Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore have won their second consecutive win in IPL-14. On Wednesday, Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by six runs thanks to a great performance by the Gedbaaz, led by Shahbaz Ahmed.
In the last four overs of the thrilling match, Bangalore bowlers grabbed the victory. Shahbaz took three wickets for just seven runs. Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel took two wickets each.
Chasing a target of 150 runs, Hyderabad’s team could score 143 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. Hyderabad team seemed to be heading towards victory easily by the 16th over. After the 16th over, Hyderabad’s score was 115 runs for two wickets. A win in the last four overs required 35 runs, but in the 17th over, Shahbaz changed the course of the match with three wickets.
For Hyderabad, captain David Warner scored 54 runs off 37 balls. It was a great innings on a difficult pitch, but the rest of the batsmen could not cash in on their hard work.
Hyderabad did not have a good start in response to the target of 150 runs from Bangalore. Opener Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed after scoring just one run off nine balls. Mohammad Siraj got his wicket.
After this, Warner shared an 83-run partnership for the second wicket with Manish Pandey. When Warner was out in the 14th over, Hyderabad had to score 54 runs to win.
Attitude of revenge match
In the 17th over, Shahbaz Ahmed dismissed Johnny Bairstow on the first ball and Manish Pandey on the second ball. Pandey scored 38 and Bearesto scored 12 runs. When the fourth wicket fell, Hyderabad’s score was 115 runs. The victory was 35 runs away. Shahbaz Ahmed dismissed Abdul Samad on the last ball of the same over. They could not even open an account.
Hyderabad were to score 34 runs in the last three overs. In the 18th over, Harshal Patel caught Vijay Shankar in the hands of captain Virat Kohli. He scored three runs.
Hyderabad were to score 27 runs in the last two overs. The ball was in the hands of Mohammad Siraj in the 19th over. On the very first ball, Rashid Khan hit a six. Holder out on third ball.
Hyderabad needed 16 runs in the 20th over. But Hyderabad’s team could score only nine runs. Two wickets fell in the last over.
Earlier, with the help of Glenn Maxwell’s 59 runs, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 149 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 33 runs for Bangalore. The rest of the batsmen could not leave any effect.
In the same year, Maxwell, associated with Bangalore, came to the crease in the seventh over and was dismissed on the last ball of the innings. He faced 41 balls. Four fours and three sixes came out of his bat. After nearly five years in the IPL, half a century came out of his bat.
Captain Virat Kohli, who came to the opening, was playing well. But he could not convert his modest start into a big innings. Kohli faced 29 balls and scored four fours.
During the Bangalore innings, the actual bowlers showed the bowlers of Hyderabad. Captain David Warner won the toss and elected to bowl and the bowlers maintained their confidence.
Jason Holder, the most successful bowler, took a total of three wickets, including Maxwell. He only spent 30 runs. Rashid Khan took two wickets for 18 runs.