RCB vs SRH Highlights, IPL 2019 Match 53 in Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore win by four wickets
RCB vs SRH As It Happened: Catch all the highlights from the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Highlights: Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann engineered an incredible turnaround that will linger long in IPL memory, powering Royal Challengers Bangalore to a four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru on Saturday. Both Hetmyer and Gurkeerat hit blazing fifties as RCB recovered from a hopelessly placed 20 for three in the third over to reach the 176-run target with four balls to spare. Following this match, the Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to hope for Mumbai Indians to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday for a place in the playoffs.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore win by four wickets
Umesh Yadav hits Mohammad Nabi for two consecutive boundaries as the Royal Challengers Bangalore win by four wickets. After Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were dismissed early, Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann strung a brilliant partnership of 144 runs to help RCB finish the season on a high.
Washington Sundar goes for a duck
Washington Sundar goes for a glory shot and gets out for a duck. The Royal Challengers Bangalore are slowing losing the plot here. They need 8 more runs to win.
Hetmyer departs for 75 runs
Hetmyer would have liked to finish the match, but it isn’t to be. He takes on Rashid and gets out caught in the deep for 75 runs. RCB need 12 runs from 14 balls to win.
Bangalore need 27 runs from 21 balls
Hetmyer and Gurkeerat have put the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the driver’s seat. They have ensured that they make good shot selection and keep the scoreboard moving.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann scores fifty
Gurkeerat strikes Shankar for a boundary and brings up his half-century off 39 deliveries. RCB are just 31 runs away from victory.
Gurkeerat smashes two boundaries
Gurkeerat smashes Thampi for two boundaries as RCB move to 130/3 in 15 overs. They need 46 runs from 30 balls to win.
Yusuf drops Hetmyer
Hetmyer hits the ball towards the backward point region and Yusuf drops a sitter! This could be a big moment in this match as RCB are cruising towards their target at the moment.
Thampi concedes 10 runs
Hetmyer and Gurkeerat are upping the ante now. They are getting the boundaries at regular intervals as RCB inch closer to their target. They need 74 runs from 48 balls to win.
Hetmyer scores fifty
Hetmyer smashes Rashid for two sixes and brings up his half-century off 32 balls. The West Indian has kept RCB in the game with a superlative innings.
RCB reach 77/3 in 10 overs
Hetmyer and Gurkeerat are happy to tuck the ball around and keep the scoreboard ticking. They have strung a partnership of 57 runs from 43 runs so far.
Thampi concedes five runs
Thampi concedes just five runs in the eighth over as Royal Challengers Bangalore to 61/3. They need 115 runs from 72 balls to win.
Hetmyer and Gurkeerat power Bangalore on
Hetmyer and Gurkeerat are looking comfortable at the crease so far. They will need to sensibly take RCB close to their target. RCB: 49/3 in 6 overs.
Hetmyer keeps RCB in the hunt
Hetmyer smashes Khaleel for two boundaries as he keeps RCB in the hunt in this game. The home side move to 35/3 in 4 overs.
Bhuvneshwar dismisses De Villiers
De Villiers edges a delivery from Bhuvneshwar and the ball loops to Guptill for a catch. The New Zealander makes no mistake as the match slips away from RCB’s hands. RCB: 20/3 in 3 overs.
Kohli departs for 16 runs
Kohli chases a delivery outside the off-stump and nicks the ball to Saha behind the stumps. The RCB skipper departs for 16 runs. It’s down to De Villiers to take RCB home tonight.
Parthiv gets out for a duck
Parthiv top-edges a delivery from Bhuvneshwar and gets out for a duck. A sad end to a good season for the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Sunrisers Hyderabad post 175/7 in 20 overs
Kane Williamson smashes Umesh Yadav for two fours and two sixes as Umesh Yadav concedes 28 runs in the last over. A no ball was called by the umpire in the fifth ball of the over, but replays showed that Yadav had bowled a legal delivery. RCB have been very unlucky with a couple of umpiring decisions in this season. Kane Williamson remains unbeaten on 70 from 43 balls as Hyderabad post 175/7 in 20 overs.
Williamson scores fifty
Williamson smashes Umesh Yadav for a six and brings up his half-century off 38 balls. Can he provide a big finish for SRH in the last over?
Saini concedes just five runs
Saini has bowled a splendid 19th over for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He concedes just five runs as SRH move to 147/7 in 19 overs.
Rashid Khan departs for one run
The Sunrisers Hyderabad batting line-up is falling apart here. Rashid goes for a big shot and gets out caught for one run. Khejroliya picks up his first wicket. SRH: 142/7 in 18 overs.
Nabi falls to Saini
Nabi strikes Saini for a boundary through the long-off in his first delivery, but a couple of deliveries later, he presents a catch to Gurkeerat Singh and gets out. SRH: 137/6 in 17 overs.
Chahal dismisses Yusuf
Yusuf Pathan tries to swat a delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal on the leg side and gets out caught in the deep. The leg-spinner picks up his 100th IPL wicket. SRH: 127/5 in 15.5 overs.
Shankar departs for 27 runs
One shot too many for Shankar! The SRH batsman smashes Sundar for two sixes and then loops a catch for de Grandhomme. He departs for 27 runs.
Shankar and Williamson power SRH
Shankar and Williamson have put on a sensible partnership of 39 runs so far. The duo will need to bat till the end for SRH to put up a big score on the board.
SRH reach 79/3 in 11 overs
Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar are trying to reconstruct the innings at the moment. They are not looking for the big shots and are just focussing on rotating the strike.
Sundar strikes again
Pandey goes for a big shot and presents a catch to Hetmyer. The West Indian judges the catch well and latches onto brilliantly. The umpires have a look at the catch again and replays show that Hetmyer took the catch cleanly. SRH: 61/3 in 8 overs.
Sundar dismisses Guptill
Guptill tries to tuck the ball on the leg side, but ends up looping a catch to Kohli. He was looking very good, but his innings has been cut short by some good bowling by Sundar. SRH: 60/2 in 7.2 overs.
Chahal concedes just one run
Chahal makes a brilliant comeback! He concedes just one run in the sixth over as SRH move to 52/1 in six overs.
Saha departs for 20 runs
Saha misjudges the pace of the delivery from Saini and presents a catch to Umesh. He departs for 20 runs. SRH: 46/1 in 4.3 overs.
Saha hits three consecutive fours
It’s not a great night for Chahal. After dropping Saha in the last over, he has now been smashed for three consecutive boundaries in the fourth over. SRH: 44/0 in 4 overs.
Saini concedes 19 runs
After a dream start for RCB, this match has turned into a nightmare in just one over! Saini concedes 19 runs as SRH move to 21/0 in 2 overs.
Umesh Yadav bowls a brilliant over
Umesh Yadav has started brilliantly for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, conceding just two runs in the opening over.
Kohli - We will bowl first. It feels amazing, no brainer about chasing, back to what we do best. We will play our hearts out for the fans, they are probably the most amazing lot in the IPL, we want to win it for them. De Grandhomme replaces Stoinis who has gone home, Sundar replaces Negi and Hetmyer gets a game, instead of Klaasen.
Williamson - We would have been bowling as well. Both of us haven’t won too many tosses, but now we need to bat well and put the runs on the board. Need to make small adjustments and hopefully we will put in a strong performances. One change for us, Yusuf Pathan replaces Abhishek Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi
RCB win toss, elect to bowl
Virat Kohli has finally managed to win a toss! He elects to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Player battle - Kane Williamson vs Navdeep Saini
Saini has impressed with his raw pace and bounce and who better to face those than SRH captain Kane Williamson? This could turn out to be an interesting duel. Williamson has truckload of experience behind him and Saini has nothing to lose, he only knows one thing, that is to bowl fast.
Player battle - Manish Pandey vs Yuzvendra Chahal
Despite the Kohlis, de Villiers and Rashids, one would have to say the most important battle of the RCB vs SRH could turn to be between Manish Pandey and Yuzvendra Chahal. Ever since making a comeback into the side, Pandey has hit three half-centuries – two of them unbeaten – in 4 innings. He almost single-handedly took SRH’s last game against MI into Super Over with an unbeaten 71 off 47 balls. And there is no need to stress on the importance of Chahal in RCB’s bowling line-up. He has been the pillar of RCB’s bowling unit. Chahal has given Pandey a hard time in IPL, getting him out two times and has given away only 35 runs in the 33 deliveries he has bowled to him.
Player battle - Parthiv Patel vs Khaleel Ahmed
Parthiv has been in stellar form in this IPL. He has been scoring at a strike rate of 140.75 – the best ever in the 12 years of IPL. He will be up against SRH lef-arm medium pacer Khaleel Ahmed, who has done a good job with the new ball.
Player battle - AB de Villiers vs Rashid Khan
That De Villiers has a few issues against the wrist spinners is nothing new. Shreyas Gopal has had his number in the last two seasons of IPL and SRH have one of the best spinners of T20s - Rashid Khan - in their side. Rashid too has give de Villiers a hard time. In the 9 balls he has bowled to de Villiers, he has got him out twice in IPL. The Afghan leggie would once again hope stop AB on his tracks during Saturday’s encounter.
Player battle - Virat Kohli vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new-ball against Virat Kohli is a dual that anybody would be interested in not just because it holds a lot of importance in the context of the match but also because it promises to be a classic. Kohli, orthodox even in T20s and Kumar still the believer of control and swing, it promises to be mouth-watering contest. The numbers are slightly in favour of Kumar. He has got Kohli out twice in IPL and the RCB captain has only scored at a strike rate of 115 against Kumar.
Bowling woes for SRH
Hyderabad bowlers have performed well in patches and need to get their act together against Bangalore’s master blasters AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. The visitors boast of multi-pronged attack in which Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has been the standout performer. Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed and experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, along with the Afghan spin twins Rashid and Mohammed Nabi add sting to Hyderabad attack.
Pandey returns to form
In the absence of their batting mainstay David Warner, young Manish Pandey (71 off 47 balls) shouldered the responsibility pretty well in the last match against Mumbai as he pushed the match into the super over after he carted Hardik Pandya for a last-ball six to bring scores level. Captain Kane Williamson, all-rounder Vijay Shankar and comeback man Wriddhiman Saha will look to score in the key match.
The defeat against Mumbai Indians via Super Over must be hurting but they need to shrug it off and add two points to take their tally to 14, good enough to stay in top-4. Despite their defeat against Mumbai, Hyderabad’s net run rate is +0.653, which is superior to others in contention for the Play-offs. Even if Hyderabad lose their last match, they can still reach playoffs if Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab don’t win more than one of their last two matches.
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB will be playing for pride but SRH have all to play for as a win in this clash will help their seal a place in the play-offs.