Royal challengers Bangalore and Sun Risers Hyderabad have started their Campaigns of Indian Premier League in the 3rd match of the tournament. The early prediction was tough as both the teams have been loaded up immense talents.
The expectations were this match might going to be the first match when team breach the 200 run mark of the 13th edition of the cash-league. But it was the same story from the previous two matches after getting the good start team again collapsed to make a big score.
Royal challengers Bangalore has easily won the game by 10 runs which at one point looked in the favour of Sun risers Hyderabad. Take a look 3 reasons where Royal challengers Bangalore outperformed Sun risers Hyderabad.
Devdutt Padikkal Statement with his Cover Drive
Batting first Royal challengers Bangalore has open the innings with the new opener after franchise picked the young talent Devdutt Padikkal who has been phenomenal in the domestic season. Hails from Karnataka the hopes were high from him and he lived up to that expectation.
From the word go paddikal was in the sublime touch of bat flow and he took on every bowler who have come his way. As finch and paddikal put on 90 run partnership for the first wicket in just 10 overs. Devdutt Padikkal made the major contribution in this vital partnership with his bat including 42-ball 56 with 8 fours.
AB De Villiers quick-fire half century
After the great start, Royal challengers Bangalore looking for the big total around 190 plus but fall of quick wickets put Sun risers Hyderabad back into the game and looking to restrict RCB under the small score.
But when the team has a player like AB de Villiers you can even impossible at once. When AB de Villiers came into the crease the score was 123/3 with 4 more overs to go. RCB had the momentum of a good start and AB de Villiers continued that flow with his bat to take the scoreboard to 163/5 including AB de Villiers 30-ball 51 with 4 fours and 2 sixes. Although the final scorecard was not good after the great start the target was fighting enough to fight on.
SRH Shocking Batting Collapse Turned the result of the match
So far in the 3 games of the tournament, only one time has successfully chased a target. The pressure was on SRH somewhere and it got double when opener David warner back to the pavilion at the score of 6/1. But Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey put on 71 run partnership for the 2nd-second wicket took SRH back into the game.
With Manish Pandey Departs, Jonny Bairstow shifted his batting gear and started playing his natural game. With the victory being almost when SRH was at 121/2 at the end of 15 over. RCB was looking to break this partnership and it comes in the form of Bairstow when Chahal cleaned bowled him at the score 61 runs off 43 balls including 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Although SRH has 7 wickets in hand and momentum was in their favour but RCB turned the game completely and restricted SRH at the score of 153 before their 20 overs. SRH lost the 8 wickets under of score of 32 runs with top-class bowling from Chahal of 3/18 and he was awarded Man of the match after this performance.