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Cricket news - Live Cricket Score: RCB vs RR, Match 49, IPL 2019

Having won their last two games at home, will RCB extend the winning run?

And an anti-climatic end:

Rain has the final say which means that the teams have to share points after all those efforts. This also means that RCB are knocked out of this edition of the IPL.

Third over of the chase: Kulwant Khejroliya's first game of this IPL isn't one he would cherish. Samson starts with a six over cow corner and ends the over with a six and a four. RR are 40 for 0, needing 23 more off 12.

Second over of the chase: Navdeep Saini is in for some treatment from Livingstone, starts with a four and a six. de Villiers almost pulls off a stunner, but Livingstone survives. Saini conceded only two more singles, a decent job that. RR are 22 for 0, needing 41 more off 18.

First over of the chase: Sanju Samson starts with a six and a four off Umesh Yadav, but the pacer keeps it tight otherwise - bowling four dots in the opening over.

RCB finish with 62: The fifth over, which was bowled by Thomas, began with a no-ball. Klassen and Negi, though, couldn't make the most in the over, which yielded only eight runs and two dismissals. But the initial assault by Kohli and de Villiers has helped RCB set a daunting target, with RR needing to score at over 12 an over.

Fourth over: Jaydev Unadkat is brought on and he starts by conceding a single, before Parthiv Patel gets a top edge for a four. This is followed by two couples and a dot before RCB lose another wicket as Parthiv finds Oshane Thomas at fine leg while attempting a cheeky shot. RCB are 54 for 5.

Third over: A relatively quiet over from Riyan Parag, who concedes 2, 1 and 2 off his first three deliveries before being hit for a four by Gurkeerat Singh Mann. But the bowler has the last laugh as Gurkeerat departs off the next delivery. The last ball is a single. RCB are 45 for 4.

Hat tricks for RR:

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S Gopal vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2019

Second over: Shreyas Gopal is also greeted with a six by Kohli, over long on, followed by a thumping drive past mid off for a four. A fine piece of fielding by Liam Livingstone restricts the third one to a couple. And the skipper finally falls, finding the same fielder to depart for a 7-ball 25. The third time in 12 deliveries that Shreyas has dismissed the RCB captain, informs Deepu. De Villiers falls off the next delivery, miscuing one. Shreyas caps off a fine over with a hat-trick as Marcus Stoinis hits one straight to Steven Smith at mid-off. RCB are 35 for 3.

First over: Varun Aaron opens the attack and he gets quite a welcome from Kohli. A six over long-off is followed by a six over third man. The RCB skipper takes a single off the third delivery and watches de Villiers do some more damage. An outside edge travels to the boundary, and AB takes a couple off the next. The last ball is a four to deep midwicket as RCB amass 23.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to open.

Finally some good news: A five over game has been confirmed and the match will begin at 11:26 PM IST, informs Purnima.

Another update: "The umpires are in the middle and looking at the problem areas. That's what I can make out from here at least. 2-3 wet patches I am guessing, and they're getting an extensive blow dry," says Purnima.

Ominous signs:

"There's some water that's seeped on to the main pitch which is, in layman terms, being blow-dried now. The parallel pitch has a cover on. Hearing, that's because it's also damp," says Purnima.

Hope...is it a bad thing or a good thing?

The covers are off, stumps are being erected, and the umpires are walking out to the middle, pings Purnima.

Bad news, good news, bad, good...you get the drift:

"Stumps had been erected, but the whole square is under covers now," pings Purnima. She also brings this update: "11:26 is the cut-off for a 5-overs-a-side contest. Also, we've started to lose overs, 9pm was the cut-off, according to the scorers. Though the umpires have to convey how many overs we lose. That will of course happen only later now, once it stops raining for good."

Good news, for now

Scratch that: Purnima pings again mentioning that it has started drizzling again. Hide and seek continues.

Promising news:

"Reduced to a mere drizzle now, covers still very much intact," pings Purnima. She adds: "We're hearing that we should be okay if the game starts on/before 9:15 pm. Full 20 overs-a-side affair then. Super soppers waiting on the sidelines. Almost no rain now."

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Last night, David Warner signed off his campaign in style. While Steven Smith and Marcus Stoinis will be hoping to do that, rain is keeping them waiting.

Rain delays start:

Toss and teams:

Kohli and coin tosses, been quite a story in this IPL. This is his 10th loss at the toss out of 13 attempts. Steven Smith opts to bowl, with the Royals replacing Ashton Turner with Mahipal Lomror. For the hosts, Pawan Negi and Kulwant Khejroliya make it to the eleven.

Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas

Weather update:

Just a couple of hours before the match, it rained in Bengaluru. But the Chinnaswamy stadium is equipped with the sub-air system, which means that action should get underway quickly in case there is an interruption. Purnima pings with some positive news, saying that the covers are being peeled off and the couple of super-soppers have been making rounds.

Build-up:

One team is placed seventh and the other eighth. With 10 points from 12 matches, Rajasthan Royals are still in the hunt for play-offs but they'll need NRR-boosting victories in their last two matches to stand a chance of making it to the next round. Hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore might have also been in the reckoning had they won their previous game against Delhi Capitals. But with only four wins in 12 matches, they can rely on only mathematics to convince themselves that they still have a chance. Here's a look at the standings.

Purnima writes: "The change in leadership at RR 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. The Royals have since then won three of their four games, reviving their campaign that was all but over at the halfway stage...There are encouraging signs on the bowling front too."

While we await the the toss and team details, get up to speed with how things stand with both teams in our preview.

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