In the 51st match of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2018), RCB beat SRH by 14 runs to stay alive in the tournament.
In the 51st match of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, RCB defeated SRH by 14 runs in a nail-biter and moved to the 5th spot of the VIVO IPL points table. Kane Williamson played a great knock, scoring 81 runs, and Manish Pandey accompanied him but somewhere, de Villiers and Moeen Ali’s knock overshadowed it. The suspense only ended in the last over after Williamson fell on the first ball, the match kept swinging in either direction and just when it looked that Williamson’s side was closer to seal the victory, RCB swung back in, courtesy, the last two overs by Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj.
Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and invited Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat first. Bangalore suffered an early loss in the form of Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers was at his best today, he made his intention clear right from the start. Rashid stunned Kohli. The dominance was oscillating from one side to the other. Dhawan committed a gaffe by crossing the boundary rope after taking Moeen’s catch, AB de Villiers and Moeen made their fifties, the bowlers had no respite, Rashid finally got breakthrough, de Villiers and Moeen Ali were back into the pavilion. Sarfaraz and Grandhomme played an important cameo. Chasing the target of 219 runs, Hyderabad had a fine start soon, Dhawan and Hales were dismissed. Williamson yet again played a great knock and Pandey accompanied him but they just fell short of a few runs.
MATCH 51 SCOREBOARD
Here are the squads for both the teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore playing XI for today’s match: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (W), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI for today’s match: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami (W), Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over
Over 1: Umesh to start it off for RCB, no run. Just three runs from the over. SRH: 3-0
Over 2: Tim Southee is the new man in. Welcomed with a six. Dot balls. Single to Dhawan. Another six. One run. RCB: 17-0
Over 3: Umesh continues, six.and a four. Swing and a miss. Brilliant catch, Hales is gone for 19. No, the decision is overturned. He is not out. SRH: 28-0.
Over 4: Chahal comes to the attack, just four runs from the over. SRH: 32-0
Over 5: Siraj comes to bowl, gets wacked for six. Two runs. Dropped again. Six to finish the over. SRH: 47-0
Over 6: Chahal is back and soft dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan. Kane Williamson is the new man in. Glanced for four. Dot ball. Bad ball hit for four. SRH: 56-1