Ashwin makes his debut as RCB bowler. OUT! What a start by former RPS bowler. Ashwin removes danger man Suni Narine who is disappointed with his short. de Grandhomme takes an easy catch as Narine departs for a decent 27. Next man is in from Robin Uthappa who gets off the mark on the first ball. Single taken by Lynn to give Uthappa the strike. SIX! Uthappa just clears the rope for a six. Big turn again as Ashwin ends his first over pretty well. KKR are now 67-1 in 8 overs. They need 109 off 72 balls.     

10:55 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 59/0,  7 overs, Narine 27 Lynn 29    

Siraj replaces Chahal: Play was stopped due to rain. Play resumes and Siraj has been smacked away for FOUR!. Dot to end the over, KKR are now 59-0 in 7 overs.  

10:20 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 51/0,  6 overs, Narine 25 Lynn 24    

Chahal replaces Umesh: Peach of a delivery by Chahal to start his spell. Another dot ball by RCB bowler. Swing and a miss by Lynn again. FOUR! Smacked away by Lynn, he will get a boundary for this. Dominant batting by KKR openers so far as they bring 50-up for the visitors. Swing and a miss again! how much required to Chahal to hit the stumps? End of the over, time for a strategic timeout as KKR reach 51-0 after 6 overs. 

10:15 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 47/0,  5 overs, Narine 25 Lynn 20    

Chahal replaced by Umesh: FOUR! A glorious strike by Lynn as he starts with a boundary. Yadav makes a comeback with 2 back to back dot deliveries. Stand and deliver! Lynn slots home for a SIX! Straight back where Umesh came from. A shift in momentum for KKR at the moment. Single is taken on the next ball as Narine faces the last ball. Good ball in the end, no run taken. KKR are now 47-0 in 5 overs. 

10:10 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 36/0, 4 overs, Narine 25 Lynn 9    

Chahal replaces Southee: FOUR! Swept away on the leg side by Lynn. Tries the same on the third ball but gets nowhere. Down the track goes Lynn and DROPPED! Things are going in KKR’s favour so far. End of the over, Chahal went for 7 runs in his 1st over. KKR are now 36-0 in 4 overs. 

10:05 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 29/0, 3 overs, Narine 24 Lynn 3    

 Umesh Yadav replaced by Southee: FOUR! Narine is toying with fielders at the moment. RCB are unlucky so far as Sunil Narine is finding the gap with his misfired shots. Long on goes back after a small set of cameos by Narine. Slower one by Southee as he registers a dot ball. IN THE GAP AGAIN! Narine takes a quick two again, whether he is placing them well, intentionally or not is the question. Dot ball again by Southee as ends his second over. KKR are now 29- in 3 overs. 

10:00 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 18/0, 2 overs, Narine 14 Lynn 3    

 Umesh Yadav to Narine: SIX! Baby six by Narine as he uses to pace of Yadav’s ball to get the maximum result. FOUR! 10 runs on the first 2 balls. Just 2 runs after taken after that. High and safe! Single taken again as Umesh Yadav goes for 13 in his first over. End of the over KKR are 18/0 in 2 overs. 

9:55 PM IST —  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 5/0, 1 over, Narine 2 Lynn 2    

Tim Southee to Chris Lynn: First ball dot as Tim Southee embarks his debut in the 11th edition of Indian Premier League. Back to back single Narine and Lynn. Attempted yorker, smacked away by Lewis, will get only a single as Narine gets back on strike. Dropped! Decent chance missed by RCB as Narine mistimed his short. Southee goes short—umpire calls for a WIDE. Slow delivery smashed by Narine as he gets a couple. End of the 1st over, KKR are  5 without loss. 

9:38 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 175/4, after 20 overs, Kohli 69*  Grandhomme 11

M Johnson bowls the last over: 3 of the first two from Johnson so far. SIX! Too big for the fielder on the rope there as Kohli gets a maximum on the third ball. Tiny boundary and Kohli latches on to it. 9 of the over so far. Dot and RCB steals a single—Swing and a miss from everyone! Dot ball by Johnson, no run taken as Karthk was quick this time. Kohli goes for the big one and connects it superbly! SIX of the last ball captain Kohli takes RCB to decent 175-4 in 20 overs. KKR leaked 66 runs in the last 5 overs. Leading the team from the front was Virat Kohli who remained unbeaten on 68 off 44 balls. KKR need 176 to win in 20 overs. 

9:32 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 159/4, after 19 overs, Kohli 57  Grandhomme 5

Mavi replaces Russell: Excellent piece of fielding by KKR’s Rinku Singh. Decent over by Mavi just 6 runs from it. Wide and a single in the end. Mavi completes this one superbly. RCB are now 159-4 in 19 overs.  

9:30 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 150/3, after 18 overs Grandhomme 5, Kohli 57 

Narine replaced by Russell: SIX! Smashed like a mosquito on a wall. Kohli gets the maximum on the first ball. Takes a single on the next ball. IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Mandeep departs, he thought he picked this one but was denied by Mavi. Mavi takes a blinder at the deep, RCB are now 4 down for 140-4 in 17.3 overs. Next man is de Grandhomme for RCB. Kohli snatches a quick double as Grandhomme sprints home safely. In the gap but squared by the fielder, 50 comes up for Virat Kohli. Brilliant innings again by Kohli, that’s his 3rd in this season. Kohli goes again and that’s a Virat Kohli special! Kohli used the pace of Russell to strike a massive hit. End of the over, Russell is expenisve in the end. RCB are now 150-4 in 18 overs. 

9:22 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 133/3, after 17 overs Mandeep 19, Kohli 40 

Narine replaces Mavi: Starts with a dot ball. Virat goes for it..just one bounce as fielder collects it, just one run. SIX! Wonderful cricket shot by Mandeep. Good stroke on the next as he takes a single. This partnership has been driven by Virat Kohli so far. SIX! Virat Kohli takes the aerial route again and punishes Narine. He ends his 4 overs by consuming 16 runs in his last over.  

9:18 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 118/3, after 16 overs Mandeep 6, Kohli 38 

Narine replaced by Mavi: FOUR! Kohli starts Mavi’s spell just how he started Narine’s—boundary on the first ball. Another masterstroke by RCB skipper! Four more to Kohli on the fourth ball. Mavi currently balling with no third man. 2 boundaries and three dot to him. Single after that as Kohli retains the strike again. End of the over RCB are now 118-3 in 16 overs.  

9:12 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 108/3, after 15 overs Mandeep 6, Kohli 29 

M Johnson replaced by Sunil Narine: FOUR! Inside out by Kohli as he gets a boundary on the first ball. Brilliant shot on the next but good effort by Rusell as he saves 2 runs. Kohli takes another double as he finds the gap. Dot by Narine as he recovers well. Single taken by Kohli as he retains the strike. End of the over RCB are now 108-3 after 15 overs. 

9:06 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 100/3, after 14 overs Mandeep 6, Kohli 20  

Kuldeep Yadav replaced by M Johnson: FOUR! Kohli is indeed an exquisite timer of the ball. Gets a boundary and takes a single on the next. Johnson has been decent in his second over. He has not gone for plenty in this one. Virat Kohli to face the last ball. Down the track comes Kohli but holds back the stroke to take a single. 100 comes up for RCB, RCB are 100 for 3 in 14 overs. 

9:02 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 90/3, after 13 overs Mandeep 4, Kohli 12  

Andre Russell replaced by Kuldeep Yadav: KKR are not breaking the shackles yet. RCB are still moving steadily after losing quick wickets. 3 runs so far from Kuldeep Yadav. Dot again as he ends another excellent over. RCB are now 91-3 in 13 overs. 

9:00 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 88/3, after 12 overs Mandeep 3, Kohli 11  

Andre Russell replaces Kuldeep Yadav: Russell continues his impressive spell. Starts with a WIDE, then a dot ball. Kohli takes a single to give Mandeep the strike. DROPPED! Mandeep survives this one, single taken to put back skipper on strike. GLORIOUS! Absolute glorious from Virat Kohli as he smashes Russell for a boundary. Single taken by the skipper as Kohli retains the strike. End of the over, RCB are now 88-3 in 12 overs.  

8:55 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 79/3, after 11 overs Mandeep 1, Kohli 6  

Andre Russell replaced by Kuldeep Yadav: What an over that was from Russell. Yadav has been brought back by DK. Yadav has been decent so far. He has leaked just 4 runs from this over. End of the over, KKR are coming back with their bowlers as RCB’s run rate starts to dip. They are 79-3 after 11 overs. 

8:50 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 75/3, after 10 overs McCullum– out 36, Vohra gets a duck, Kohli 3  

Andre Russell replaces Kuldeep Yadav: Birthday boy McCullum squares the ball for a single, not that fine otherwise it would’ve been a boundary. Strong bottom hand by the skipper as he takes a single to rotate the strike. JUST ONCE BOUNCE! Fine shot by Brandon but it was straight at the fielder in the deep, single taken. Kohli gets him on strike after stealing another single on the next ball. Edge and a taken! Russell gambles with a quick delivery but gets his man. McCullum fails to hit this one as keeper Dinesh Karthik completes a simple catch. McCullum departs after making a decent 38 in 28 balls. Openers are removed by Kuldeep and Russell. RCB are 2 down for 74. Next man is Mannan Vohra. Bowled! Birthday boy gets 2 wickets in his first over. First he removed set batsman McCullum for 36. Then he cleaned Manan Vohra for a golden duck. 

8:45 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 70/1, after 9 overs McCullum– 36, de Kock out for 29

Chawla replaced by Kuldeep Yadav: Deep fielding setup by Kuldeep Yadav. OUT! Gill takes a good catch and once again the strategic timeout rescues KKR. de Kock goes for 29 and RCB lose their first wicket. Virat Kohli comes in to bat. Kohli gets a single to get off the mark. Swing and a miss by  McCullum. He takes a single on the next ball. Just 3 runs and a wicket, good comeback by KKR as RCB are now 70-1 in 9 overs. 

8:40 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 67/0, after 8 overs McCullum– 35, de Kock – 29

Chawla replaces Kuldeep Yadav: Single taken by de Kock. FOUR! Well bowled but unfortunately, McCullum gets a boundary. Flatter delivery gets a thick edge, no chance for the keeper. FOUR! McCullum finds the gap again! Chawla recovers with a dot. SIX! Right of the middle of the bat as McCullum smashes another maximum. End of the over, RCB are now 67-0 in 8 overs. 

Shivam Mavi replaced by Kuldeep Yadav: Single is taken by McCullum on the first ball. de Kock takes 2 on the next ball and takes a single to give McCullum the strike. SIX! McCullum gets into the attack and smashes Yadav for SIX!. End of the over RCB are now 52-0 in 7 overs. 

8:35 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 52/0, after 7 overs McCullum– 21, de Kock – 28

Shivam Mavi replaced by Kuldeep Yadav: Single is taken by McCullum on the first ball. de Kock takes 2 on the next ball and takes a single to give McCullum the strike. SIX! McCullum gets into the attack and smashes Yadav for SIX!. End of the over RCB are now 52-0 in 7 overs. 

8:30 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 40/0, after 6 overs McCullum– 13, de Kock – 24

Sunil Narine replaced by Shivam Mavi: With Johnson going for plenty in his first over, DK has decided to will use the pace of Shivam Mavi to get the first breakthrough. Mavi went for 1/58 in his last match. This season, Mavi has struggled to bowl in the death overs. Down the track goes McCullum but will get a single in the end. 2 back to back single for RCB so far in this over. Mavi bowls a dot, so decent first three balls by him so far. Low full toss outside off stump, de Kock takes a single. McCullum was hoping that the umpire will call this one a wide, only the first bounce of the over as Mavi gets another dot. Mavi tries the yorker but McCullum converts it by coming down the track. Good fielding by birthday boy Russell as he saves 3 runs. Single taken on the last ball as RCB reach 40-0 in 6 overs. 

8:25 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 36/0, after 5 overs McCullum– 11, de Kock – 22

Sunil Narine replaces Micthell Johnson: Quick steal by McCullum as he takes a single. de Kock is trying to settle in this spell of Narine. He has played two dot balls so far. FOUR! Aggressive and confident play by the South African as he guides the ball for FOUR elegantly. 6 runs have come so far in Narine’s second over. de Kock ends the over with a single. RCB are now 36-0 in 5 overs. 

8:20 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 29/0, after 4 overs McCullum– 11, de Kock – 17

Chawla replaces Micthell Johnson: Four! Down the track comes McCullum and smashes him for FOUR! Takes a single on the next ball, good batting by the veteran Kiwi. De Kock takes a single to give McCullum the strike. Good recovery by Chawla after going for a boundary on the first ball. Reverse Sweep by McCullum but straight to the fielder, no run taken. End of the over, RCB are now taking charge, they are 29-0 in 4 overs so far. 

8:15 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 23/0, after 3 overs McCullum– 6, de Kock – 16

Sunil Narine replaced by Micthell Johnson: Australian seamer M Johnson has been introduced by Dinesh Karthik. McCullum gets off the mark on the first ball with a single. de Kock flicks the next for another single (Leg Bye). FOUR! Down the track comes McCullum and smashes Johnson for four! WIDE! Clever variation by Johnson but he will have to re-ball this one. Strong bottom hand by McCullum; good sound from the bat as he takes a single to put De Kock on strike. Dot in the by Johnson as de Kock fails to find the gap. SIX! de Kock finds the gap beautifully to get the maximum result. End of the over Johnson goes for14 runs, RCB 23-0 in 3 overs. 

8:10 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 9/0, 2 overs McCullum– 0, de Kock – 9

Sunil Narine replaces Chawla: Quinton de Kock plays back to back dots and sweeps the next ball for a boundary! First boundary for RCB, Robin Uthhapa makes a brave effort to stop the ball but failed to do so. FOUR! De Kock walks across the stumps to take charge, gets a boundary in the end. After back to back boundaries, de Kock takes a single to retain the strike. End of the over, RCB are now 9-0 in 2 overs. 

8:05 PM IST —  Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 1/0, 1 over McCullum– 0, de Kock – 1

Piyush Chawla to Quinton de Kock:  Opening the bowling for KKR, Piyush Chawl has bowl 2 dots so far. Single taken on the next ball as De Kock scores first runs for RCB. McCullum plays 3 dot balls to end the first over. RCB are 1 without loss. Decent one by Chawla as Sunil Naraine takes over for KKR. 

7:40 PM IST — NO de Villiers! Big news coming from tonight’s match is that South African talisman and RCB star AB de Villiers has been rested for this match. Corey Anderson has been replaced by Brendon McCullum. KKR are unchanged against RCB tonight. 

07:30 PM IST  — KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has won the toss and Kolkata will bowl first at M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore.