RCB vs SRH: In the 52nd match of the 13th season of IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 5 wickets. This is Sunrisers sixth win in the season. The team has reached the top-4 of the points table. With this, Hyderabad became the frontrunner of the fourth team of the play-offs. Despite the defeat, Bangalore remains at number two in the points table.
On the ground of Sharjah, Bengaluru lost the toss and gave a target of 121 runs while batting first. In response, Hyderabad won the match by scoring 121 runs for 5 wickets in 14.1 overs.
Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey Handled SRH Innings
Sunrisers had not started well while chasing. On 10 runs, the team lost the first wicket as captain David Warner (8). After this, opener Wriddhiman Saha took over the innings by partnering 50 runs for the second wicket with Manish Pandey. Saha scored 39 and Manish scored 26 runs.
Finally, all-rounder, Jason Holder played an unbeaten inning of 26 off 10 deliveries and SRH won the match by 5 wickets.
For Bengaluru, Yuzvendra Chahal took the maximum 2 wickets. He sent Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey to the pavilion. Apart from these, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini and Isuru Udana got 1-1 wickets.
Sandeep and Holder Took 2-2 Wickets
Bengaluru scored 120 runs losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. Josh Philippe scored the highest 32 runs off 31 balls. Apart from him, AB de Villiers scored 24 and Washington Sundar scored 21 runs. Sandeep Sharma and Jason Holder took 2–2 wickets each for Hyderabad. Apart from these, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem and Rashid Khan took 1-1 wickets.
Bengaluru’s Poor Start
RCB had a very poor start today in the crucial match. The team had lost 2 wickets for 28 runs. Both the batsman dismissed by Sandeep Sharma. He bowled opener Devdutt Padikkal (5). After this Virat Kohli (7) was caught out by Kane Williamson. Josh Philippe scored 32 runs and AB de Villiers scored 24 runs. There was a 43-run partnership for the third wicket between the two.
Josh Philippe was caught by Rashid Khan in the hands of Manish Pandey. At the same time, Abhishek took the catch of de Villiers on the Shahbaz Nadeem’s deliveries. Washington Sundar (21) was caught and bowl by T Natarajan.
Sandeep Sharma Bowls Out Kohli For 7th Time
Sandeep Sharma sent Virat Kohli for a record 7th time in the IPL. With this, he also equalled the record of dismissing a batsman in the league for the most times. Earlier, Zaheer Khan has also dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni 7 times in the league. Kohli scored 68 runs in 12 innings against Sandeep and was dismissed 7 times.
Man of The Match
Sandeep Sharma is adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning spell of 2/20.
Sandeep Sharma’s Performance
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) & SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) Playing 11
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
D Padikkal, J Philippe, V Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), GM Singh, W Sundar, C Morris, I Udana, N Saini, M Siraj, Y Chahal
SunRisers Hyderabad Playing 11
D Warner (C), W Saha (WK), M Pandey, K Williamson, A Samad, J Holder, A Sharma, R Khan, S Nadeem, S Sharma, T Natarajan
Changes in Playing 11
Captain David Warner made a change in the playing XI. Abhishek Sharma replaced Vijay Shankar. There were two changes in the Bangalore team. Navdeep Saini and Isuru Udana return. Dale Steyn and Shivam Dubey were ruled out.