Unseasonal showers delayed the tie by over one and half hours.
Taibu, Kartik and Akash Chopra make it to the Kolkata playing eleven. Bangalore Challengers have drafted in J Arun Kumar in place of non performing asset Jacques Kallis while Boucher returns for Misbah.
Both the teams, languishing at the bottom of the points table, were left with must-win situation.
Bangalore Royal Challengers: J Arunkumar Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid (capt), Mark Boucher (wk), Cameron White, R Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble and Dale Steyn
Kolkata Knight Riders: Akash Chopra, Brad Hodge, Sourav Ganguly (capt), David Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Tatendu Taibu, Laxmiratan Shukla, Murali Kartik, Umar Gul, Ishant Sharma and Ashok Dinda.
Match Officials: Umpires: Asad Rauf and Ian Howell. Third umpire: Billy Doctrove. Match Ref: Farookh Engineer.