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Live Cricket Score, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, Match 51: Thampi replaces Bhuvneshwar as SRH opt to bowl

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IPL Live Cricket Score, IPL 2018 Match 51, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: RCB players celebrate a wicket

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IPL 2018 Live Cricket Score, RCB vs SRH

LIVE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 51, ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE vs SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: Hello and welcome to our live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 51 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore are appearing like rejuvenated unit after registering the back-to-back win against Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab. Whereas, the Hyderabad-based franchise have been the team to beat this season, having won nine matches out of 12. In the points table, RCB are still languishing at the second last position, while SRH are on top of the table with 18 points. RCB have lost seven of their 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround have rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the playoffs albeit some other results also going their way. Kohli and ace South African batsman AB De Villiers are RCB’s key players as far as the batting in concerned. The pair have combined to pile up nearly half of RCB’s total runs this season but the side needs bigger contributions from the likes of Moeen Ali and Corey Anderson. (LIVE CRICKET STREAMING – RCB vs SRH

On the other hand, the Sunrisers depend quite a lot on opener Shikhar Dhawan (369 runs) and skipper Kane Williamson (544 runs) for providing a good start at the top of the order. Williamson would look to consolidate the team’s top spot and ensure a top-two finish at the end of the league stage. Apart from Dhawan and Williamson, Yusuf Pathan (186), Manish Pandey (189) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (166) have also chipped in at crunch situations for SRH. However, the SRH bowling department have provided the real impetus to the Orange Army – as the likes of Siddharth Kaul (13 wickets), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8), Sandeep Sharma (8), leg-spinner Rashid Khan (13) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (12) have contributed immensely in team’s success. (LIVE SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE VS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD LIVE UPDATES FROM BENGALURU

19.20 IST: England speedster Chris Woakes has left the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp due to his national commitments. Woakes will play for England in their upcoming two-Test series against Pakistan.

19.10 IST: “Please get behind us in our last two games, we stand a chance to get through to the knockouts,” AB de Villiers tells RCB fans ahead of the crucial match.

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Brief Preview: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to continue revival when they host table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in another must-win Indian Premier League encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on Thursday. RCB’s hopes have revived after the consecutive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, following a sluggish start in the tournament. RCB are still languishing at the second last position on the table, while SRH are on top of the table with 18 points.

Kohli’s RCB has endured a tough season, having lost seven of its 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround has rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the playoffs berth provided some other results go the team’s way. The hosts are overtly dependant on Kohli and South African swashbuckler AB De Villiers. The two have combined to score nearly half of RCB’s total runs this season but the side needs bigger contributions from the likes of Moeen Ali and Corey Anderson. (Read Full Match Preview)

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