Live Cricket Blog: Kohli and De Villiers shine in Royal Challengers Bangalore's win

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Ajit Vijaykumar and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things cricket.

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10:00pm – Kohli and De Villiers shine in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s win

Royal Challengers Bangalore stay alive in the race for the IPL playoff spots with a five-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils. Fifties from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers helped the visitors overhaul Delhi’s total of 181-4 with an over to spare in the end. Read more about Bangalore’s hugely critical victory in our talking points from the clash.

9:00pm – Shadab and Faheem lead Pakistan’s fightback in Test against Ireland

A historic day for Ireland has drawn to a close at Malahide in Dublin. After Pakistan had been reduced to 159-6 in their first-innings, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf fought back with a 109-run unbroken stand to take the visitors to 268-6 at stumps. You can catch the talking points from the historic day here.

6:35pm – Royal Challengers bowl first against Delhi Daredevils

In the second of Saturday’s double-header, the Delhi Daredevils take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Daredevils have handed a debut to Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and South Africa pacer Junior Dala. Stay updated with the latest scores from that clash at Delhi over here.

6:30pm – Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs

In the first of Satudary’s double-header in the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders recorded an important 31-run win over Kings XI Punjab to keep their playoff qualification hopes alive. It was a 459-run fest at Indore with a total of 31 sixes being hit by both sides. Check out more about the match in our report.

5:00pm – Clash of the captains as Chennai Super Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

In the first of Sunday’s two matches in the IPL, Chennai Super Kings will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad. The captains of the top-two ranked teams in the IPL have both led from the front so far. Read more about the clash in our preview.

3:00 pm – Pakistan lose early wickets

Pakistan lost openers Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq after Ireland won the toss and decided to bowl first in their inaugural Test in Dublin.

There was bright sunshine on Saturday, allowing for cricket to get underway after rain had washed out the opening day’s play.

Catch all the live action here.

2:45 pm – Bangalore can’t afford to slip up against Delhi

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore face bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in the IPL on Saturday.

Defeat is not an option for Kohli’s team and they will need to be wary of Delhi batsman Rishabh Pant who smashed a whirlwind century in the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Read our preview here.

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Imam-ul-Haq's action-packed Test debut for Pakistan against Ireland

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Pakistan‘s Test debutant Imam-ul-Haq had quite the introduction to Test cricket on what turned out to be the opening day for Ireland’s inaugural Test in Dublin.

Made to wait for a day for his Pakistan Test debut, Imam was in the thick of things from the very first ball of the match when he collided with Ireland wicketkeeper Niall O’Brian and fielder Tyrone Kane after Azhar Ali went for a quick single.

Imam went down in heap and was attended to by team physio.

It could have been worse for Imam as he could have been run out on his debut without having  faced a ball.

Later, Ireland took two wickets off two balls at Malahide to gain the upper hand.

Boyd Rankin, who had previously taken one wicket in a lone Test appearance for England, got Ali out for four after the Pakistan opener edged to Ireland captain William Porterfield at second slip.

The next ball, Imam-ul-Haq was out leg-before for seven to Tim Murtagh.

It was the second major running-between-the-wicket incident for Pakistan on this tour.

Earlier, in their tour game against Northamptonshire, Imam and Ali had collided mid pitch while going for single.

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Live Cricket Blog: Buttler and Gowtham heroics help Rajasthan Royals stay alive

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Ajit Vijaykumar and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things cricket.

Our daily blog will ensure you have all the latest updates throughout the week but we want you to get involved, too.

Tell us your thoughts on what’s happening by tweeting @Sport360.

10:30pm – Buttler and Gowtham heroics help Rajasthan Royals stay alive

That was some game at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur! Rajasthan Royals have managed to keep their playoff hopes alive with a four-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings achieved on the penultimate ball of the match. You can read about the key takeaways from the clash here.

9:00pm – Opening day of Ireland’s first Test washed out by rain

Ireland’s wait to make their Test bow will be extended by one more day with incessant rains at Dublin washing out the entire day’s play at the Village, Malahide. Not even the toss was possible on Friday though the outlook does look better for the coming days.

8:05pm – No margin for error for Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore

In the second of the IPL’s double header on Saturday, Delhi Daredevils will host the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The two sides are stationed at the bottom of the table and will require an extraordinary effort to stand any chance of making the playoffs. Read more about the clash in our preview.

8:00pm – Andre Russell’s fitness in focus as KKR get ready to battle KXIP

In the first of IPL’s double-header on Saturday, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. Dinesh Karthik’s Knight Riders have a dilemma in the form of their star all-rounder Andre Russell’s fitness. Read more about team news in our preview for the clash.

6:15pm – Chennai Super Kings bat first against Rajasthan Royals

At Jaipur, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajasthan Royals. You can follow the live updates from the IPL clash here.

6:00pm – Rajasthan Royals to don special pink jersey in clash with Chennai Super Kings

In their IPL clash with Chennai Super Kings, Ajinkya Rahane and his Rajasthan Royals side will line up in a special pink jersey instead of their customary blue. The change in jersey is part of the side’s attempt to create awareness about cancer screening.

1:50pm – Shahid Afridi calls MS Dhoni the coolest captain in cricket

Pakistan star Shahid Afridi said MS Dhoni is the coolest captain in world cricket and current captain Virat Kohli his favourite Indian cricketer.

Afridi also picked his 141 against India in the 1999 Chennai Test as his favourite innings during an interview to FOX Sports Asia.

Full story here.

1:35 pm – Weather threatens to play spoilsport in Ireland

Ireland’s inaugural Test against Pakistan faces the threat of rain on Friday.

Pakistan are set to hand Faheem Ashraf and Imam-ul-Haq their Test debuts.

Catch all the live action here.

1:25pm – All’s not well in Kings XI Punjab camp, according to a report

A report in the Mumbai Mirror said that Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta had a heated argument with team mentor Virender Sehwag over team tactics.

Kings XI Punjab have lost three out of their last four matches, leading to the alleged clash.

For more, click here.

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