That being said, RCB have a daunting opponent to conquer on Thursday to keep their hopes alive.
RCB winning the toss put KXIP into bat as the visitors produced a disciplined bowling performance to bundle out the home team for a meager 88 in just 15.1 overs. After this win they reach to 10 points while their run rate took a giant leap.More news: MI spoils KXIP Party, defeats them by three wickets
Virat Kohli's RCB has endured a tough season, having lost seven of its 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround has rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the playoffs berth provided some other results go the team's way. While Anushka has always come out in support of her better half, this time she couldn't physically make it there. Umesh should have had Gayle in the first over itself with a peach of a delivery that swung in through the air before pitching and then straightened up, taking the left-hander's outside edge and should have been pouched by the wicketkeeper.
SRH have been on a roll, steam-rolling nearly every other side they have played against with their top class bowling.
On the team news front, we feel RCB will play the same team that has now won them two games in a row.More news: Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to urban area
But what has been truly outstanding for SRH is their diverse bowling attack.
A defeat on the morrow against Sunrisers will reduce the final game of RCB against Rajasthan at Jaipur to nearly an academic affair. Rishabh Pant took them apart as he piloted Delhi Daredevils to 187 for 5, Ambati Rayudu lay into them the other night with his maiden ton to help Chennai Super Kings hunt down 179 for 4 with ridiculous ease.More news: Europe Needs Sway Over Western Balkans to Stem Russian Influence - Macron
While Dhawan's return to form will be heartening, SRH will be concerned about the lack of runs from Alex Hales, who has 111 runs in five innings at 22.20, and Manish Pandey, who has a mere 189 runs from 10 innings.