IPL 2018: KKR vs RCB, As it happened

Catch all the live updates from KKR's first home game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Umesh Yadav celebrates the wicket of Sunil Narine.   -  BCCI/Sportzpics


Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav

Virat Kohli: "It's a pretty good wicket and we are looking forward to put some runs on the board. Our four overseas are ABD, McCullum, de Kock and Woakes. For the first time we have a good balance with bat and ball both. This is probably the most balanced RCB side ever."

Dinesh Karthik: "We are going to bowl first. Looks a good wicket, so we will look to chase. Should be a good contest. Everything's been good so far touch wood things go well. This is one aspect of captaincy I have to learn. The four overseas are Lynn, Narine, Russell and Johnson."

TOSS UPDATE: KKR wins the toss and decides to bowl first.

As we wait for the toss to happen, here's our preview for tonight's contest: IPL 2018: All eyes on new skipper Karthik as KKR faces RCB

Meanwhile, in Mohali, nothing worked for Daredevils, which lost the contest by six wickets to an opposition which played to its strength, underlined superbly by opener K. L. Rahul, who decimated the bowlers by scorching the fastest half century in Indian Premier League (IPL). Here's our report: Zadran impresses on debut as Kings XI trumps Delhi

The Knight Riders, led by Dinesh Karthik, will hope to get its campaign off to a winning start while the Royal Challengers, captained by Virat Kohli, would be eyeing a win in its first away game.

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