Man of the Match: Umesh Yadav
Virat Kohli: Very happy. First home game is crucial. Last year, we couldn't get off to a start. Crowd has a lot of expectations, and tonight was a game we wanted badly, especially in the initial stages of the tournament. We knew new ball will come on nicely, and thie batsmen hit some good shots. Umesh bowled well; getting three wickets in an over is great. Our mindset is - we want our best bowlers to step up and get confident early on. When only five are playing, you have to hit your areas well. They have done well. I think 170 would have been par. (The pitch is) slightly better than the last year but against the older ball, middle overs can be difficult. We have lost two wickets in two balls in the last two games, so we have to work on them. Maybe stitch a little partnership. Back to back wickets pushes you back in the eight ball.
Ravichandran Ashwin: I am really proud of the way the boys fought. Always thought we had our backs against the wall because we were about 20-30 short. Still we fought hard and I am proud of the guys. (If the toss is crucial this season) Cannot always depend on the tosses, tournaments are won on good performances. (Whether the RCB top order is intimidating) Not that intimidating to be honest, pressure is on them actually due to their reputations. I thought our boys did well by putting in a good effort. (If KXIP are spin-heavy) I think the best bowlers are still going to be the best ones. This wicket wasn't exactly great for spin bowling with the dew around but we showed them what we are capable of. At the end of the day, good bowlers are still good bowlers.
Bangalore won by 4 wickets
Over 19.3 Mohit Sharma bowls a pitched up delivery to Washington Sundar, Boundary! Stays leg side and driven beautifully through cover and gets the winning runs with boundary.
Over 19.2 Mohit Sharma good length delivery to Washington Sundar, no runs, gets forward and tries to pokes at it, the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
Over 19.1 Mohit Sharma good length delivery to Washington Sundar, Boundary!gets Backs away in the crease and plays a upper cut over short third man and the ball raced away to the fence for four.
End of Over 19 (5 runs) Bangalore XI 151/6
Chris Woakes 1/2 Andrew Tye 4-0-27-1
Washington Sundar 1/1
Over 18.6 Andrew Tye good length delivery to Chris Woakes, no runs, stays deep inside the crease and tries to guides it away down to third man but misses.
Over 18.5 Andrew Tye good length delivery to Washington Sundar, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it away through cover and picks up a single.
Over 18.4 Andrew Tye good length delivery to Mandeep Singh, out Mandeep Run Out!! 1 run completed.Mandeep stays on the front foot and works it down the leg side and Dagar again at deep mid-wicket and he's not going to miss out this time, throw at strikers end and keeper does the rest.
Over 18.3 Andrew Tye bowls a pitched up delivery to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, shuffles across on the back foot and heaves it down to deep mid wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 18.2 Andrew Tye good length delivery to Chris Woakes, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and works it away through square leg and picks up a single.
Over 18.1 Andrew Tye bowls it short of length to AB de Villiers, out Caught by Nair!! . Short and wide, de Villiers cut away intending a six, and he's not gotten enough on that. Finds deep point.
End of Over 18 (12 runs) Bangalore XI 146/4
AB de Villiers 57/39 Mohit Sharma 3-0-37-0
Mandeep Singh 19/17
Over 17.6 Mohit Sharma bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to AB de Villiers, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and clips it down to deep square leg.
Over 17.5 Mohit Sharma bowls a pitched up delivery to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and clips it down to deep square leg and picks up a single.
Over 17.4 Mohit Sharma bowls a pitched up delivery to AB de Villiers, 1 run, comes on to the front foot and pushes it along the ground to long off for one.
Over 17.3 Mohit Sharma bowls it short of length to AB de Villiers, 2 runs, goes on to the back foot and pulled away through mid wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 17.2 Mohit Sharma bowls a pitched up delivery to AB de Villiers, Six!! Gets a big stride forward and then the club of a bat-swing over long-on.