Indian Premier League, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 3

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 21 September 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad 153/10

RR: 7.77 | Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
David Warner run out run out 6610
Jonny Bairstow bowled Yuzvendra Chahalbowled Yuzvendra Chahal614362
Manish Pandey c Navdeep Saini & b Yuzvendra Chahalc Navdeep Saini & b Yuzvendra Chahal343331
Priyam Garg bowled Shivam Dubebowled Shivam Dube121310
Vijay Shankar bowled Yuzvendra Chahalbowled Yuzvendra Chahal0100
Abhishek Sharma run out run out 7410
Rashid Khan bowled Navdeep Sainibowled Navdeep Saini6510
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled Navdeep Sainibowled Navdeep Saini0200
Sandeep Sharma c Virat Kohli (C) & b Dale Steync Virat Kohli (C) & b Dale Steyn9610
Mitchell Marsh c Virat Kohli (C) & b Shivam Dubec Virat Kohli (C) & b Shivam Dube0100
T Natarajan not out not out 3400
Extras 15 (b 5, lb 2, w 8, nb 0)
Total 153 (10 Wkts, 19.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
18-1 (David Warner,1.4), 89-2 (Manish Pandey,12), 121-3 (Jonny Bairstow,15.2), 121-4 (Vijay Shankar,15.3), 129-5 (Priyam Garg,16.3), 135-6 (Abhishek Sharma,17), 141-7 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar,17.4), 142-8 (Rashid Khan,18), 143-9 (Mitchell Marsh,18.2), 153-10 (Sandeep Sharma,19.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Dale Steyn3.4 0 33 1 9.71
Umesh Yadav4 0 48 0 12.00
Navdeep Saini4 0 25 2 6.25
Washington Sundar1 0 7 0 7.00
Yuzvendra Chahal4 0 18 3 4.50
Shivam Dube3 0 15 2 5.00
Aaron Finch0 0 0 0 0
Devdutt Padikkal0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
AB de Villiers0 0 0 0 0
Josh Philippe 0 0 0 0 0

Right! Another thriller is over! A top first game of the tournament first, where the champion of the last edition were humbled by the runners up. Then, a Super Over in the North Indian derby! And now, another exciting game that swung both ways. Eventually, it is Bangalore who grab two points and start the tournament in a positive manner. On Tuesday, the winner of the first game, Chennai will lock horns with Rajasthan. That promises to be another thriller. The game will begin at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Do join us for that game. Until then, goodbye and take care!

The Man of the Match is YUZVENDRA CHAHAL. He starts by saying that when he bowled his first over, he thought of bowling stump to stump and bowl attacking lines and that Kohli backed him to bowl attacking even though the field was set defensively. Admits that when they were batting well, he bowled loopy ones and he bowled them wide of the stumps to build some pressure on the batters. Says that when he was bowling to Pandey, he bowled wide of the off stump and when he was bowling to Bairstow, he bowled it around the leg stump as it was harder to hit those. Continues by saying that when Shankar came on, Virat and ABD told him to bowl a googly and it worked. Ends by saying that he had rubbed some mud on his hands so that he could grip the ball easier.

The winning skipper, Virat Kohli starts off by saying it feels amazing and that it feels good to start off with a win and that they kept their composure. Praises Chahal as he bowled really well and that he showed tonight that if you have skills, you can get purchase on any sort of wicket and the way he backed his skill, he was the one who changed the game for Bangalore. Adds that they started off well. Padikkal and Finch played well to start them off. States that since AB played well in the last three overs, that helped them to push past the 160-run total. Continues by saying that the guys kept believing and the bowlers kept bowling attacking lines and it was good to see someone like Dube bowl three good overs.

AB De Villiers is in for a chat! He smiles and says that he is very happy and that he is happy for the boys and for a change they were on the right side of the game. Adds that he surprised himself and that it was important to come out with some confidence while batting. Praises the younger players such as Josh and Padikkal. States that it is tough to arrive in the IPL and it is very competitive and for a young player to arrive and play well is very good and these younger players play like they have played for 10 plus years and also says that this is good for younger players from all over the world. Continues by saying that he has taken Josh under his wing like how Boucher took him under his wing a long time back. Says that Padikkal is a quiet person but he is such a great talent.

Hyderabad skipper, David Warner, tells that it was a bizarre game! Says he doesn't remember if he ever got out like that. Praises Marsh for showing great courage. Hopes it is not very serious. Feels they had the game under their control. Admits that Chahal's last over was the turning point. Tells that he can't do much about this game but will look to address the mistakes in the coming matches.

Earlier in the game, asked to bar first, Bangalore got a rollicking start with young gun Padikkal firing in his debut game. He along with Finch added 90 for the opening wicket, with the Aussie limited over skipper playing the second fiddle. Bangalore stuttered in the middle overs but AB de Villiers with a fine half ton provided the final punch for Bangalore. It was a decent bowling performance from Hyderabad. They were smashed in the first 11 overs but pulled things back nicely. They failed to take wickets at regular intervals though. Marsh's injury didn't help their cause one bit.

Bangalore looked down and out by the 15th over of this innings. Umesh Yadav had a horror time with the ball and he was taken to the cleaners. However, Chahal kept things tight from his end. He dismissed dangerous looking Pandey first and then return to struck twice in two balls to force Bangalore back in the game. Eventually, Shivam Dube along with Saini made sure Hyderabad could never get to the target as they kept things tight and helped the team bag two points in the first game. Both bagged two wickets.

Chasing the total, Hyderabad lost skipper Warner in an unfortunate fashion. However, Bairstow along with Pandey added 71 and kept the run chase on track. Pandey fell but Bairstow continues his good work. He once again added an important stand, this time with Garg and it looked like he will take the team home easily. However, his decision to go after Chahal didn't pay off and they eventually crumbled under pressure. Injured Mitchell Marsh walked out to bat but it was always going to be difficult for him.

WOW! What a collapse! Or shall we say a terrific comeback? Hyderabad were cruising with Bairstow looking solid out in the middle. However, he took a gamble and tries to smash the smartest bowler in the Bangalore camp. And his wicket meant that Hyderabad panicked and Bangalore have the start they would've wanted.

D Steyn to S Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! That's game for RCB! Short and on middle and leg, Sandeep backs away and slams it well. He times it really well too. But there's Kohli waiting for the ball at long on. He paddles back and takes a fine catch. BANGALORE WIN BY 10 RUNS.
D Steyn to S Sharma, EDGY FOUR! It is not done yet! Good length ball just outside off, Sandeep goes for a mighty slog. He ends up getting a thick outside edge and the ball races away to the third man fence. 11 needed in 3 balls.
D Steyn to S Sharma, A couple! But this won't hurt Bangalore! Good length ball on middle, Sandeep flicks it wide of the long fielder. Two taken.
D Steyn to T Natarajan, Back of a length ball outside off, Natarajan pokes this towards the off side for a single. 17 required off 5 balls!

Dale Steyn will wrap up the bowling for Bangalore.

S Dube to T Natarajan, Another single! 4 runs and a wicket from it. It is another slower one. Full and on middle, Natarajan lifts it over the bowler's head for a run. 18 needed in the final over.
S Dube to S Sharma, Only a run! Another slower one from Dube. Sandeep can only drive it towards long on for a single.
S Dube to T Natarajan, Quick run! Risky run. Direct hit would've been really close. Full and around off, it is driven towards the cover fielder.

Right! Marsh gone! Maybe he could've come as the last man. That's not the case!

S Dube to T Natarajan, Fuller and around off, Natarajan pokes at it to get beaten.
S Dube to M Marsh, OUT! CAUGHT! You got to feel for Marsh. He was really struggling there but came to bat for his team. Full and wide, Dube rolled his fingers on it. Marsh had to go for the big shot. He went for it. He had to reach out to do that. He ends up hitting it high in the air towards long on.
S Dube to S Sharma, Back of a length ball on middle, pulled to long on for a single. Marsh is limping.

Mitchell Marsh will be the latest player to walk out to bat now.

N Saini to R Khan, OUT! TIMBER, AGAIN! What an over from Saini. He has disturbed the castle again. He is fast and furious. Too good for Rashid. Good length and around off, just a hint of inward movement. Rashid looks to drive but is beaten for pace. The ball goes behind again, rocks the stumps again. 22 needed in 12 balls now.
N Saini to S Sharma, A single now! Full and on middle, driven to mid on for a single.

Sandeep Sharma will walk out with his blade now.

N Saini to B Kumar, OUT! KABOOM! Saini with a wicket now! Absolute ripper! Good length just outside off, comes back in sharply. Bhuvneshwar is beaten for the pace as he tries to work it on the leg side. He misses and the ball goes behind the destroy the stumps. Saini is fired up and so is the skipper. 23 needed in 14 balls. This is going down to the wire now.
N Saini to B Kumar, Dot ball! Good length and around off, pushed towards the point fielder.
N Saini to R Khan, Short and wide outside off, cut to third man for a single.
N Saini to R Khan, FIVE WIDES! This is something that Bangalore do not need! Extras and more deliveries to bowl!
N Saini to R Khan, A short length delivery around middle, Rashid ducks under the ball and leaves it alone.

Interesting to see Marsh will come out to bat if they lose another wicket here.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the latest batter to walk out for Hyderabad, replacing Abhishek Sharma. Rashid Khan is receiving some treatment as the batters had a collision as they were running for the single there.

S Dube to A Sharma, OUT! RUN OUT! What is happening? A collision in the middle. And Hyderabad lose another one. Rashid is down too. Worrying sign for Hyderabad. They have already got one player injured in Marsh. Good length ball on middle, it is flicked towards deep mid-wicket. The call is for two straightaway. They go for it. Abhishek though is ball watching as he turns for the second. He bumps into Rashid in the middle of the pitch. Yadav sends a rocket throw from the deep. The keeper takes the bails off. Abhishek is gone. The more worrying part is, Rashid is down.
S Dube to R Khan, Quick run! Good length ball around off, Rahisd pushes it towards point and takes a quick run.
S Dube to R Khan, FOUR! Rashid slams the first ball to the fence! Width offered outside off, Rashid slams it past the backward point fielder and into the fence in the deep.

Who is in next? Will it be Mitchell Marsh? No, not him. It is Rashid Khan.

S Dube to P Garg, OUT! TIMBER! Another one and Hyderabad are bleeding now as they have lost three wickets on the trot. Garg looked to be cheeky but that proved to be the end of him. This shot was not really required at this stage as they could have still worked their way through and kept the scoreboard ticking. Good length delivery around off, Garg makes room and looks to scoop this behind the keeper's head but it tumbles off his helmet and hits the wickets which light up! Hyderabad need to compose themselves if they are to win this game!
S Dube to A Sharma, Short of a good length around middle, Sharma flicks this to the leg side for another single.
S Dube to P Garg, Back of a length ball around off, Priyam pushes it off his back foot towards the long on region for a single.

Shivam Dube is back into the attack.

Y Chahal to A Sharma, FOUR! Boundary on the last ball of his spell. Good counter-attacking shot from Abhishek. Chahal tosses it up and on middle, Abhishek gets under the ball and lofts it over the bowler's head to get a boundary. Chahal finishes with 3/18. He has done his job. 37 more needed in 24 balls.
Y Chahal to P Garg, Full and on middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a run. One more ball left in Chahal's spell.
Y Chahal to A Sharma, No hat-trick! Full and around off, Abhishek pushes it towards long off for a single.

Abhishek Sharma will walk out to bat now, taking the place of Vijay Shankar who walked back to the hut on a duck.

Y Chahal to V Shankar, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one! Another beauty from Chahal. Chahal is on a hat-trick. What a turnaround! Sensation bowling! The new man is in. There is a slip in place. He tosses the wrong 'un fuller and around off, Shankar comes on the front foot and looks to drive but the ball sneaks through the gap between bat and pad to disturb the wood work. Chahal is pumped up, so is the skipper. Bangalore are right back in this game.

Strategic Time out signaled by the umpire! Bangalore and Chahal especially have done well to remove Pandey and Bairstow. They still need to bowl well if they are to win this game. Hyderabad are in pole position but they will need to bat smart in these coming overs to take Hyderabad over the line. They still require 43 runs in 28 balls. Who will come out on top? Vijay Shankar will walk out now to replace Jonny Bairstow.

Y Chahal to J Bairstow, OUT! TIMBER! Chahal strikes! We thought Bairstow will not take the risk against Chahal but he wants to finish it early. He won't be able to do that though. This is terrific stuff from the spinner. Chahl floats it full and on the pads of Bairstow. He moves towards the leg side and wants to sent the ball out of the park via a slog. He fails to get under the ball. The ball though shatters the timbers behind. Top knock from Bairstow but Hyderabad needed him to stay.
Y Chahal to J Bairstow, Full and around off, pushed towards the cover fielder. They might play his over calmly.

Yuzvendra Chahal will grip the ball now. His figures so far are 3-0-12-1.

D Steyn to P Garg, Play and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Garg looks to force it on the off side but misses.

It is Hyderabad taking on Bangalore as both teams get ready to begin their campaign in the Indian T20 League. Both sides failed to plant their best foot forward in the last edition and will be raring to improve the same in this edition of the tournament. David Warner is at the helm for Hyderabad while Bangalore is led by none other than Virat Kohli. Let's talk about Hyderabad first. Skipper David Warner won the Orange Cap in the 2019 edition and will be hoping to repeat something similar here as well. However, Warner had poor outings during the recently concluded ODI series against England but he will look to forget that and start afresh. However, his partner at the top, Jonny Bairstow is in sensational form and the skipper will hope that he continues his form in the tournament as well. Their batting will revolve around these two with Manish Pandey playing a vital role in the middle order. It will be interesting to see which 4 overseas players will play for Hyderabad. Mohammad Nabi has had a terrific CPL. Hyderabad's bowling looks superb with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan leading the pace and spin department respectively. The likes of Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma too will have a role to play for the team. What about Bangalore? Their team looks really strong on paper but what matters is how they perform on the field. Like always, the batting of Bangalore is looking stupendous. When the probable top 4 of the team has names like Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, you can say how dangerous the batting unit is. There are speculations that young Devdutt Padikkal might open the batting for Bangalore and he has been a top-notch player in domestic cricket. It is the bowling department that has worried the Kohli-led side in the past. When you see the names that the side has in their arsenal, one can say that the issue has been addressed well this time around. With the likes of Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj as the fast bowlers and Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar as the spinners, the side has got decent bowlers in their unit. Then they have players who can come handy with both bat and ball in Moeen Ali, Chris Morris and Shivam Dube. Like all the sides, Bangalore too will feel the heat when they decide to pick their 4 overseas players. Adam Zampa, the Australian spinner has shown brilliant form coming into the tournament and he will like to showcase that performance here in the tournament as well. Kohli wouldn't mind these headaches though. So, come the game, both sides will look to plant their best foot forward and start the tournament on a high. Will we see David Warner's men start the tournament on a winning note or will it be Bangalore who smashes their opponent in their first game to start the tournament in a positive manner?

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Squad -Abdul Samad,Abhishek Sharma,Bavanaka Sandeep,David Warner,Kane Williamson,Manish Pandey,Priyam Garg,Virat Singh,Fabian Allen,Mitchell Marsh,Mohammad Nabi,Sanjay Yadav,Vijay Shankar,Jonny Bairstow,Shreevats Goswami,Wriddhiman Saha,Basil Thampi,Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Billy Stanlake,Khaleel Ahmed,Rashid Khan,Sandeep Sharma,Shahbaz Nadeem,Siddarth Kaul,T Natarajan

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Squad -Aaron Finch,AB de Villiers,Devdutt Padikkal,Gurkeerat Singh Mann,Virat Kohli,Chris Morris,Moeen Ali,Pavan Deshpande,Shivam Dube,Washington Sundar,Josh Philippe,Parthiv Patel,Adam Zampa,Dale Steyn,Isuru Udana,Mohammed Siraj,Navdeep Saini,Pawan Negi,Shahbaz Ahmed,Umesh Yadav,Yuzvendra Chahal