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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – IPL 2021

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October 6, 2021 0 Comments

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, the 52nd IPL match will be played on 6th October 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, UAE

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Pre-match Updates 

Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 19 matches played between them, RCB won 10 and SRH won 8, and 1 match remained with no result.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

However, this season’s performances of RCB and SRH don’t justify the records. RCB has already made it into the playoff and will be contending the make a place among the top 2 in the points table.

They have won the last 3 matches they played against PBKS, RR, and MI

On the other hand, SRH seems to be completely lost, they are at the bottom of the table with just  2 wins out of 12 played matches.

They have too many problems to resolve, the top-order batting, the bowling, the captain, etc., etc. Maybe today’s match helps them resolve some of those issues. 

RCB vs SRH – Match Details

Virat Kohli, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the toss and decided to bowl first. Both Bangalore and Hyderabad have not made any change in the playing XI. 

Below are the RCB and SRH teams that were declared.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Umran Malik
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Srikar Bharat(w), George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

After losing the toss SRH was put on to bat first, SRH finished the innings at 141-7 after 20 overs.

RCB had to chase 142 runs at the rate of 7.1 runs per over, they struggled to keep up with the required run rate and lost the match by just 4 runs, RCB final score was 137-6 after 20 overs. 

Kane Williamson was awarded Man of the match for his contribution in the match, he scored 31 runs, took 2 catches, and did 1 runout. 

SRH Innings

After losing the toss SRH was put on to bat first, SRH came out with new opener Abhishek Sharma along with Jason Roy

In the 2nd over of the innings, Garton dismissed Abhishek at 13, SRH was 14-1 after 2 overs. 

After the fall of the wicket, Kane Williamson joined Roy, both the batsmen played magnificent cricket and SRH was 50-1 after power play (6 overs).

They continued playing in the middle and completed 50 runs partnership in the 9th over, SRH was 67-1 after 9 overs. 

SRH lost Williamson to Harshal in the 12th over, Williamson scored valuable 31 runs for the team, SRH was 91-2 after 12 overs.

Priyam Garg joined Roy in the middle for a brief period, Priyam was dismissed by Christian at 15, and in the same of Roy was bowled out at 44, Christian got 2 important wickets in the 15th over, SRH was 107-4 after 15 overs.

In the next over Chahal dismissed Abdul Samad, SRH was 113-5 after 16 overs. 

Wriddhiman Saha could also not make much of the mark and was dismissed by Harshal at 10, SRH was 130-6 after 18 overs

On the last ball of the SRH innings, Harshal got his 3rd wicket and dismissed Jason Holder at 16, SRH finished the innings at 141-7 after 20 overs.

SRH Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Jason Roy
c&b Christian
Abhishek Sharma
c Maxwell b Garton
Kane Williamson
b Harshal
Priyam Garg
c de Villiers b Christian
Abdul Samad
lbw b Chahal
Wriddhiman Saha
c de Villiers b Harshal
Jason Holder
Not out
Rashid Khan
Not out
Total: 141-7 in 20 Overs
Mohammed Siraj30170
George Garton 20291
Shahbaz Ahmed40210
Harshal Patel30333
Yuzvendra Chahal40271
Daniel Christian30142

RCB Innings

RCB had to chase 142 runs at the rate of 7.1 runs per over, it was not a big ask considering the current form of RCB openers. 

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened the innings for RCB, Kohli smashed four on the first ball and gave away his wicket to Bhuvneshwar on the last ball of the first over at 5, RCB was 6-1 after 1 over. 

Daniel Christian joined Padikkal, they could not build any partnership and Christian was dismissed by Siddharth Kaul at 1, RCB was 18-2 after 4 over. 

RCB now needed 124 runs in 16 overs and the required rate climbed from 7.1 to 7.75. It’s up to the pair Srikar Bharat and Padikkkal to build a partnership and keep up with the required rate, RCB was 37-2 after 6 overs. 

In the next over Umran Malik scalps Bharat at 12, RCB was 38-3 after 7 overs.

RCB now needed 104 runs in 13 overs and the required rate climbed from 7.75 to 8.00.

With Glenn Maxwell in the middle the chances of getting the score seemed to be bright, both Paddikal and Maxwell completed 50 runs partnership in the 13th over, RCB was 86-3 after 13 overs.

RCB was making good ground but there was suspense again, Maxwell was run out by the brilliant effort of Williamson at 40, RCB was 98-4 after 15 overs.

RCB now needed 44 runs in 5 overs at the required rate of 8.8, things were still manageable but needed someone who can score big in the next 1 or 2 overs, all hopes were on AB de Villiers now

In the 17th over Rashid dismissed Padikkal at 41, RCB was 113-5 after 17 overs.

RCB now needed 29 runs in 3 overs at the required rate of 9.7, not impossible but someone had to blast off.

Shahbaz Ahmed joined and scored 11 runs off Umran Malik’s over but much more was required, on the other hand, AB too was struggling to keep up with the required rate. RCB was 124-5 after 18 overs.

In the 19th over Shahbaz was dismissed by Jason Holder at 12 and RCB scored just 5 runs in the over, RCB was 129-6 in 19 overs. 

They now needed 13 runs off the last over but could only get 8 runs, RCB finals score was 137-6 after 20 overs. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar defended 13 runs in death over, SRH won the match by 4 runs. 

RCB Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Virat Kohli
lbw b Bhuvneshwar
Devdutt Padikkal
c Samad b Rashid
Daniel Christian
c Williamson b Kaul
Srikar Bharat
c Saha b Umran Malik
Glenn Maxwell Runout (Williamson)402532
AB de Villiers
Not out
Shahbaz Ahmed
c Williamson b Holder
George Garton
Not out
Total: 137-6 in 20 Overs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar40251
Jason Holder40271
Siddharth Kaul40241
Umran Malik40211
Rashid Khan40391

RCB vs SRH Match Highlights (video)

Match highlights 

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