IPL 2020 live score DC 154-4: SIX, FOUR! Stoinis manages to absolutely muscle a pull shot just over the fielder and the ropes for a maximum. Pant then top edges one for a boundary to end the over. Bangalore lose but make the playoffs.
IPL 2020 live score DC 136-4: OUT! Rahane plays an absolutely needless reverse sweep off sUndar and picks out Dube at short third man. Bangalore suddenly have two wickets.
IPL 2020 live score DC 132-3: OUT! Iyer is enticed by a ball that is tossed up by Shahbaz and he goes for the big shot but only manages to find Siraj at long-on. Too little too late for Bangalore?
IPL 2020 live score DC 128-2: Chahal's final over goes for 7 runs and it is now time for the time-out. Bangalore are all out of ideas at this point and it is a matter of when and not if Delhi seal their spot in the play-offs.
IPL 2020 live score DC 121-2: Chahal's third over goes for 6 runs and Ahmed's over also goes for the exact same number of runs. Rahane brings up his half-century too.
IPL 2020 live score DC 107-2: OUT! Dhawan tamely scoops one up to Dube at short fine leg off Ahmed and the southpaw has to go now. But Delhi are in a commanding position to win still.
IPL 2020 live score DC 99-1: Shabaz Ahmed's firsy over goes for 5 whereas Udana's second over goes for 13, including two boundaries. Oh and Dhawan brings up his fifty too!
IPL 2020 live score DC 81-1: Dhawan manages another boundary off Chahal as his second over goes for 7 runs. Sundar's third over gives away no fours but still costs 8 runs. Bangalore look bereft of ideas for now.
IPL 2020 live score DC 66-1: Yuzvendra Chahal's first over goes for 9 including a Rahane sweep for a boundary. Sundar then follows with an economical over that goes for just 4. Delhi are cruising here.
IPL 2020 live score DC 53-1: Washington Sundar's first over goes for 8 and Isuru Udana's first over is even more expensive, going for 11. Delhi are on a roll here. Rahane and Dhawan are well set.
IPL 2020 live score DC 34-1: Siraj's second over is a better one than his first as it goes for just the one boundary, with 6 runs coming off it. Delhi are going okay for now though.
IPL 2020 live score DC 28-1: FOUR! Dhawan continues to find the boundary as he dispatches a short and wide one from Morris. 9 runs come off the over. Delhi are still in charge of this match.
IPL 2020 live score DC 19-1: FOUR, FOUR, OUT! Shaw gets in on the act but Siraj has the last laugh. Begins the over with a wristy shot through square leg and then a dot ball later plays a similar shot. Siraj gets one to angle in then move away ever so slightly. Shaw is beaten and the ball finds his stumps!
IPL 2020 live score DC 11-0: FOUR, FOUR! Dhawan gets two boundaries on the off side and Delhi are off to the races on the front foot. Not the start Bangalore would have wanted.
IPL 2020 live score: Right, we are about to get underway in the second innings. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for DC, Chris Morris has the new ball for RCB. Here we go!
IPL 2020 live score RCB 152-7: Nortje's final over goes for just 7 runs and gains two wickets. That's about as perfect a final over as is possible. Bangalore will probably feel like they're about 20 runs short.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 145-5: SIX, FOUR, OUT! ABD starts Rabada's over with a six and Dube smashed a four too but then he holes out to Rahane to end the over.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 134-8: FOUR, SIX, FOUR! This is the big over Bangalore needed. If they can continue this momentum then even 160 would be a decent total.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 117-4: Rabada bowls the 17th over and it is an excellent one as he gives away just 5 runs. Bangalore need ABD and Dube to fire heavily in the remaining 3 overs.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 112-4: OUT! Nortje gets two in the same over. Chris Morris goes for a big shot by charging down but he only manages to edge one to Pant.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 112-3: SIX AND OUT! De Villiers gets a maximum off Nortje but the South African manages to castle Padikkal two balls later. Bangalore again undone by a lack of runs in the middle overs.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 103-2: Sams' third over is an expensive one that goes for 13, including a boundary from Padikkal who also brings up his half-century. Bangalore need him to score a big one.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 90-2: Axar Patel finishes off his spell and his final over and it goes for 7 runs. No wickets but the left-arm spinner was economical once again.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 82-2: OUT! Kohli goes for the big shot and perishes. He looks to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary but picks out Marcus Stoinis instead.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 81-1: SIX! Kohli takes on Axar and launches him over long-on for an 86m maximum. 13 runs came off the 12th over. RCB need more of this.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 68-1: FOUR! Kohli misses Rabada's first ball but the second one is dispatched over extra cover for a boundary. That being said, Bangalore need to up the ante here.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 60-1: Axar's second over goes for just 4 runs and he could have had a wicket too but Nortje dropped Kohli of all people! That may come back to haunt them.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 56-1: Ashwin bowls his third over of the match and it is once again an economical one that goes for just 4 runs. Timeout is now taken at the end of 9 overs.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 52-1: Ashwin's second over goes for 6 runs, including a boundary. Axar Patel then comes into the attack and his first over also goes for 6 runs.
IPL 2020 live score RCB 40-1: FOUR, FOUR! Kohli gets one boundary off Nortje before Padikkal does the same a two deliveries later. RCB will hope these two can build a big partnership.
IPL 2020 Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Latest Updates IPL 2020 Live Score: SIX, FOUR! Stoinis manages to absolutely muscle a pull shot just over the fielder and the ropes for a maximum. Pant then top edges one for a boundary to end the over. Bangalore lose but make the playoffs.
Preview: The stage is set in Abu Dhabi. It is a huge game. Almost a knockout. A playoff berth is at stake and the winner takes it all. RCB and DC have both played 13 matches, won 7 and lost 6 and are separated by the thinnest of margins in Net Run Rate. They have had similar journeys in the IPL 2020 too winning more than two-thirds of their first 10 matches and then witnessing a dramatic change in fortunes losing their last 4 (DC) and 3 (RCB) matches respectively.
The batting is the main problem for both the teams. Shikhar Dhawan – DC’s batsman of the tournament – has suddenly seen a dip in form and registered scores of 6, 0 and 0 in his last three innings. Rishabh Pant is struggling to find his destructive prowess and has a strike rate of only 87.5 in the last four matches. Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer have not aggregated a total of 70 runs in the last 8 innings (combined). RCB’s old headache of over dependency on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli has come to haunt them again in the tournament. The pair have not been amongst the runs in the last couple of matches resulting in losses for their franchise.
There are issues in the bowling departments too. While Kagiso Rabada – the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament – has gone wicketless in the last couple of matches and also been thrashed around the park, Axar Patel has been held back courtesy a number of left-handers in the opposition team. The faster bowlers of RCB, who had done a commendable job for the team till the first 10 matches, have also been taken for aplenty in the last three encounters – Chris Morris had been a great addition mid-way for the RCB – he was picking wickets and was very restrictive. But he has gone at a rate of 9.81, 9 and 9.5 in the last three matches. Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn and Navdeep Saini have also taken a beating.