IPL 2019, Highlights Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 11: Jonny Bairstow and David Warner struck whirlwind centuries as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) cantered to a 118-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Sunday. RCB skipper Virat Kohli’s decision to field first backfired as Sunrisers — sans regular captain Kane Williamson — were on fifth gear from ball one thanks to Bairstow (114; 56b; 12×4; 7×6) and Warner (100 off 55 balls not out; 5×4; 5×6) as the duo recorded the highest IPL-opening wicket partnership of 185 runs. Previously, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn held the record with a 184-run partnership against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 edition. In reply to the SRH’s 231, the RCB gave a poor account of themselves, being bowled out for 113 in 19.5 overs, with the likes of Kohli (3) and AB De Villiers (1) failing to make a mark. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS SRH vs RCB, MATCH 11 in HYDERABAD
19.32 IST: OUT! Formalities done! That’s the final wicket and Bangalore are bowled out for 113. Shorter delivery on middle, Chahal looks to pull but top edges it to mid-wicket. Deepak Hooda there takes an easy catch. Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (113-all out) by 118 runs in match 11. Nabi 4/11, Sandeep 3/19
19.27 IST: OUT! So much confusion here and in the end it is de Grandhomme who has to walk off. A length ball outside off, Siraj drives it towards covers and runs for the single. His partner is ball watching all along as the fielder at cover, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up the ball and throws it at the bowler’s end. Shankar removes the bails at his end first and then scores a direct hit at the keeper’s end. Sandeep Sharma runs from mid-wicket and tells the umpire that the batsman at the bowler’s end, de Grandhomme was also out of the crease. Royal Challengers Bangalore 109/9 in 18.5 overs, need 123 runs to win vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2)
19.25 IST: An appeal for run out has been taken upstairs. Colin de Grandhomme is the man in question here. Even if he is in. Mohammed Siraj has to walk back as there was run out at the other end as well and Siraj was way short there.
19.17 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav run-out for 14. It has just not been Bangalore’s day. Floated delivery outside off, de Grandhomme strokes it wide of deep cover and runs the first one hard. He goes for the second but Umesh was not aware. Colin comes halfway down the track and Umesh seeing this sacrifices his wicket as the ball is thrown to the bowler’s end. Rashid Khan waits for a while and then teasingly takes the bails off. Bangalore 102/8 in 17.3 overs vs Hyderabad (231/2)
19.11 IST: SIX! Umesh Yadav won’t wait. Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Yadav flat bats over long on for a maximum. RCB 95/7 in 16 overs vs SRH (231/2)
19.07 IST: OUT! Sandeep Sharma removes Prayas Barman for 19. The youngster’s innings comes to an end. A debut to forget for the youngster but he did well with the bat. Slower delivery on off, Ray Barman makes room and looks to play it on the offside. He gets beaten by the slowness off the ball and ends up chipping it straight to Deepak Hooda at cover. Hooda makes no mistake and takes the dolly easily. The 51-run stand comes to an end. Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/7 in 15.1 overs, need 146 runs to win vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2)
18.58 IST: FOUR! Some runs coming here for Bangalore as the 50-run stand comes up. Kaul bowls it short this time, Ray Barman pulls it and sends it one bounce into the fence at backward square leg.
18.56 IST: FOUR! De Grandhomme is not going to go down without a fight, good over for RCB – 13 off it. Shorter delivery on middle and leg, Colin smokes his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. RCB 74/6 in 13 overs vs SRH (231/2)
18.38 IST: SIX! Very good shot from Colin. Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Bangalore need more of these. Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/6 in 10.1 overs, need 175 runs to win vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2)
18.35 IST: Strategic break – 40/6 at the end of 9 overs. This has gone from bad to worse to worst for Bangalore. Mohammad Nabi has completed his 4 over spell and picked up 4 wickets himself and Hyderabad seem to be coasting to a huge win here. Bangalore can’t do anything but try to forget this day. They need to look and bat as long as possible for their net run rate. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan to bowl after the break.
18.33 IST: SIX! The fifty comes up! Not for de Grandhomme but for the team. A length ball on middle, Colin stands tall and pulls this over deep square leg for a maximum. Great shot though Bangalore will need a lot more of these.
18.27 IST: OUT! Mohammad Nabi removes Shivam Dube for 5. Another one bites the dust and guess what? Nabi has 4! A lofted one on middle, Shivam Dubey’s eyes light up and he goes for the big one. He does not hit the ball clean enough though and finds Deepak Hooda in the deep. He has taken a simple catch and Bangalore are six down. This is looking embarrassing now. RCB 35/6in 7.4 overs vs SRH (231/2)
18.21 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali run-out for 2. Sandeep has collected the ball cleanly and removed the bails in time. Dubey pushes the ball to mid on and looks for a single. Moeen responds but Shivam sends him back later seeing the fielder reaching the ball quickly. Nabi there picks up the ball and throws the ball underarm to Sandeep who does the needful. 5 down and this game looks like it is ending really soon if Bangalore don’t do something. Bangalore 30/5 in 6.2 overs vs Hyderabad (231/2)
18.19 IST: OUT! Sandeep Sharma removes Virat Kohli for 3. That is surely it, one would believe! Kohli is gone now! A length ball outside off, Kohli times it beautifully but drives it in the air. Warner at extra cover moves to his right and takes a sharp catch. Kohli cannot believe his luck and is astounded for a minute. He has to depart though! RCB 30/4 in 6.1 overs, need 232 runs to win vs SRH (231/2)
18.10 IST: OUT! Nabi is on fire here, he strikes gold as AB de Villiers for 1. Bowled ’em! The 360-degree man makes his way back to the pavilion! Flatter one on middle, de Villiers looks to make room and hit it over covers. He plays down the wrong line and gets castled. What if Nabi does not get the hat-trick, he has got his third wicket inside 2 overs. Not the script Bangalore would have wanted but just what Hyderabad would have liked. Royal Challengers Bangalore 13/1 in 2 overs, need 219 runs to win vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2)
18.07 IST: OUT! Mohammad Nabi removes Shimron Hetmyer for 9. Stumped! Two for Nabi! Hetmyer is out of here! A flighted ball on middle, Shimron runs down the track to lift this over long on but absolutely misses the line of the ball. Bairstow collects the ball and removes the bails before Hetmyer could even think about returning! Nabi has got two wickets in two balls. Hat-trick chance coming up! RCB 20/2 in 3.1 overs vs SRH (231/2)
18.03 IST: SIX! Full connection there! A short length ball, sitting up to be hit. Hetmyer removes one leg outside the line of the ball, makes room to swing and deposits the ball way over the deep mid-wicket boundary into the stands. Bangalore 19/1 in 2.3 overs vs Hyderabad (231/2)
18.01 IST: OUT! Mohammad Nabi removes Parthiv Patel for 11. The professor from Afghanistan strikes! Flatter one on the off stump, Parthiv rocks back and looks to loft it over the cover fielder but does not get enough elevation on the ball. It goes only as far as Manish Pandey at the edge of the circle who takes a good catch. That is the early strike that Hyderabad would have wanted. Royal Challengers Bangalore 13/1 in 2 overs, need 219 runs to win vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2)
17.59 IST: FOUR! Shot! That sounded really good off the bat. Nabi drags this down slightly and Patel pulls it over mid-wicket for a meaty boundary.
17.57 IST: FOUR! Good shot from Parthiv. Bhuvneshwar bowls this on a length outside off, not too far but that’s enough for Patel to pounce on. He punches it into the ground and finds the gap through the covers. That will give him a lot of confidence. RCB 7/0 in 1 over vs SRH (231/2)
17.53 IST: We are back for the chase. The two batsmen out in the middle for Bangalore are Parthiv Patel and suprise, Shimron Hetmyer. The opening bowler for Hyderabad will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 232 to win! It is surely going to be fun, if Bangalore are to get anywhere close to this total. Let’s play!!!
17.39 IST: Full ball on the pads, Yusuf flicks it off his pads to the on side and completes a brace to finish the innings. Sunrisers Hyderabad (231/2 in 20 overs) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bairstow 114, Warner 100*
17.37 IST: FOUR! Hundred for David Warner, his 4th in Indian Premier League. This knock just cannot be described in words. It has been one of the greatest knock in the cash-rich T20 league. It is a great one because he was playing the second fiddle to Bairstow and supported him perfectly. Take a bow Warner, you deserve all the praise you get. He gets to the milestone by slashing a full toss wide of cover. Sunrisers Hyderabad 229/2 in 19.4 overs
17.35 IST: SIX! HAMMERED! Bowls a length ball on the pads, Warner picks it and sends it sailing over backward square leg for a maximum. He has shifted gears after Bairstow left and has taken the onus on himself.
17.33 IST: FOUR! PERFECT PLACEMENT! That’s a shot with perfect timing on it. Yadav bowls a full toss outside leg, Warner moves away and places it through the gap at covers for a boundary.
17.25 IST: OUT! Shankar (9) is hardly in the picture here and he has to walk back. Full length delivery on off, Warner mistimes his hit and it lobs away from AB de Villiers at mid off. Hetmyer running in from long off gathers the ball and throws it at the keeper’s end. Shankar was looking for the second but Warner sends him back. The throw is a good one and Parthiv is quick too to dislodge the bails. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show Shankar is a goner. Hyderabad 203/2 in 17.3 overs vs Bangalore
17.23 IST: SIX! 200 up for Hyderabad. It is in the slot for Warner, he moves his leg and slams it over the long off fence for a maximum.
17.21 IST: SIX! THAT IS HUGE! Amazing shot from Shankar. Floated on middle, Shankar lofts this over long on for a biggie. Nice way to get off the mark in style. Sunrisers Hyderabad 195/1 in 17 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
17.18 IST: OUT! Y Chahal removes Jonny Bairstow for 114. Finally, Bangalore get the breakthrough. Some respite for the bowler and breathtaking innings from Bairstow comes an end. It took a very good catch from Umesh Yadav to bring an end to this mammoth partnership. Credit has to be given to Chahal too. He shows courage and tosses it up on off, Bairstow looks to sweep but gets a top edge to it. Umesh Yadav from point runs forward, dives in front and takes good catch. Bangalore and the crowd here in Hyderabad have been given the taste of the Yorkshire pudding here from Bairstow. Take a bow, Jonny! SRH 185/1 in 16.2 overs vs RCB
17.15 IST: Strategic Break – This has been a hammering of sorts so far! There has been no respite from either opener and Jonny Bairstow has even gone on to make a century. With 4 overs remaining, Bangalore will hope to restrict the runs to as low as possible while Hyderabad will love this total to swell over 240. Let’s see how it pans out! Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl after the break.
17.13 IST: SIX! What a shot that is! Ray Barman bowls a half-tracker to end his spell and Bairstow was early to read it. He rocks back and slogs it flat and straight over the bowler’s head for a maximum. SRH 184/0 in 16 overs vs RCB
17.10 IST: SIX! Continues the big-hitting! Quicker leg spinner on middle, Bairstow dances down the track and lofts it flat over long on for a maximum. Sixth maximum for him.
17.09 IST: HUNDRED FOR JONNY BAIRSTOW! What a brilliant knock from the Englishman! His first in the Indian Premier League! Knocks a full ball through mid-wicket for a couple of runs to get to the landmark. An insane knock, outgunning Warner at the other end! Does not happen too often but such has been the calibre of this knock. Sunrisers Hyderabad 166/0 in 15.1 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
16.51 IST: FOUR! Fifty for Jonny Bairstow. His first in the Indian Premier League. What a knock this has been from the Englishman. No respite for Barman. Jonny paddles this floated delivery on leg, fine of fine leg to get to the landmark with a boundary. Hyderabad 89/0 in 9 overs vs Bangalore
16.48 IST: SIX! Don’t even bother looking that one is out of here. Floated on off, Bairstow smacks this over covers for a maximum.
16.51 IST: FOUR! Boundary to begin with. Yadav starts with a short ball on leg, Bairstow clears his left leg and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary.
16.41 IST: Strategic Break – Well, well, well! Hyderabad are off to a flyer. Bairstow and Warner are going hammer and tongs after the Bangalore bowling. End of the Powerplay and they are 59/0. The hosts will hope these two can continue the onslaught. Bangalore need to get wickets and stop the free flowing runs here.
16:45 IST: Amazing shot! Short of a length delivery, Bairstow pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Jonny is on fire here. Consecutive sixes here for him.
16:30 IST: FOUR, Fifty comes up for SRH! Bairstow smokes this through point and gets a boundary. Flying start for Hyderabad. 50 up in the fifth over with that boundary.
16:17 IST: The SRH are now at 43/0 with 4 overs gone.
16:16 IST: Mohammed Siraj is going to bowl the fourth over. SRH will hope he does not repeat his 3/25 performance – the best bowling performance in the history of this tie.
16:11 IST: Warner and Bairstow both look like they are in the mood this evening, quick running, converting their singles into doubles.
16:08 IST: The hosts are off to a great start, SRH are 21 after two overs.
15:41 IST: Prayas Ray Barman one of the youngest players in a T20 at 16 years 157 days, he makes his debut for RCB.
15: 36 IST: Here’s the team news from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
3:31 IST: It is Virat Kohli calls heads and he wins the toss for Bangalore, they will bowl first.
3:22 IST: The hosts have an edge over their counterparts at this venue with a record of five wins in six matches so far.
3:15 IST: Stay tuned, toss will take place in 15 minutes time.
Preview: Having registered their first win of the season on Friday night, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be high on confidence when they take on Virat Kohli’s Royals Challengers Bangalore in Sunday’s afternoon game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
The RCB are yet to register a win after two games and the boys will look to turn things around in Hyderabad. But it won’t be very easy because firstly SRH will have the home support and secondly with the sun beating down on the wicket, it could be that spin comes into play and makes stroke-making difficult.
Like David Warner pointed out after Friday’s match that it wasn’t the easiest of wickets to bat on and Sanju Samson’s hundred showed how good a batsman he is. Though he was also quick to point out how things could be different on Sunday as it will be a 4 p.m. start.
While SRH look like a side which has a sorted line-up, RCB will need to relook the batting. They have failed to do well in both their games. While the 70 all-out in the first game was more due to the pitch conditions at the Chepauk Stadium, their failure to chase down Mumbai Indians’ total of 187 at home on Thursday raised the question on whether the unit was too dependent on skipper Kohli.
Although AB de Villiers did score a brilliant 41-ball 70, there was not much support for him after Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Kohli for a 32-ball 46. The other batsmen too need to chip in and contribute to ensure there is enough balance.
This is something that SRH has been brilliant with, as was evident again on Friday. If Warner and Jonny Bairstow gave the team a brilliant start at the top by putting on 110, all-rounder Vijay Shankar hit a calm 35 off 15 balls to show how he has matured in the last 12 months as a cricketer. And when the going got tough in the end, Rashid Khan hit a four and a six off successive balls to take SRH home against Rajasthan Royals.
T20 cricket is mostly about the batsmen and RCB must get their batters to fire if they wish to register their first win of the season on Sunday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee