IPL 2023, RCB vs GT Live Score: Virat Kohli Slams Fifty, Michael Bracewell On The Attack; Royal Challengers Bangalore Gain Momentum | Cricket News

RCB vs GT Live Score Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore bat first against Gujarat Titans© BCCI

RCB vs GT Live Score, IPL 2023: Virat Kohli and Michael Bracewell have provided momentum to three-down Royal Challengers Bangalore against Gujarat Titans in their IPL 2023 match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Kohli raced to his half-century in 35 balls, while Bracewell is also batting well at the other end. Noor Ahmad has picked two wickets while Rashid Khan has scalped one. GT skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl. Given Mumbai Indians defeated SunRisers Hyderabad in the day game on Sunday to sit at the fourth spot in points table, this is a must-win game for RCB. (LIVE SCORECARD | IPL POINTS TABLE)

Here are the Live Score and Updates from IPL 2023 match between RCB and GT, straight from Bengaluru:

  • 21:21 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Back-to-back FOURS!

    Michael Bracewell hit two fours to Mohit Sharma on consecutive deliveries of the latter’s first over. This is good intent from RCB as anything below 200 on this surface is hard to defend. They need to keep going.

    RCB 104/3 (11)

  • 21:15 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Noor Ahmad strikes again!

    9.2 – Wide ball and a wicket for Noor Ahmad! The delivery has to be bowled again but Noor Ahmad has got the wicket of Mahipal Loror on it. He saw the batter coming down the track and fired the ball towards leg and got him stumped out. RCB are in real trouble now.

    RCB 93/3 (10)

  • 21:10 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: WICKET!

    8.2 – Rashid Khan has got the big wicket of Glenn Maxwell. The batter had hit a six and a four in the first four balls he faced in this game and was looking really dangerous but Rashid has given GT some reprieve.

  • 21:03 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Du Plessis is gone!

    7.1 – Noor Ahmad has got the wicket of Faf du Plessis. The RCB captain got an inside edge on the ball that hit the right pad of GT wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and went into the hands of slip fielder Rahul Tewatia. Du Plessis fell for 28 runs off 19 balls.

    RCB 79/1 (8)

  • 21:00 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Economical over

    Rashid Khan conceded only 5 runs off his second over. After a long time such an over has come that was not expensive for GT.

    RCB 67/0 (7)

  • 20:55 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: End of powerplay!

    Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis have kept RCB on top. The side has scored 62 runs in the powerplay that too without losing any wicket. Even Rashid Khan was brought in to bowl one over inside powerplay and too was hit for 10 runs.

    RCB 62/0 (6)

  • 20:49 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: 50 up for RCB!

    This is brilliant start for RCB, considering they had scored only 10 runs in the first two overs. Once the duo of Kohli and du Plessis got settled, they went out all guns blazing. Du Plessis started the attack and Kohli followed it with similar masterclass. RCB have crossed 50 runs in five overs that too without losing any wicket.

    RCB 53/0 (5)

  • 20:45 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: 4, 4, 4 – Kohli on fire!

    Virat Kohli hit a hat-trick of fours to Yash Dayal. RCB have now truly changed gears. Faf du Plessis ended the over with a four too. A total of 17 runs came in the over of Yash Dayal and the momentum is on RCB’s side now.

    RCB 43/0 (4)

  • 20:38 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Hat-trick of FOURS!

    2.4 – Faf du Plessis has decided to change gears. He danced down the track on the bowling of Mohammed Shami and slammed a four over mid-off before he timed better next time to hit another four. The third four came off a mishit, but RCB won’t mind it.

    Du Plessis finished the over with a four. 16 runs came off the over.

    RCB 26/0 (3)

  • 20:36 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Slow start for RCB

    This is a slow start for RCB. Either of Kohli or du Plessis needs to charge to keep RCB going.

    RCB 10/0 (2)

  • 20:25 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: We are underway

    After a delay due to rain, the IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans begins with Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli opening for RCB. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami will be bowling the first over for GT.

    Only 6 runs came off the first over.

     RCB 6/0 (1)

  • 20:08 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: List of substitutes –

    Gujarat Titans Subs: Vijay Shankar, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Sai Kishore, Abhinav Manohar

    Royal Challengers Bangalore Subs: Himanshu Sharma, S Prabhudesai, Finn Allen, Sonu Yadav, Akash Deep

  • 20:03 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Here are the playing XIs –

    We don’t know currently when the game will start as it all depends on the Rain Gods, who are in no mood to spare this game. But by then, you can have a look at the playing XIs of both the sides –

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik(w), Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak

    Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Hardik Pandya(c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal

  • 19:59 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Drizzle is back!

    Here is a bad news, folks! It’s drizzling again at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and the covers are back on. The game would have started at 8 PM, but this latest drizzle spoils it.

  • 19:56 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: One change for RCB!

    “You always want to chase because of the conditions, but the team batting first has done well here. It is a new one and the guys are motivated for this one. Just one change. Karn Sharma misses out and Himanshu Sharma replaces him,” said Faf.

  • 19:52 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Gujarat Titans unchanged!

    “We are gonna bowl with the weather around. Just want to know how much we are going to chase. For us to win games and continue the momentum, I believe in good habits. Just want to go out there and play some good cricket. For us this is as important game as the next game. We are playing the same team,” said GT skipper Hardik Pandya after winning the toss.

  • 19:45 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: MI make things tough for GT!

    Mumbai Indians comfortably chased down the target of 201 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad to stay alive in the playoff race. Here is the winning moment –

  • 19:36 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Toss and start time announced!

    The toss time for the RCB vs GT game is 7:45 PM IST, while the start time for the game is 8 PM IST, unless the rain returns and make the officials reconsider their decision.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    A must-win game for RCB! RR out of contention!

    Royal Challengers Bangalore — who have 14 points to their credit — need to win this game to reach to 16 points and enter the playoffs. A loss or sharing of points won’t help their cause as MI already sit at the fourth spot in the table with 16 points. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals — who had an outside chance — are out of the playoff race. To read more in detail, go HERE

  • 19:26 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Rain stops!

    This rain continues to play hide and seek! It has stopped now and the pitch cover has been removed. Mumbai Indians would definitely not like to see this, but Royal Challengers Bangalore are a happy side now. The sky looks clean and we are likely to get a time for toss soon.

  • 19:20 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Rain intensifies!

    The rain has gotten heavier in Bengaluru. To make things more interesting, Mumbai Indians have defeated SunRisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. This makes the game against Gujarat Titans a must-win game for Royal Challengers Bangalore now. In case you want to catch the highlights of MI vs SRH game, go HERE

  • 19:14 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Rain returns!

    Oh, no! The rain has returned at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The covers are back on and the toss doesn’t seem to be taking place anytime soon.

  • 19:07 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Cut-off time is 10:56 PM

    The cut-off time for five-over a side game is 10:56 PM. That means we have almost four hours in hand. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are closing in on a win over SunRisers Hyderabad. This means that RCB fans need to keep their fingers crossed!

  • 18:58 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Rain has stopped!

    Okay, here is some good news for the RCB fans. The rain has stopped in Bengaluru. Ground staff are into the duty now. They have removed the big cover. However, the pitch cover is still on. We have not got a revised toss time yet. Stay connected!

  • 18:51 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Toss delayed!

    It has been made official! The toss has been delayed due to rain.

  • 18:40 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Latest update of Bengaluru’s weather

    It is drizzling steadily at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Needless to say that the covers are still on. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are on top of the chase against SunRisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL 2023 game. The race to top-4 is getting more interesting. Stay connected, folks!

  • 18:33 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: How can RCB enter playoffs?

    Here are the conditions in which Royal Challengers Bangalore can enter the playoffs –

    – If Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians and RCB win their final game.

    – If SRH beat MI while RCB and GT share points with rain playing spoilsport in tonight’s game

    – If MI beat SRH and RCB beat GT

    – If MI lose to SRH and RCB face a defeat at the hands of GT with such a margin (less than 6 runs or less than 4 balls remaining) that their NRR remains better than that of MI and Rajasthan Royals

  • 18:25 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: What if Mumbai beat Hyderabad?

    If Mumbai Indians beat SunRisers Hyderabad in their ongoing IPL 2023 game, it will become compulsory for Royal Challengers Bangalore to beat Gujarat Titans. While Gujarat Titans lead the pecking order with 18 points after winning nine matches and losing four, RCB are equal with MI, RR on points ahead of their game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Follow Mumbai vs Hyderabad match live HERE
  • 18:16 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Rain returns!

    Oh, here is the inevitable! It has started raining again at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The sky is dark, the floodlights are open.

  • 18:09 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Kohli, du Plessis in focus

    With batting maestro Virat Kohli back at his absolute best and skipper Faf du Plessis leading from the front with 600-plus runs this season, RCB will hope their dazzling opening duo fires in this must-win game for them. Besides playing in front of their beloved home crowd that will back them vociferously tonight, the other advantage for du Plessis’ side is that they feature in the last game of the league round on Sunday evening, by which time RCB would know the outcome of the duel between MI and SRH in Mumbai.

  • 17:55 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Weather Prediction for Bengaluru

    According to AccuWeather, the rain could return at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru today. The chances of rainfall at different time are:

    6 PM IST – 43%

    7 PM IST – 65%

    8 PM IST – 49%

    9 PM IST – 65%

    10 PM IST – 40%

    11 PM IST – 34%

    If this turns out to be true, then not only the match but the toss is also likely to get impacted. Keep your fingers crossed!

  • 17:47 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: What if rain plays spoilsport?

    The game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans is extremely important with respect to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as the result will decide which is the fourth team reach the playoffs. What will happen if rain plays spoilsport tonight? Want to know? Check HERE

  • 17:42 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: RCB need a win to enter playoffs

    Playing the last league match of IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore would know what exactly is required of them to qualify for the playoffs, when they face table-toppers Gujarat Titans in Bengaluru on Sunday. Currently placed at fourth position, Royal Challengers Bangalore also have a better net run rate (NRR) of 0.180 than Mumbai Indians (-0.128), who take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sunday’s first game, and Rajasthan Royals.

  • 17:19 (IST)

    RCB vs GT Live: Rain stopped in Chinnaswamy

    Just in case you don’t know, Bengaluru — the venue for the game — received a lot rainfall today, but currently it has stopped raining. The sky is not as clear as a cricket fan would want it to be, but the condition has improved for sure.

  • 17:02 (IST)

    Welcome guys!

    Hello everyone, welcome to the live blog of final league match of IPL 2023. Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Gujarat Titans at M Chinnaswamy Stadium tonight. Stay connected for all the live updates.

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