RCB vs SRH
RCB vs SRH

IPL 2020 RCB vs SRH Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to play the 52nd match of IPL 2020 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH is in need to win the match in order to get into the top-four spot in the IPL 2020 points table with its positive run rate.

Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Details: SRH won the toss and opt to field

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David Warner | SRH skipper

We’ll have a bowl. Vijay Shankar is out, he’s done his hamstring. Saha, fortunately, is fit, so great to have him back in the team. Having a positive attitude and coming out here, we obviously have to win both the games to make it to the finals.

For us, it’s about to come out and start fresh and forget about the last game. It’s how I approach every game, try to come out and do my best, and get us off to a good start. Obviously different wickets in Dubai compared to here in Sharjah with smaller boundaries.

We gotta start well. We only one had one look at this ground that was against Mumbai. It was a challenge, looks like these wickets have slowed up a bit. Got to wait and see how this one plays.

Virat Kohli | RCB skipper

We wanted to bat first, to be honest. It’s pretty dry. We think it’ll get slower and slower as the game progresses. Pretty happy to be batting first. Navdeep’s back for Dube, Udana replaces Steyn from the last game.

It was a strange phase of batting out there (against MI), whatever we hit went to hand. Usually, it doesn’t happen with our batting line-up, but these things happen on the field. Even then, we put up a good fight to defend 165. We are not too far away from having that professional performance that we have put in a number of times in this tournament.

Playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)

David Warner(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

RCB vs SRH Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting

Philippe and Devdutt Padikkal get to lead RCB. Sandeep Sharma opens the attack against RCB. SRH is in need to pick the early wickets in order to make a good start and to restrict the RCB’s run flow.

As expected Sandeep Sharma dismissed Padikkal and makes the first breakthrough in his second over. Virat Kohli gets in to the crease and expects to make the much-needed runs for RCB. But S Sharma again makes another breakthrough by dismissing Virat Kohli for the seventh time in IPL.

RCB can still get a better score if AB de Villiers scores the match-changing runs. ABD and Philippe make a steady partnership which moves RCB to score 61 runs for 2 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over.

Nadeem makes another massive blow for RCB by dismissing ABD for 24 runs. ABD’s dismissal makes a huge impact on RCB’s scoreboard. RCB struggles to score after ABD’s dismissal and wickets too fell like a pack of cards.

Without a big partnership, RCB scored 120 runs for 7 wicket loss and set an easy target for the SRH.

Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) Batting

David Warner and W Saha get in to the crease to chase down the target of 120. SRH needs 6 runs per over to make the victory over the RCB. If RCB manages to make early wickets then the game favor can change towards RCB.

As expected Washington Sundar makes the first wicket by dismissing Warner for 8 runs in the second over of the innings. Saha who makes excellent innings in the previous game is expected to make the much-needed run for the team.

Manish Pandey then joins hands with Saha and leads SRH to score 58 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. Chahal in his first over dismissed Manish Pandey for 26 runs. After his wicket, the game gets into fifty-fifty winning chances for both the team.

If RCB can make back to back wickets then SRH will land in the trouble. Chahal again made an impact with his ball by dismissing Saha while scoring 39 runs. SRH scored 82 runs for 3 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over.

With a lot of expectations, Williamson too fails to satisfy the SRH’s required run rate. Udana dismissed Williamson for 8 runs. Holder with a six finishes the match and makes the SRH to register their 6th victory of the tournament.

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets.

Watch RCB vs SRH Highlights

Man of the match 

Sandeep Sharma | SRH

When I started bowling, it was a bit sticky. It’s coming nicely, it’s got cooler here, so it’s helping. I have been bowling the knuckle ball, Jonny (Bairstow) has been helping me. It took around three or four months to get it right.

Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen, so getting him out is special. Now we are finding the momentum with one game to go. We are excited about that, let’s see what happens.

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