For the very first time in the history of the Indian Premiere League, two teams owned by Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta will be battling it out for the IPL trophy at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
While SRK’s Kolkata Knight Riders made it to the finals of the cash-rich tournament in the first Qualifier earlier this week, Preity’s Kings XI Punjab beat tournament favourite and 5-time finalists Chennai Super Kings in a high scoring game.
Since the IPL final is between two teams that have a huge following amongst movie fans, we will be posting updates and pictures from the cricket match right here on this page.
Meanwhile, tell me us who you think will emerge victorious in the ‘Veer Zaara’ clash in Bangalore.
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7:45PM: Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and has elected to field first. KKR will be chasing in the IPL final.
7:58PM: Both the teams including Shahrukh and Preity stand up for the Indian National Anthem.
8:00PM: Virendra Sehwag, only the second cricketer to score a century in IPL 2014, will be opening the innings. Can he do it again? Its KKR’s bowling vs KXIP’s batting tonight.
8:04PM: Preity all smiles as Vohra scores the first boundary. Good first over for Kings XI Punjab as they score 9 in the first over.
8:09PM: Steady start for Preity’s Punjab 15 for none in 2 overs.
8:12PM: Veer vs Zaara was trending on Twitter
8:16PM: KKR get the big fish. Sehwag dismissed early. Punjab 23 / 1 in 3.4 overs.
8:24PM: Slow start for KKR. Sunil Narine strikes with his first ball. Punjab 30 / 2 in 5.1 overs.
8:30PM: Poor powerplay for Punjab. 32 / 2 in 6 overs. KKR on top.
8:45PM: KKR’s bowling is winning the battle here. Punjab defensive, not scoring as freely as they have been in the tournament. The likes of Narine, Morkel, Shakib, Chawla are not letting them. Punjab 67 / 2 in 11 overs.
8:50PM: Shahrukh Khan is in the house!
9:00PM: Suddenly, Kings XI Punjab is on top. Vohra and Saha are smashing it around. 123 / 2 in 14.4 overs.
9:05PM: Sunil Narine has dropped a big catch.
9:15PM: Punjab firing in all cylinders here. Set to score 200 once again. Preity is happy, shouting PUNJAB PUNJAB.
9:50PM: KKR innings about to begin. They chased 190 to win IPL 2012. Can they do it again?
9:52PM: Big wicket! The in-form Robin Uthappa is gone. KKR 6 / 1 in 0.4 overs.
10:12PM: KKR steady in chase. 31/1 in 3 overs. Need 169 to win in 17.
10:25PM: Still going strong. 59 / 1 in 6 overs. Pandey and Gambhir combining well.
10:28PM: Punjab get the big wicket of Gambhir. 59/2 in 6.1 overs.
10:35PM: KKR 107 / 2 in 11 overs. 93 runs from 54 balls for KKR to lift the cup. Anybody’s game here!
10:53PM: Huge strike for Kings XI Punjab and Preity. Yusuf Pathan is gone. Shakib Al Hasan and RN ten Doeschate to come.
11:00PM: Shakib is run out. Still anybody’s game this. Both Preity and SRK have a nervous look on their faces. KKR have the edge as long as Manish Pandey is there. 39 from 24.
11:14PM: KKR favourites now. Manish Pandey playing a blinder of an innings.
11:20PM: 15 runs from 12 balls. 4 wickets in hand.
11:22PM: Pressure! Suryakumar Yadav holes out. 13 runs off 10 balls. Sunil Narine is the new batsman. Shahrukh is still smiling. Preity is delighted.
11:26PM: Piyush Chawla has hit a six!!!! 5 from the last over.
11:30PM: Piyush Chawla hits the winning runs. Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders win IPL 2014