IPL: Kohli, de Villiers masterclass overwhelms SRH, RCB win by 45 runs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2016 23:45 IST
David Warner will have to fire if Sunrisers Hyderabad are to have any chance of chasing down 228. (Santosh Harhare/HT Photo)


9 runs off the last over from Watson as Royal Challengers complete a comfortable 45-run win. Sunrisers were in the chase but once he fell and three others followed quickly after, the writing was on the wall for Hyderabad.

Over 19: 9 off Patel. 173/6

Over 18: 12 off Milne. 164/6

Over 17: Just 5 off Patel. 152/6

Over 16: 8 off Watson and the wicket of Ashish Reddy. 147/6

15.6 Watson to Ashish Reddy, OUT

140ks yorker, rattles the leg stump. Accurate stuff, Reddy swings his bat. The ball dips under the bat and timbaaaah

Over 15: 14 off Rasool, Reddy fighting admirably here. 139/5

Over 14: 12 off the over, thanks to two sixes from Reddy. 125/5

Over 13: 7 off Rasool. 113/5

Over 12: 7 off Chahal and the wicket of Hooda. 106/5

11.3 Chahal to Hooda, OUT

Chahal drops another short leg break outside off, Hooda shapes to pull. He can only mis-hit it and AB snaps up another easy catch

Over 11: 7 off Milne and the wicket of Henriques. 99/4

10.3 Milne to Henriques, OUT

Rushing short ball, 146ks, Henriques looks to pull and top-edges it. Drops down into the hands of Rasool at midwicket. Henriques gone for 19 off 23

Over 10: 6 off Chahal and the wicket of Ojha. 92/3

9.3 Chahal to Ojha, OUT

Non-turning length ball on middle, Ojha attacks it. Swings and finds long-on. Chahal lets out a roar

Over 9: 3 off Watson and the big wicket of David Warner. 86/2

8.4 Watson to Warner, OUT

Watson has his hands aloft and is embraced by Kohli. Dug in short, gets big on Warner. He looks to pull and top-edges it into the hands of Milne. The umpires check for a front-foot no-ball. Watson is fine

Over 8: Massive over for SRH, 19 coming off Yuzvendra. 83/1

Over 7: 8 off Patel. 64/1

Over 6: 7 off Rasool, including a six from Warner. 56/1

Over 5: 11 off Harshal. 49/1

Over 4: 3 off Rasool and the wicket of Dhawan. 38/1

3.1 Parvez Rasool to Dhawan, OUT

And he takes out the off stump and takes down Dhawan. Rasool wheels away in celebration. Pushed through and straightens on off. Dhawan hangs back, plays inside the line. Pokes and misses.

Over 3: 13 off Milne, including a six and four from Warner. 35/0

Over 2: 10 off Watson’s first over as an RCB bowler. 22/0

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chase, Over 1: 12 runs off Adam Milne’s first over. SRH 12/0

Over 20: 13 from Mustafizur. RCB end with 227/4, thanks to Sarfaraz Khan’s excellent 10-ball 35. Sunrisers Hyderabad need a daunting 228 to win.

Over 19: Extremely expensive over from Bhuvi, with Sarfaraz Khan taking him to the cleaners. 28 off it. 214/4

Over 18: Just three runs and two big wickets in that over from Mustafizur. 186/4

17.3 Mustafizur Rahman to Watson, OUT

Full, innocuous ball down the leg side, Watson looks to glance but can only tickle it behind to Ojha. The Fizz is on a hat-trick

17.2 Mustafizur Rahman to de Villiers, OUT

The Fizz comes back and takes down AB. Offuctter, AB aims for a slog over the leg side and skews it in the air. Morgan moves to his right from mid-off and pockets the skier

Over 17: 19 off Sharma, including three consecutive sixes from Watson. 183/2

Over 16: 8 off Bhuvi and the wicket of Virat. 164/2

15.5 Kumar to Kohli, OUT

Bowled’em. Another yorker, sixth time lucky for Bhuvi. What an over. Nailed at the base of leg stump, Kohli rocks away outside leg, but can’t squeeze it out. Nonetheless, it has been an entertaining knock from Kohli

Over 16: No end to the flow of runs. 16 off Reddy. 156/1

Over 14: 14 off Henriques. 140/1

Over 13: 15 off Karn Sharma, with a six and four from Kohli, who brings up 50. 126/1

Over 12: 12 off Henriques, including consecutive boundaries from AB. 111/1

Over 11: 11 off Reddy’s takeover of Nehra’s over, including two boundaries from AB, who also brings up his 50. 99/1

Over 10: 15 off Sharma, thanks to two sixes from AB. 88/1

Over 9: 12 off Henriques. 73/1

Over 8: 9 conceded by Karn Sharma in his first over. 61/1

Over 7: 3 off Henriques. 52/1

Over 6: 6 off Mustafizur. 49/1

Over 5: Another expensive over, 16 from Bhuvi. 43/1

Over 4: 15 in that over from Nehra, with AB hitting a six and two fours. 27/1

Over 3: 4 runs off Mustafizur. 12/1

Over 2: Three runs and the wicket of Gayle from Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s over. 8/1

1.2 Kumar to Gayle, OUT

Bhuvneshwar cleans up Gayle! Bhuvi lands this outside leg, it ducks back in, brushes Gayle’s thigh pad and hits the leg stump

Over 1: Five off the first over from Nehra. RCB 5/0

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl first in his side’s IPL 2016 opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday.

Warner explained his decision, saying the Bengaluru wicket looked like a good one to bat on and he would like to chase. The inclusion of Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman added some depth to their bowling, he added.

Warner’s RCB counterpart Virat Kohli said he would have liked to bowl first as well.


Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Sarfaraz Khan, Stuart Binny, Kedar Jadhav (wicketkeeper), Parvez Rasool, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Milne

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Ashish Reddy, Naman Ojha (wicketkeeper), Deepak Hooda, Eoin Morgan, Karn Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman

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