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Bangalore: Apr 9, 2013
RCB 162/3 | Overs 17.4 | Kohli 93*, Henriques 7*
Virat Kohli cracked a boundary towards the covers to seal a huge seven-wicket win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The RCB skipper remained unbeaten on 93 from 47 balls, which included 11 boundaries and four sixes. RCB achieved the target of 162 runs with 14 balls to spare.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli slammed two boundaries off Thisara Perera’s first two balls to help his side inch closer to win. Perera’s third over of the innings scored RCB needs a further eight runs from 18 balls.
RCB 138/3 | Overs 16 | Kohli 70*, Henriques 7*
Looks like Virat Kohli will single-handedly pull off a win for the Royal Challengers. After bringing up his half-century, the RCB skipper slammed two consecutive sixes off Amit Mishra immediately after the strategic break to put the Sunrisers under immense pressure. Mishra gave away as many as 21 runs in the over. RCB needs a further 24 runs from 24 balls.
RCB 117/3 | Overs 15 | Kohli 51*, Henriques 7*
Virat Kohli completed his half-century as the Royal Challengers Bangalore reached for four after 15 overs. Kohli’s half-century came from balls, studded with five boundaries and two sixes. RCB needs a further 45 runs from 30 balls.
RCB 111/3 | Overs 14 | Kohli 46*, Henriques 6*
Amit Mishra failed to maintain the pressure created by Dale Steyn from the other end as he leaked as many as 10 runs to give RCB a chance to resurrect their chase. The home side needs a further 51 runs from 36 balls.
RCB 101/3 | Overs 13 | Kohli 41*, Henriques 1*
Dale Steyn returned to bowl his third over of the match and gave away four runs. The Royal Challengers crossed the 100-run mark in the 13th over of their innings.
RCB 96/3 | Overs 12 | Kohli 37*
Virat Kohli clobbered a six and a boundary as Royal Challengers Bangalore have stepped up the scoring rate in their chase of 162. But the home side was jolted by Cameron White as he got de Villiers caught at the deep midwicket. The South African cricketer scored 15 from as many balls.
RCB 82/2 | Overs 11 | Kohli 24*, de Villiers 14*
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers took the attack to the opposition, taking runs from the 11th over of the innings. While Kohli cracked a boundary off the second ball, de Villiers cleared the ropes with a splendid strike to shift the momentum towards the home side.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are leading Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fightback after they lost quick wickets. Skipper Kohli picked up a boundary on the second ball of Amit Mishra’s second over and de Villiers too showed aggressive intent to provide Bangalore some momentum.
Virat Kohli pulled Thisara Perera for a six to provide his side a much-needed momentum. The ninth over of the innings garnered 11 runs for the Royal Challengers.
RCB 50/2 | Overs 8 | Kohli 5*, de Villiers 2*
Amit Mishra came into the attack and gave away only two runs in his first over. The Royal Challengers Bangalore would be desparate for good overs in terms of runs after losing quick wickets.
RCB 48/2 | Overs 7 | Kohli 4*, de Villiers 1*
Ishant Sharma provided Sunrisers the big wicket of Chris Gayle when he had him caught behind the wickets for 13 off 14 balls. The lanky Indian pace bounced back after a poor last over and gave away only one run.
RCB 47/1 | Overs 6 | Kohli 4*, Gayle 4*
The first bowling change worked for the Hyderabad side as Thisara Perera got rid of Mayank Agarwal on the very first ball of the over. Agarwal tried to pull over the midwicket but mistimed the shot and Sunrisers skipper Sangakkara took a good catch to make the first breakthrough. RCB reached 47 for one in their first six overs.
RCB 39/0 | Overs 5 | Agarwal 29*, Gayle 10*
Mayank Agarwal punished Ishant Sharma for being poor with his line as he clobbered a six over the deep fine leg boundary and then followed it up with a hit to the fence over the cover point. Ishant’s second over of the innings garnered 15 runs for the home side.
RCB 24/0 | Overs 4 | Agarwal 18*, Gayle 6*
Dale Steyn bowled an impresive over as he gave the Royal Challengers Bangalore openers no room to swing their arms. The fourth over of the innings garnered only two runs for the home side.
RCB 22/0 | Overs 3 | Agarwal 17*, Gayle 5*
Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle continued to score freely as Royal Challengers Bangalore reached 22 for no loss from three overs. Agarwal has raced to 17 not out from 11 balls, which includes a six and two hits to the fence.
RCB 16/0 | Overs 2 | Agarwal 11*, Gayle 5*
Chris Gayle welcomed Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Dale Steyn with a boundary off the first ball, as the Royal Challengers began their chase of 162 on a positive note. Steyn bounced back in the remainder of the over and didn’t allow Gayle to score any further.
Mayank Agarwal provided Royal Challengers Bangalore a brisk start as he slammed a six and a boundary, as the home side reached 12 for no loss after one over, which was bowled by Hanuma Vihari.
SRH 162/6 | Overs 20 | Vihari 2*, Samantray 2*
Rudra Pratap Singh cleaned up Ashish Reddy on the first ball of the final over of the innings and gave away only seven runs as the Sunriers Hyderabad set a 163-run target against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 9th match of the IPL 2013.
SRH 155/5 | Overs 19 | Ashish 3*
Cameron White completed his half-century with a six off R Vinay Kumar, but fell on the last ball of the 19th over. He was caught by AB de Villiers at the long-off boundary. White smashed three sixes and as many boundaries during his stay at the crease.
SRH 144/4 | Overs 18 | Ashish 1*, White 44*
RP Singh started off on a bad note as he struggled with line in his third over of the game, but found back the rhythm to clean up the dangerous Thisara Perera. The Sri Lankan and Sunrisers’ batsman scored 40 off 24 balls, studded with four sixes and a boundary.
SRH 135/3 | Overs 17 | Thisara 36*, White 42*
R Vinay Kumar’s third over and 17th of the match proved to be the best one for the Sunriers — which got them as many as 19 runs. Thisara Perera slammed a six off the first ball, and Cameron White followed it up with another over the long-on boundary.
Cameron White started off with a boundary off the first ball once again, taking the team total past 100. The Aussie batsmen punished the compatriot Moises Henriques when he clobbered a six over the deep midwicket boundary. The Sunrisers got a further boost as Thisara Perera too joined in to slam a six which travelled 101 meters.
SRH 98/3 | Overs 15 | Thisara 19*, White 23*
Cameron White cracked a boundary off the very first ball of the 15th over and Thisara Perera swatted a six over the long-on boundary to provide the Sunrisers some momentum. Unadkat struggled with his line and length and the tourists batsmen made the most of it, taking 14 runs.
SRH 84/3 | Overs 14 | Thisara 11*, White 17*
After a great fielding effort in the last over, Muttiah Muralitharan return to bowl his third over of the innings and gave away only four runs.
SRH 80/3 | Overs 13 | Thisara 10*, White 14*
A last-ball six lifted the Sunrisers’ scoreboard to 80 for three after 13 overs. Murali Kartik maintained the pressure over the Sunrisers batsmen and the Bangalore fielders supported him well, but still the tourists managed to take 13 runs from that over.
SRH 67/3 | Overs 12 | Thisara 3*, White 9*
Jaidev Unadkat bowled an impressive 12th over of the innings, giving away only three runs. The momentum has shifted towards the home side after the dismissals of Sangakkara and Parthiv in quick succession.
SRH 64/3 | Overs 11 | Thisara 1*, White 8*
Kumar Sangakkara lost patience and fell to Bangalore spinner Murali Kartik as he danced down the track hoping the clear the boundary. The ball took a leading edge, went high in the air and was caught by RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Sangakkara scored 23 off 24 balls with the help of two boundaries.
SRH 62/2 | Overs 10 | Sangakkara 23*, White 7*
Cameron White struck a boundary off Muttiah Muralitharan’s third ball of the 10th over to take some pressure from the Sunrisers side. The tourists have reached 62 for two after 10 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are putting Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen under lot of pressure. The last three overs hasn’t yeided any boundary and have lost one wicket as well. The ninth over was bowled by Murali Karthik, who gave away six runs.
SRH 50/2 | Overs 8 | Sangakkara 16*, White 0*
Muttiah Muralitharan cleaned up Parthiv Patel for 20 as the Sunrisers Hyderbad lost their second wicket in the game. The left-handed batsmen struck two boundaries and faced 19 balls to score 20 during his stay at the crease. The tourists also crossed the 50-run mark in the eighth over of the innings.
SRH 45/1 | Overs 7 | Sangakkara 16*, Parthiv 17*
Jaidev Unadkat gave away only five runs in his second over of the match. The Hyderabad batsmen Sangakkara and Parthiv are rotated the strike easily.
SRH 40/1 | Overs 6 | Sangakkara 13*, Parthiv 15*
Muttiah Muralitharan gave away as many as eight runs in his first over of the match. Parthiv clobbered a boundary towards the deep midwicket boundary, and the two Sunrisers batsmen rotated the strike with ease.
SRH 32/1 | Overs 5 | Sangakkara 12*, Parthiv 8*
Parthiv Patel struck his first boundary of the innings, flicking over the deep backward square leg off Jaidev Unadkat. The two Hyderabad batsmen are trying to build a partnership after the early loss in form of Akshath Reddy.
Kumar Sangakkara slammed a boundary off the final ball to take Sunrisers to 25 for no loss. R Vinay Kumar was disciplined in his second over of the innings, but Sangakkara danced down the track to hit the ball over the bowler’s head.
Akshath Reddy fell to RP Singh as he gave a simple catch to R Vinay Kumar at mid-on in a bid to accelare the run-rate, on the first delivery of the third over. The Sunrisers opener hit two boundaries and scored 12 runs from 11 balls during his stay at the crease. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara got off the mark in style, cracking a boundary on the off side to open his account.
SRH 12/0 | Overs 2 | Akshath 12*, Parthiv 0*
Akshath Reddy looks in a good rhythm as he cracked a boundary off R Vinay Kumar and pulled him for a a single towards the mid-wicket boundary to take his side to 12 runs for no loss after two overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started on a positive note taking seven runs in the opening over off Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer RP Singh. Akshath Reddy got two runs on the second ball and cracked a boundary off the third delivery to open the account for the Sunrisers. Parthiv Patel was lucky as a direct hit on the last ball of the over would have sent him back to the hut.
This is Devarchit Varma and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in the Garden City.
The news from the Chinnaswamy Stadium is that the Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Hyderabad side have made only one change, bringing in Bipbab Samantray in place of Ankit Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, KB Arun Karthik (wk), R Vinay Kumar, Murali Kartik, Jaidev Unadkat, RP Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Akshath Reddy, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kumar Sangakkara (c), Cameron White, Thisara Perera, Hanuma Vihari, Biplab Samantray, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma
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