Sunrisers opener Shikhar Dhawan was caught and bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal in the sixth over but Alex Hales played a useful innings of 37 but not before he was given two leases of life. He has 544 runs from 12 games, with seven half centuries to his name, the highest among all batsmen this season. On one hand, the Virat Kohli-led side will be looking forward to winning the match at any cost, as a loss here would virtually curtail any chances of them qualifying for the Playoffs. The match will start at 8 PM IST on May 17. Kohli and AB de Villiers have scored 514 and 358 runs respectively in 12 matches. For Bengaluru, the match is a question of survival.
RCB vs SRH Today IPL match is sure going to one of the most exciting matches of IPL 2018.
Betting odds: According to Oddscheker.com, the odds are placed at 8/11 for RCB and 13/10 for SRH.
An air of uncertainty prevails in the State, not just around the Vidhana Soudha - Karnataka's seat of power - but also at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, home of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Having won both of their last matches, Kohli's army must be brimming with confidence.
Needing 20 off the final over, Williamson was caught on the boundary by Black Caps teammate Colin de Grandhomme.
RCB will keep on fighting: AB de Villiers Thanks to the insipid performances early in their campaign, RCB find themselves on sticky wicket even as the business end of the league approaches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore the Virat Kohli's team hadn't won two matches on the bounce in their first ten outings but they've pulled off two convincing wins in their last two matches. If RCB manages to win, they will become the fourth team to have 12 points in 13 games, after Mumbai, Punjab, and Kolkata. RCB, however, have nothing to lose as it's a must win.
Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan have done the majority of the scoring for the Orange Army but as a unit which has been striving for improvement, there is lot of scope in the batting department. The England all rounder hit two fours and four sixes was the only batsman to punish Rashid Khan severely as he hit the leg spinner for two sixes in the 7th over.
Can Royal Challengers Bangalore win all their remaining matches to reach the play-offs?
Skipper Williamson and Pandey then took the command, taking their side to touch the three-figure mark in 11.3 overs.