IPL 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers  Bangalore by 15 runs at Hyderabad, Stars and Flops

Once again, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost a match because of their poor bowling  in the ninth edition of Indian Premier League. This is RCB’s second consecutive defeat and fourth overall in this tournament. David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad once again made a strong comeback after a disappointing loss against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in their last game, with their all round performance.

Following the current trend of IPL 2016, RCB chose to field . Opener Shikhar Dhawan got out early but with the inclusion of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, SRH never looked on backfoot as Warner and Williamson added 124 for the second wicket. Warner got out in the 16th over when he was moving towards his hundred but Tabraiz Shamsi dismissed him and celebrated in his hilarious ‘BUS DRIVER’ way, this time with skipper Virat Kohli. Following Warner’s wicket, Williamson too got out after completing his half-century and from there on, Moises Henriques ensured a good total of 194 on board with his cameo of 14-ball 31. Kane Richardson was the most expensive bowler from RCB, even after taking two wickets. Harshal Patel bowled only one over and went for 16 runs.

Coming to chase, Kohli and KL Rahul started pretty decently but the Indian Test captain fell to Mustafizur Rahman‘s mystery off-cutter. Rahul was joined by AB de Villiers in the middle and both maintained the scoring rate as they added 41 runs. But Rahul repeated the same mistake of what Williamson did by getting out after completing his half-century. His wicket followed Shane Watson‘s departure too and then Sachin Baby joined de Villiers at the crease and impressed with his batting by scoring a 16-ball 27 run knock.In between, de Villiers got out in the 15th over of the game, followed by Baby’s wicket in the next over and from there on, RCB lost their grip in the match. Kedar Jadhav tried his best but couldn’t let his team to victory and eventually RCB lost this game by 15 runs. Notably, all five bowlers of SRH took a wicket each.

Turning Point: After Shane Watson’s wicket, AB de Villiers and Sachin Baby were going strong but as RCB lost their most precious player — de Villiers, the whole game started turning in favour of SRH. That proved to be the turning point of the match.


Brief Scores: 

Sunrisers Hyderabad 194 for 5 in 20 overs [David Warner 92 (50), Kane Williamson 50 (38), Moises Henriques 31 (14); Kane Richarson 4-0-45-2, Shane Watson 4-0-33-1] beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 179 for 6 20 overs [KL Rahul 51 (28), AB de Villiers 47 (32); Ashish Nehra 4-0-32-1, Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-34-1, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-36-1] by 15 runs.