Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in Dubai to kick off their Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 marketing campaign with a win on Monday.
Put in to bat, RCB had been off to a flying begin. Devdutt Padikkal, making his IPL debut, hit two fours within the second over and adopted it up with three extra within the fourth over. SRH had been then handled an damage blow as Mitchell Marsh needed to go away the sphere after bowling simply 4 deliveries.
RCB then introduced up their fifty within the last over of the powerplay earlier than SRH bowled three tight overs, conceding simply 15 overs. Nevertheless, Aaron Finch hit a six and a 4 off Rashid Khan’s first over to push RCB to 75 on the finish of the 9th over.
However SRH dismissed each the RCB openers on consecutive deliveries. First, Vijay Shankar disturbed the timber to finish Devdutt Padikkal’s innings after which, Abhishek Sharma trapped Finch earlier than the wickets.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers then added 43 runs collectively earlier than T Natarajan struck within the 16th over to get the RCB skipper out for 14.
ABD, although, then lower unfastened to deliver up his fifty and pushed RCB whole previous 160 earlier than being run-out for 51 within the last over of the RCB innings.
Defending 163, RCB struck early, courtesy a stroke of luck as Umesh Yadav, on his personal bowling, managed to deflect Jonny Bairstow’s shot onto the stumps to chop brief David Warner’s keep within the center.
Manish Pandey joined Bairstow within the center and the pair added 71 runs from 62 deliveries earlier than Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Pandey for 33.
Whereas Bairstow had a few reprieves, to his credit score, he made probably the most of it, citing his fifty within the 14th over as SRH moved nearer to 110.
At that stage, RCB wanted a few fast wickets they usually received what they had been searching for.
With SRH needing 43 runs off 29 balls, Chahal struck twice. First, he received the higher of well-set Bairstow, and on the following supply, broke by Vijay Shankar’s defence to choose his third wicket.
There was one other two-wicket over as SRH misplaced Priyam Garg, who did not time his scoop shot and dragged a Shivam Dube supply onto the stumps. In the identical over, a mid-pitch collision with Rashid Khan, noticed Abhishek Sharma lose his wicket.
Navndeep Saini then disturbed the timber twice as SRH misplaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid within the 18th over.
Whereas Marsh walked out to bat regardless of damage, Dube received him out on the primary ball earlier than Dale Steyn sealed the RCB’s win, dismissing Sandeep Sharma within the last.
Temporary Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 163/5 (Devdutt Padikkal 56, AB de Villiers 51; Abhishek Sharma 1/16) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 153 all out (Jonny Bairstow 61, Manish Pandey 34; Yuzvendra Chahal three/18) by 10 runs