RCB beats SRH by 6 runs and registers the second victory of the IPL 2021
RCB beats SRH by 6 runs and registers the second victory of the IPL 2021

IPL 2021 SRH vs RCB Highlights: With a victory of the first match RCB set to play their second league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH in the previous game faces KKR and lost the game by 10 runs.

Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Toss Details: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opt to bowl

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David Warner | SRH

We will bowl first. Don’t think the conditions will change a lot, we’ll have to play with a positive mindset. We need one or two batters at the crease for an extended period of time. The fielding wasn’t great, we are looking to improve on that. Jason Holder and Shahbaz Nadeem in, replacing Nabi and Sandeep Sharma.

Virat Kohli | RCB

Looks patchy, so not a bad toss to lose. Runs on the board in Chennai is proving to be important, if we do get wickets in the middle overs, it will become difficult. Was a good game, but we were not at our best – to finish eight down wasn’t ideal, but as a bowling unit, it was great to be back in the game.

We will need to be professional, play ourselves in and then get a good total. On such pitches strike rotation is important. You don’t want to leave too much towards the end. We will need to stay ahead of the game – Padikkal is back, he replaces Rajat Patidar. I will open with him, Shahbaz will bat at three.

Playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Wriddhiman Saha(w), David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

IPL 2021 SRH vs RCB Highlights

Royal Challengers Batting

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opens the game for the RCB while Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling attack for the SRH.

Virat Kohli made a cracking boundary of the very second delivery and made an impressive start. Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his second over dismissed Padikkal and draws the first blood for the RCB.

Shahbaz Ahmed gets into join hands with RCB skipper. Fans expect an aggressive performance from Virat Kohli who recently loses his No.1 ODI ranking. Though Virat Kohli made some crucial shots from his end SRH bowlers looks out to break the partnership by dismissing the other player.

Nadeem successfully did this by dismissing Shahbaz Ahmed for 14 runs. Glenn Maxwell gets into play with Virat Kohli. The two world-class players added 43 runs to the RCB scoreboard before Kohli’s dismissal.

Holder with a short ball dismissed Virat Kohli for 33 runs. The destructive batsman ABD gets into join hands with aggressive batsman Maxwell. Fans expect a firecracker show from this duo.

Knowing the danger, SRH’s spinner Rashid Khan dismissed ABD with a short ball around off. With ABD’s dismissal, Maxwell gets the pressure of moving RCB to a decent score. As a lone striker without a well-defined partnership, Maxwell dragged RCB to score 149 runs for 8 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Batting

With an achievable target of 150 runs Saha and Warner get in to lead the SRH. RCB’s Siraj opens the attack against the SRH.

As of RCB, SRH too loses their first wicket in the third over. Siraj dismissed Saha for 1 run. Manish Pandey then join hands with the SRH skipper and in pressure to build a descent partnership for the chase.

This duo added a massive 83 runs partnership for the second wicket. Followed by a half-century of the previous over Warner loses his wicket to Jamieson mid of 13th over. Shahbaz Ahmed plays a key role in the second over of the innings by picking 3 wickets of the over.

Shahbaz Ahmed dismissed Bairstow(12), Manish Pandey(38), and Abdul Samad(0) in the same over. Losing 3 wickets of the same over loads pressure over SRH strikers.

SRH still have their match-winning players in the yard. But in the following over Harshal Patel dismissed Vijay Shankar for 3 runs and increases the pressure over SRH players.

Holder to lose his wicket to Siray in the followed over and walks to Pavillion after scoring 4 runs. With back-to-back quick wickets, SRH winds up their innings for 143 runs. SRH failed to chase a target of below 150 runs and surrendered to the RCB’s bowling attack.

RCB beats SRH by 10 runs and bags the second victory of the tournament.

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Player of the Match

  • Name: Glenn Maxwell
  • Team: RCB
  • Role: All-rounder
  • Stats: 59 runs off 41 deliveries(4’s – 5, 6’s – 3)

It’s a very nice start, new franchise for me and they have given me a specific role. To start like this is really nice. It’s nice to have batters behind you, you have freedom with AB to come and it’s a very similar role I have in the Australian cricket team.

The support staff have been backing me as well. It’s just about using the experience. Get myself in and then go for the runs. Probably having those guys behind me is a luxury at RCB. Maybe was pushed a bit too deep and expected to go from ball one, which I am not pretty good at.

Maybe a bit of cultural thing as well. Obviously.. I think it’s my 4th IPL team and there’s a bit of pressure. So it was really key for me to turn up and do well.

I will wait for my chance to bowl. Washi is a superstar for us. The more I don’t bowl and hopefully, I can keep contributing with the bat, the more happy I will be.