Both the teams are stacked at the bottom half of the , with 4 points each. It was a matchup between the RCB batsmen and the SRH bowlers. Big-hitting West Indian all-rounder Keiron Pollard, in his twilight years, has been out of form. Both batting and bowling departments coming to the party in one game has been a rarity.Challengers scored 218 and it was for their bowlers to defend. The South African superstar’s gravity-defying stunt to dismiss Sunrisers’ Alex Hales in the eighth over of the visitors’ 219-run chase left the cricket fraternity awestruck. Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav are key weapons for Kohli and especially at the Bangalore wicket- Chahal would be more than handy. The task before RCB is thus straightforward, and there is nothing to be gained from pondering various other scenarios. No players of them could do much better in ground.
Mumbai will go through if they beat Daredevils. 422 runs were scored and only nine wickets fell. Plenty more will be expected off them.
Their performance has seen a complete turn around in the recent matches. Rashid Khan catches de Grandhomme 40 (17).
Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to lock horns with the table toppers, Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must win situation. This over has been expensive for RCB as Rashid Khan strikes twice by knocking the two main men at the crease. It is only consistency they lack. These three will be instrumental in guiding RCB to any victory they might enjoy.
But de Villiers was always there to provide the solace for RCB as he launched a counter attack hitting 12 fours and a six in his 39 ball essay.
De Villiers leapt to a ridiculous height before plucking the ball from the sky with his right hand, returning to earth and landing millimetres from the boundary rope.
Here’s what’s in store in the Indian Premier League today. But, he has been performing at all numbers – at one-down or two-down.
Rashid Khan double strike bring SRH back in the game. Then, they could hope to take the fourth spot by going past Royals on NRR. We don’t deserve to win if we field like that.
“We know the scenario and the only way we can give ourselves that opportunity is having the desperation. When we are nearly carefree, that’s when we are at our best”. “Wanted this win desperately”.
De Villiers started with two consecutive boundaries off Shakib Al Hasan before sending the other Hyderabad bowlers on a leather hunt, before Moeen joined the party by welcoming rookie pacer Basil Thampi, who replaced Bhuneshwar Kumar, with two consecutive sixes. Sunrisers Hyderabad remain top of the table with one game remaining while the Royal Challengers now sit in fifth.
The highlight of Williamson’s stellar run this season has been his game awareness.
The pitch at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium has favoured the batsmen and the venue has been a witness to some formidable scores as the tournament has gone by.