Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped itself into threshold of elimination losing the recent match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They bowled well against the latter to restrict the score to 146. In the inning, Kane Williamson scored palpable runs of 56 playing 39 balls. This added to Shakib Al Hasan’s 35 runs, was the only worthwhile scores of the inning. Mohammed Siraj scalped the middle order taking away Yusuf Pathan and Wriddhiman Saha cheaply. Earlier, the bowler nicked Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket before the power play overs.
Kane Williamson had his fifth half century of IPL 2018 season with a hefty strike. He smashed 25 off the last 9 balls he faced. Finally, Umesh Yadav had him caught at the long leg. In the inning, Tim Southee assisted Siraj with his three wickets, taking wickets once in a while, including that of Alex Hales. The pitch was favorable for bowlers. This also had similar advantages to Sunrisers Hyderabad, who defended their score with stringent bowling. Each of the bowlers had a wicket in the chase. Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets including that of Virat Kohli.
In their previous tussle as well, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were dismissed on successive overs. It was same in this match. Kohli played for 39 runs batting until the 10th over. In the next over, Rashid Khan attacked AB de Villiers, slogging the batsman at cheap runs. Kohli was also dropped by Kane Williamson at 33. By the final stretch of the game, Mandeep Singh and Colin de Grandhomme played a strong, pushing the chase to the target.
Grandhomme scored 33 off 29 balls, while Mandeep Singh added 21 off 23. In the last over, the equation to win narrowed down to 11 runs. It was defended by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. RCB remained short of the target by 5 runs. With the win, Sunrisers help themselves two points ahead in IPL point table. While, Royal Challengers Bangalore further slogged itself in the charts.
India ready with new squad for Test series
Outstanding Root keeps Series at home thumping
India, England ready for ‘Pressure less’
Pakistan’s intense attack sets Zimbabwe on
Sri Lanka Captain, Manager and Coach suspended
India’s Wrist Spin ensemble to undergo big test
Nepal to play maiden ODI against Netherland in
India wraps up T20 Series against England winning
Shaw-Agarwal pair relieves India A with a strong
West Indies topples Bangladesh at 62 for 6 by end
ICC hardens Codes of Conduct; Ball Tempering will
Kemar Roach slogs Bangladesh to their lowest ever
Finch’s record knock hands greatest T20
India sets off T20 series knocking England in the
Mayank Agarwal thumps hefty century to win Third