00:00 (IST): That's it for today. The next match is between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi at 4 pm IST.
23:57 (IST): Man of the match Sandeep Sharma was grateful to his captain for giving him the new ball. He hopes to continue his good form in the IPL.
"Having a good tournament, enjoying my bowling, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli wickets are very important for me. We were talking in our meeting, he (Gayle) does not hit the ball going away, that was our plan. Thankful to George Bailey for showing faith in me and giving me the new ball," said Sandeep with a shy smile on his face.
23:55 (IST): Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was gracious in defeat as he admits that his team was outplayed.
"We did not play as a unit, that is something that has happened in the past few games. We paid the price. We could have bowled better. One or two unfortunate decisions blocked our way (with the bat). If you lose early wickets it gets difficult. We have chased close to 200 quite a few times at this ground but it does not happen every time," he said.
"There is no room for complacency, might just be a blessing in disguise for us, we need to pull our socks up. We need to take more responsibility as a batting unit, things have not gone our way past few games, we need that bit of luck," he added.
23:38 (IST): And that's it! Aaron hits Balaji for a six off the last ball but it is not enough. Bangalore end at 166/9 giving Punjab a 32-run victory to continue their dominance in IPL 2014.
23:35 (IST): Starc goes for 29 and Balaji has his second wicket. Bangalore 153/9 in 19.2 overs, Target: 199.
23:29 (IST): Sandeep Sharma finishes with figures of 3/25. His scalps include the wickets of Gayle and Kohli. Bangalore 143/8 in 18 overs, Target: 199.
23:24 (IST):Out! First wicket for Johnson, Harshal is out caught behind for 6. Bangalore 133/8 in 16.3 overs.
23:17 (IST):Out! De Villiers falls after a 26-ball 53. Punjab have more or less sealed it with this wicket. Bangalore 125/7 in 15.4 overs, Target: 199.
23:15 (IST): De Villiers reaches his fifty off 25 balls with a six. Bangalore 125/6 in 15.3 overs, Target: 199.
23:05 (IST): Debutant Shivam finishes with impressive figures of 2/26 which include the wicket of Yuvraj. Bangalore 100/6 in 14 overs, Target: 199.
22:58 (IST): Out! Shivam has two to his name as Morkel falls for 16. Bangalore 76/6 in 11.1 overs, Target: 199.
22:56 (IST): 24 runs off Maxwell's over! Morkel and De Villiers giving him a taste of his own medicine. Bangalore 76/5 in 1 overs, Target: 199.
22:50 (IST):Out! Yuvraj fails to connect properly and gives an easy catch to Sehwag. Shivam Sharma gets his first wicket in the IPL. Bangalore 50/5 in 9.3 overs, Target: 199.
22:47 (IST): Pressure on Yuvraj and De Villiers as the asking rate climbs towards 14 runs per over. Bangalore 48/4 in 9 overs, Target: 199.
22:39 (IST):Out! Sachin Rana sees his stumps rearranged by a beautiful delivery by Akshar Patel. Bangalore 39/4 in 6.5 overs, Target: 199.
22:33 (IST):Out! It's three for Sandeep Sharma! Parthiv Patel gives him the charge but finds Mandeep in the deep to fall for 13. Bangalore 26/3 in 5.3 overs, Target: 199.
22:28 (IST): Parthiv and Rana getting some useful boundaries. The hosts eager to to go on the attack in spite of losing early wickets. Bangalore 22/2 in 5 overs, Target: 199.
22:19 (IST): Out! Two in two for Sandeep! Kohli gets a nick down the leg side and the keeper takes a good low catch. Bangalore 8/2 in 2.2 overs, Target: 199.
22:13 (IST): Out! Chris Gayle is gone for 4 as Sandeep Sharma gets him caught behind. Crucial wicket for Punjab. Bangalore 8/1 in 2.1 overs, Target: 199.
22:06 (IST): A decent first over by Sandeep Sharma. Keeps Gayle quiet having conceded just a boundary. Bangalore 4/0 in 1 over, Target: 199.
22:00 (IST): The Punjab team is coming out led by George Bailey, the Bangalore openers Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel follow them out into the middle.
21:47 (IST): Johnson finishes it off in style with a boundary of the last ball. Punjab post 198/8 meaning Bangalore will need 199 to win the game. David Miller leads the way with 66 and Yuzvendra Chahal took 2/23 for Bangalore.
21:45 (IST): Starc pulling things back in the final over with two wickets in three balls. Akshar Patel and Shivam Sharma both bowled by excellent yorkers. Punjab 194/8 in 19.5 overs.
21:38 (IST): Out! Saha departs for 15 as he is unable to hit Harshal's slower ball out of the ground. Punjab 184/6 in 17.5 overs.
21:27 (IST):Out! David Miller's innings comes to an end. His 29-ball 66 has given Paunjab the chance to set a huge target. Punjab 170/5 in 16.3 overs.
21:23 (IST): It's fifty off David Miller as he smashes Harshal Patel into the stands and the ball lands on the roof. Punjab 152/4 in 15.2 overs
21:11 (IST): Miller looking set to finish the Punjab innings on a high. Starc's over dispatched for 15 runs. Punjab 131/4 in 13 overs.
21:04 (IST):Out! Albie Morkel removes Punjab skipper Bailey. He induces the edge from the batsman and Parthiv takes an easy catch. Punjab 116/4 in 11.4 overs.
20:57 (IST): Punjab have the perfect launchpad for a big total with Bailey and Miller at the crease. Punjab 107/3 in 10 overs.
20:52 (IST):Out! Maxwell is gone! Tries to hit Chahal out of the ground but is brilliantly caught by Starc on the boundary. Punjab 93/3 in 8.5 overs.
20:44 (IST): Two sixes in two balls! Glenn Maxwell looking to continue where he left off as he hits Yuvraj for two huge ones and then follows it up with a boundary. 19 runs off this over. Punjab 88/2 in 8 overs.
20:42 (IST): Out! Spin does the trick for Bangalore as Chahal gets rid of Sehwag for 30. Sehwag gets height but not distance and finds the fielder in the form of Kohli. Punjab 68/2 in 6.5 overs.
20:39 (IST): The visitors have made good use of the fielding restrictions scoring at 10 runs per over. Punjab 64/1 in 6 overs.
20:36 (IST):Out! Mandeep Singh departs for 21 as he finds Albie Morkel at mid on off Harshal Patel's bowling. Punjab 60/1 in 5.5 overs.
20:31 (IST): Sehwag's uppish drive over the infield brings up thew fifty-run stand between Mandeep and him. Punjab 51/0 in 5.1 overs.
20:21 (IST): Sehwag looking in good touch and seems in a punishing mood as he smashes Albie Morkel to the boundary. Punjab 35/0 in 4 overs.
20:19 (IST): Sehwag unable to capitalise on the free hit from Starc as he fails to connect with the ball. Punjab 26/0 in 3 overs.
20:08 (IST): The two rival captains unite for a common cause in a pledge to keep Bangalore green.
20:05 (IST): Mitchell Starc's first over goes for 10 runs. Sehwag picks up two boundaries. Punjab 10/0 in 1 over.
20:00 (IST): The match is about to get underway. Here are the teams for today:
RCB: Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Albie Morkel, Mitchell Starc, Sachin Rana, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal
KXIP: Mandeep Singh, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey, David Miller, Akshar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Sandeep Sharma, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Shivam Sharma
19:48 (IST): Today it's the table toppers Punjab against Bangalore who are placed in sixth position. This is how things stand currently for the teams in the Indian Premier League 2014 - (Points Table)
19:41 (IST): Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has gone on to compare Maxwell to the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. (Watch: Maxwell a Different Player From Sehwag, Says Dhoni)
19:40 (IST): Glenn Maxwell has been in rampaging form throughout the tournament. According to former Aussie batsman Dean Jones, Maxwell is not from Australia but from Mars. (Watch Video)
19:39 (IST): For Kings XI Punjab, Lakshmipathy Balaji is back and Shivam Sharma is making his IPL debut.
19:34 (IST):TOSS! Virat Kohli calls correctly and asks Kings XI Punjab to bat. For Bangalore, Sachin Rana and Albie Morkel are playing instead of Rilee Roussow and Ashok Dinda.
The spotlight will be firmly on Glenn Maxwell and Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle as the two power-hitters gear up to lead a dazzling array of strokemakers, with the high-flying Kings XI Punjab seeking to maintain their stranglehold in IPL-7 in Bangalore on Friday.
Maxwell fell within touching distance of a century for the fourth time in the competition but that was enough to power his team, Kings XI Punjab, to a comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings and occupy the top slot.
A carnage, once again, appears to be on the cards as there is no dearth of explosive batsmen in both sides.
If KXIP have Virender Sehwag, David Miller and George Bailey besides the in-form Maxwell, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, apart from Gayle, boast of Virat Kohli and A B de Villiers, match-winners in their own right. (Read Full Preview)
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His name is sending shivers of chill across bowling attacks in the Indian Premier League 2014 but Kings XI Punjab batsman Glenn Maxwell cannot care less and said he was having fun, hitting the big shots out of the ground after his brutal 38-ball 90 destroyed Chennai Super Kings in Cuttack.
Maxwell was dismissed in the 90s for the third time in the tournament but his knock was the bedrock of Kings XI's 231/4 as CSK fell short by 44 runs. The Australian's 135-run partnership with David Miller for the third wicket left Chennai gasping for breath and Maxwell said it was fun sharing the hurricane stand with the South African southpaw.
"I go out to enjoy myself and we (him and Miller) love batting together, we talk about it a lot and it was fun to have a big partnership together and hit a few out of the park," said Maxwell as he collected the Man-of-the-Match award. (Read Full Story)
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South African AB de Villiers has always been a 'freak' cricketer. There are very few cricketers in world cricket who can adjust to the demands of Test and T20 cricket so wonderfully. There are very few top-notch men who can keep wickets and field in any position on the field with such alacrity.
De Villiers scored a 41-ball 89 not out to script a stunning last-over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bangalore on Sunday night. The innings could not have been timed better as RCB played their 100th IPL game to join Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in an 'exclusive' club. (Read Full Story)