SRH VS RCB Highlights: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore start their winning campaign in the 13th season of IPL by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad. Batting first, debutant star Devdutt Padikkal (56) and AB De Villiers (51) scored 163 for 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Hyderabad’s team was shrunk at 153 runs in 19.4 overs. This way, Virat’s team started the tournament with a win.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the man of the match for Bangalore taking the most (3) wickets. Apart from Chahal, Navdeep Saini and Shivam Dubey got two successes. The pacer Dale Steyn took one wicket.
Good Start For Sunrisers Hyderabad, But…
Hyderabad started off chasing a target of 164 runs, but skipper David Warner was a bit unlucky. Actually, Bairstow’s straight drive hits the stumps by touching Umesh Yadav’s hand. And for this reason Hyderabad got their first blow as captain David Warner on 18 runs. However, after this, Jonny Bairstow partnered with Manish Pandey and took over the team. Both of them faced Bangalore bowlers fiercely.
This partnership almost created a problem for Virat Kohli, but Chahal reduced the worry of his captain by dismissing Pandey. Pandey scored 34 runs off 33 balls. Hyderabad received a third major setback with Pandey as Bairstow. Bairstow scored 61 off 43 balls, hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Manish And Bairstow Partnership
On the second ball of the 7th over, Sundar was hit by Manish Pandey for a six and took the team to 50. Bairstow was also seen destroying bowling at the other end. After 10 overs, the team’s score was 78 for just 1 wicket. Manish Pandey was heading towards Fifty after a fast start that Navdeep Saini caught an easy catch in the wake of hitting six on Chahal’s spell. He scored 34 runs in 33 balls with the help of 3 fours and a six. His wicket fell on the last ball of the 12th over. He and Bairstow shared a 71-run partnership for the second wicket.
Chahal Turned The Game But Missed Hat-Trick
After Pandey, Bairstow took the front and completed the half-century in 37 balls. While Hyderabad was 43 runs away from victory, this batsman was clean bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal. Bairstow scored 61 runs off 43 balls with 6 fours and two sixes. He got dismissed on the second ball of the 16th over. On the very next ball, Chahal also dismissed Vijay Shankar.
Although Chahal was eyeing on a hat-trick after this but was not lucky enough. Abhishek Sharma took care of his hat-trick ball and took a single. Hyderabad got shattered by Bairstow and then Shankar’s dismissal. After this shock, only Priyam Garg was such a batsman, who could touch the figure of ten. Apart from Manish Pandey, Bairstow, and Garg, none of the batsmen scored more than 9 runs.
Thrilling Start Of Bangalore’s Innings
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a bang. Playing his first match in the IPL, opener Devdutt Padikkal formed a big 90-run partnership with Aaron Finch. Padikkal created a furor on the ground. He proved his selection in the team by scoring 56 runs with the help of 8 fours from 42 balls. Although Finch was able to score just 29 runs.
At the same time, skipper Virat Kohli isn’t seen scoring big in the first match. In the end, De Villiers helped the team by setting a winning target.
Virat Kohli Early Dismissal
Bangalore lost the third wicket as Virat Kohli. Kohli scored 14 runs off 13 balls. Kohli’s wicket fell at a total score of 123. After Kohli’s departure, de Villiers carried out the responsibility in his own style. He gave the team a challenging score by playing big shots in the end overs. Shivam Dubey was run-out on the last ball. He scored seven runs. Joshua Philippe remained bot out on one run. For Hyderabad, T. Natarajan, Shankar, and Abhishek took one wicket each.
De Villiers’s Blast In The Slog Overs
De Villiers faced 30 balls and hit four fours and two sixes in his innings. At the same time, Devdutt played a half-century innings with the help of eight fours in 42 balls. Devdutt is making his IPL debut with this match. While Devdutt gave the team a strong start, De Villiers gave the team a good score in the last over. He batted fast but if there was another batsman like him from the other end, the team could have scored more.
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