On one hand, the Virat Kohli-led side will be looking forward to winning the match at any cost, as a loss here would virtually curtail any chances of them qualifying for the Playoffs.
The consecutive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab have revived RCB's hopes, while SRH has been on a roll, having won nine matches out of 12.
The pair have combined to pile up almost half of RCB's total runs this season but the side needs bigger contributions from the likes of Moeen Ali and Corey Anderson.
Williamson then combined with Manish Pandey as both the batsmen put on 135 run stand to take the team closer to win.
What is the likely Playing XI of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunriserrs Hyderabad (SRH)? In the end the bowler held his nerve to take the team to victory. The onus to lead the attack will be on Kumar and Rashid Khan, who have the firepower to trouble even quality batsmen of the likes of Kohli and de Villiers.
WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal with the breakthrough. Shikhar Dhawan chips the ball back to the bowler.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli has maintained team's existence to win all their remaining matches to qualify. De Villiers perished in search of a big shot caught by Dhawan at deep square leg while Ali reverse-paddled a delivery to Sreevats Goswami behind the stumps a ball later. Two balls later he got rid of Moeen Ali to open the doors for SRH comeback. Rashid Khan catches de Grandhomme 40 (17). This over has been expensive for RCB as Rashid Khan strikes twice by knocking the two main men at the crease.
Moeen, overshadowed de Villiers in the middle overs as he dominated the third wicket adding 107 in just 49 balls in the company of the proteas (represents South Africa in worldwide cricket) to take the home team to a comfortable position.
This is a knockout game for RCB as if they loses this game, they can finish at a maximum of 12 points which is definitely not enough to qualify for the playoffs.
In no time, the South African veteran brought up his half century in mere 32 balls, when he pulled medium pacer Kaul for a boundary before Moeen, who was dropped on 23 by Dhawan off Sandeep, turned on the heat by meting out some special treatment to Thampi. AB de Villiers will now have the responsibility to anchor RCB innings. Huge blow for RCB.
WICKET! Dream start for SRH Sandeep Sharma gets the first breakthrough.
RCB has, it appears, finally found its best XI with the inclusion of Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel.
An air of uncertainty prevails in the State, not just around the Vidhana Soudha - Karnataka's seat of power - but also at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, home of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
One of them are the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the second team are the Chennai Super Kings.