Royal Challengers Bangalore are facing Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on May 7, 2018.

The game is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM IST.

Live updates:

Overs 3.3 - Hyderabad 22/0

Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first

Toss: The captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first. He said that it is important to restrict the Sunrisers Hyderabad unit to a low score and then bat well to chase it down. The Royal Challengers made a few changes to their line up from the previous game.

Moeen Ali replaced Brendon McCullum and Manan Vohra came in place of Murugan Ashwin.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, made no changes to their XI from the last game. Captain Kane Williamson said that even he would have liked to bowl first on this pitch but his team is up for the challenge. He says that his team has played on different surfaces, and learning to adapt to different conditions is key moving forward in this tournament.

Both captains agreed on a fact that the Hyderabad pitch looks pretty good for now. Kane Williamson noted that this pitch hasn't changed much from the last game here and he is expecting that the pitch will behave in the same way through the game.

Pitch report:

Analysts and experts reviewed the pitch and updated that they are expecting a good game of cricket with both batsmen and bowlers getting something from the wicket to be happy about.

It looks a 175-180 runs pitch so far but it will be important for the batters to get settled before unleashing big shots.


It is quite a hot day in Hyderabad and players will be sweating intensively due to the humid conditions.

The temperatures are likely to be between 35°C to 40°C. There are no chances of rain, though the sky will be partly cloudy. There might be even some dew during the later stages of the innings which will make it difficult for the bowlers to have a proper grip on the ball.

TV telecast and online streaming

The live broadcast of the game will be starting at 8:00 PM IST on the Star Sports channel and The match will also stream live on the Jio TV mobile app and Airtel TV mobile app. Willow Tv will broadcast for fans in the United States.

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