The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s hope of making it to the next round of the 2019 Indian Premier League may have all but diminished but they would still like to gift their ardent supporters some joy by winning games. Their next opponents are the Kolkata Knight Riders who have suddenly dropped a few places in the points table. With teams like Mumbai and Punjab above them, they will need the two points against RCB at home. If we consider their head to head record, the two teams have played 24 games with Kolkata winning 15 and Bangalore winning 9 games. Let us look at how these two teams fared in their last five encounters. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Cricket Score.
RCB vs KKR – April 5 2019 – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – KKR won by 5 wickets
Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive 205/3 batting first but their bowling unite let them down once again. Everything was going fine till the entry if Andre Russell for the visiting Kolkata. The West Indies all-rounder then smashed a 13 ball 48 which included 7 sixes to take his team home.
RCB vs KKR – April 29 2018 – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – KKR won by 6 wickets
The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen did not make good use of the batting conditions in Bangalore as they could only manage 175/4 which was never a par score. In response, Kolkata got to the target with five balls to spare with Chris Lynn the star of the show with a well taken 62 opening the innings. The Australian batsman was awarded the man of the match award for his effort. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated: MI Moves to Second Spot on the Indian Premier League 12 Team Standings With Win Over DC.
KKR vs RCB – April 8 2018 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 4 wickets
Another Kolkata win chasing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as the RCB bowlers failed to stamp their authority on the game. Kolkata were given a target of 177 which is a bit tricky on the Eden Gardens track but a fifty from Sunil Narine got them going upfront. Skipper Dinesh Karthik then got on the act to play a crucial innings of 35 to see off the RCB challenge.
RCB vs KKR – May 7 2017 – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – KKR won by 6 wickets
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets to dismantle the Royal Challengers Bangalore top order and leave them struggling at 34-3. But then Travis Head played a mature knock of 75 to guide his team to a respectable total of 158/6. Kolkata’s chase was sorted with both its openers slamming half-centuries as they won the game by 6 wickets. KKR vs RCB, IPL 2019 Match 35 Preview: Post Dinesh Karthik Boost, Kolkata Knight Riders Aim to Push Royal Challengers Bangalore to Brink.
KKR vs RCB – April 23 2017 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 82 runs
Bangalore’s worst performance under Virat Kohli till date as they folded out for 49 with 132 runs as their target. No RCB batsmen managed double figures against them as Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Colin de Grandhomme ran riot for the home team picking up three wickets each.
Kolkata have won their last five games against Bangalore and there will be confident of continuing their winning streak against a hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore.