Delhi Capitals have chosen to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shikhar Dhawan put the hosts in a great position with his 37th fifty. Shreyas Iyer's 13th fifty and a cameo from Sherfane Rutherford helped Delhi Capitals reach 187/5 and Royal Challengers Bangalore will have an uphill task in front of them if they have to stay alive in the race for the playoffs. This win has ensured Delhi Capitals reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012 while for Royal Challengers Bangalore, their playoff chances are all but done barring a mathematical miracle. (SCORECARD)
19:40 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2012 as they win by 16 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. For Virat Kohli's side, their chances are all but done now.
19:14 hrs IST: Marcus Stoinis keeps Royal Challengers Bangalore in the hunt with a big six off Lamichhane but Royal Challengers Bangalore need over 12 runs an over.
19:10 hrs IST: Amit Mishra finishes his spell, 2/25 from four overs and Royal Challengers Bangalore need 62 off 30 balls at a required rate of 12.4. Big task now for Marcus Stonis. Royal Challengers Bangalore really missed Moeen Ali today.
19:04 hrs IST: Amit Mishra gets the big wicket of Shivam Dube and Royal Challengers Bangalore are sinking fast here. Big task now for Marcus Stoinis as Delhi Capitals near a playoff spot.
18:58 hrs IST: Amit Mishra gets the big wicket of Heinrich Klassen as the batsman attempts a lap scoop but the ball takes the bottom edge onto the back pad and Rishabh Pant runs to his left to take a smart catch. Royal Challengers Bangalore are stuttering
18:54 hrs IST: Sherfane Rutherford has taken the massive wicket of AB de Villiers and Axar Patel takes a superb catch close to the boundary. The umpires check for whether his foot was touching the rope but he is alright. Massive blow this for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
18:50 hrs IST: Lamichhane ends the over badly as Shivam Dube blasts another six. He is playing a blinder while de Villiers is playing second fiddle.
18:47 hrs IST: Shivam Dube launches a massive six off Axar Patel and Royal Challengers Bangalore need less than 100 but the asking rate is reaching close to 10.
18:40 hrs IST: Catch dropped! Shivam Dube top-edges the slog sweep but Rahul Tewatia botches it up horribly and spills the catch. Delhi Capitals are not helping themselves.
18:34 hrs IST: Amit Mishra concedes just three runs in his first over as Delhi Capitals look to fight back. They get a big boost with Axar Patel getting rid of Kohli as the RCB skipper mistimes a pull shot to be caught at deep midwicket. AB de Villiers the key now.
18:29 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel slams a boundary off a 150 kmph delivery but next ball, Rabada bowls it short and Parthiv makes room to cut to backward point where Axar Patel takes the catch. Still a great start provided by Parthiv
18:25 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals misfield and their powerplay woes continue. If Royal Challengers Bangalore maintain this, they can continue their winning run at the Kotla.
18:21 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli slam a boundary each of Kagiso Rabada while Kohli edges Ishant to Pant. However, the replay is not clear whether Pant grabbed the ball cleanly and the skipper survives. Kohli responds with a big six off Ishant as RCB hurt Delhi.
18:13 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel blasts three boundaries in Sandeep Lamichhane's bowling as Royal Challengers Bangalore score at a run-rate of over 11.
18:08 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel launches Axar Patel into the stands at deep midwicket and he continues to bat with confidence. Royal Challengers Bangalore have started off in grand style.
18:04 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel begins in style as he hammers two fours off Ishant Sharma and Royal Challengers Bangalore have made a great start in the first over.
17:47 hrs IST: Three fours and a six in the final over bowled by Navdeep Saini and Sherfane Rutherford's cameo has propelled Delhi Capitals to 187/5. On this pitch, this is a good total. Royal Challengers Bangalore need Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to be at their absolute best.
17:28 hrs IST: Colin Ingram blasts a four and a six off Navdeep Saini but the bowler has the last laugh as he mistimes the scoop to the short fine leg region where Sundar takes the catch. Delhi Capitals continue to struggle in the death overs.
17:23 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore are fighting back in the death overs. Iyer looked to launch Sundar down the ground but the ball grips the surface and spins back in, Iyer mistimes the hoick and holes out to Kohli at deep midwicket.
17:17 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer notches up his 13th fifty with two sixes off Chahal but Rishabh Pant is trapped LBW and even the review does not save him. Can RCB restrict DC below 160?
17:06 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan premeditates the sweep and he holes out to short fine leg. Yuzvendra Chahal takes the wicket but there are not too many celebrations.
17:02 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan blasts his 37th fifty and Delhi Capitals are in a really strong position now.
16:53 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer sweeps Washington Sundar to the fine leg fence as Royal Challengers Bangalore continue to leak runs.
16:47 hrs IST: Dhawan continues to pummel the short ball and Navdeep Saini continues to leak runs. Delhi Capitals continue to dominate. Royal Challengers Bangalore need to take wickets quickly.
16:40 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer deposits Yuzvendra Chahal into the Mohinder Amarnath stand for a big six. The legspinner's day continues to get worse.
16:33 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer brings up the fifty of Delhi Capitals and Dhawan continues in his aggressive way. Washington Sundar tries to take a difficult catch but the ball lands in front. After the end of the powerplay, Delhi Capitals are 59/1.
16:25 hrs IST: After smashing two boundaries off Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhawan continues his great run with a flicked six off Navdeep Saini over long leg. This is a good start in the powerplay for Delhi Capitals.
16:20 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav strikes! Extra bounce off the Kotla deck from Umesh Yadav and Prithvi Shaw goes for the cut, Parthiv Patel takes the catch and Royal Challengers Bangalore have struck.
16:13 hrs IST: Prithvi Shaw cracks a couple of boundaries off Washington Sundar and Delhi Capitals have started well. Shikhar Dhawan gets going with a six off Yuzvendra Chahal.
16:02 hrs IST: We are all set to begin. Umesh Yadav open the bowling and Prithvi Shawis on strike. Remember, a loss for Kohli's RCB knocks them out of the tournament.
15:42 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have brought in Sandeep Lamichhane in place of Chris Morris. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Washington Sundar finally comes in. Here are the playing XIs of both sides.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
15:37 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have chosen to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. On a dry wicket, this is a good move.
15:28 hrs IST: A warm, sorry, a hot welcome to the Kotla. It is a difficult situation for Virat Kohli. A loss will knock them out of the competition while Delhi Capitals will seal their spot.