‘Deja Vu’ Yes, the match happened quite similar to the previous game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. In this match, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 runs and continued their winning streak.
The 6th league match of this season was played on the sticky wicket of M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss, and David Warner repeated the same mistake again as he opted to chase. Here’s the match story.
Devdutt Paddikal who missed the first game of this season made his comeback to the team after recovering from a COVID-19 infection. He went out to open the inning with his skipper Kohli. RCB got a steady start but they lost their first wicket in the form of Paddikal, who got out after scoring just 11 runs in 13 balls.
Paddikal got out to Bhubaneswar Kumar. After the wicket of Devdutt, the young all-rounder Shahbaz Nadeem came out to bat with his skipper. Unfortunately, he too couldn’t contribute much and got out after scoring 14 runs in 10 balls. RCB was on 47/2 at 6.1 overs.
The man in form of Glenn Maxwell joined Virat Kohli to take the team in a comfort zone, and they succeeded to do so. They built a 44 run partnership in 36 balls. When the team was all set for a big score, King Kohli departed by playing a very loose shot. Kohli scored 33 runs and took 29 balls to score those runs. Bangalore was 91/3 now at 12.1 overs.
AB De Villiers, Washington Sundar, and Christian also joined partner Glenn Maxwell but they couldn’t score big and left the team in huge trouble. However, Glenn Maxwell played a classy knock again and took the team to a fighting total. He and Jamieson at the death overs played some classy shots and took the team total to 149/8. Maxwell scored a brilliant fifty (59 runs in 41 balls) and got out at the last ball of the final over.
For the 2nd time they continued with Wriddhiman Saha as a partner of David Warner in the opening slot. Yet again, Saha failed to perform in his class and got out after scoring only 1 run.
The experienced Manish Pandey joined his skipper David Warner to take the team over the winning line. Both of them played quite carefully and were leading towards an easy win. They made an 83 run partnership in just 11 overs. David Warner who was looking lethal at the moment lost his wicket to Kyle Jamieson. He scored 54 runs in 37 balls.
Johnny Bairstow came out to partner Manish Pandey but, their pair couldn’t sustain much in the crease. SRH needed 34 runs in 5 overs to kill the game. But, that’s where they lost the game. Wickets kept falling as Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow got out in two consecutive deliveries.
Rashid Khan tried his best to help the team to open the points tally. Unfortunately, he failed, and eventually, SRH was 6 runs short of RCB and they lost the game.
Glenn Maxwell was the Player of the Match of this game for his crucial inning.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 149/8 (20 Overs)
- Glenn Maxwell: 59 (41)
- Rashid Khan: 18/2
- Virat Kohli: 33 (29)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 143/9 (20 Overs)
- David Warner: 54 (37)
- Harshal Patel: 25/2
- Manish Pandey: 38 (39)
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