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Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
62(27) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 29 runs
  • 4x4 - 2x6
8 3 10 6 25 0 6 4
MC Henriques
52(37) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 9 7 9 0 14 12

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

05 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

11.48pm A fantastic start by Sunrisers to begin the season. Clinical all the way through. Pretty much from the outset. RCB's fielding and bowling was far from par. They allowed Sunrisers to get off and running, and they didn't look back. RCB tried valiantly, got a decent start at the top, and kept their momentum through the middle. But Sunrisers just had too much penetration in all departments this evening.

Yuvraj Singh is the Man of the Match: "Every IPL you have to bring something new (haircut). Confidence. When you make a comeback and play well, you gain confidence.You don't have to worry that you have to make a comeback. I'm batting more hours, working on the short ball, the slower ball, hitting in the V. Was a bit lucky today, but have been playing the short ball really well."

David Warner: "Was going to be bit some dew, but fantastic the way the guys batted through the middle. Always mindful in a jam-packed line-up like theirs. Knew we had to negate their partnerships. The Yuvi of old we know."

Shane Watson: "All aspects, we were slightly off, We weren't as tight. Sunrisers got pretty much the same combinations, we are still finding ours. Last man standing, but it's a privilege to lead RCB. The wicket was slow, but very nice. We got plenty of firepower. Got to be better next time."

19.4
W
Cutting to Choudhary, OUT, Chris Jordan makes his appearance in the IPL. A slower short delivery on middle, pulled on the bounce to Jordan at midwicket. He picks up cleanly, and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end as Choudhary sent Chahal back. It's RCB's worst loss - in terms of runs - since April 2013. Not the best way to start the season
19.3
6
Cutting to Choudhary, SIX runs, nice way to start your IPL batting career. A bouncer on leg, Choudhary gets a thick top-edge which flies over fine leg for six.
19.2
1
Cutting to Chahal, 1 run, good length delivery on middle, pulled towards midwicket. The fielder gets across and misses the stumps at the bowler's end. Out if he hit.

A fantastic start by Sunrisers. Shows the value of utility players

19.1
0
Cutting to Chahal, no run, good length delivery outside off, pushed away towards point.

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 165/9 (43 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.68, RRR: 43.00)

  • YS Chahal2 (5b)
  • A Choudhary0 (0b)
  • B Kumar4-0-27-2
  • A Nehra4-0-42-2
18.6
1
Kumar to Chahal, 1 run, legcutter on middle, worked to midwicket. A couple of wickets for Bhuvi too, does his job
18.5
W
Kumar to Mills, OUT, very very high in the air, and Warner takes it. A slower delivery on middle and leg, Tymal Mills gets underneath the mow. Soars high, Warner settles underneath and claims the catch.

Landmark yorker

100

With the wicket of S Aravind, Ashish Nehra became the first left-arm bowler to 100 IPL wickets

Halfway there

98/2

Royal Challengers' score at the 10-over mark. At the same stage, Sunrisers were 88 for 1

Bucket hands

100

David Warner brought up a century of T20 catches when he caught Chris Gayle at long-off off Deepak Hooda

A tall ask?

215

The highest successful T20 chase at this stadium, by Royals against Chargers in 2008. Teams have twice chased down 200-plus targets here in six previous attempts.

Vintage Yuvraj

23

Yuvraj Singh brought up his fastest IPL fifty today, off 23 balls. His previous fastest was 24 balls, twice, both times for RCB.

History? What history?

8.67

Yuvraj Singh's average in Hyderabad from his six previous IPL matches at the venue

A man in form

223

Shikhar Dhawan's aggregate from his last three innings before the IPL, in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy

Expensive Watson

41

The total cost of Shane Watson's last two overs in the IPL (final over of 2016 final + first over of this match), both against Sunrisers

Can they stop him?

7

David Warner has scored half-centuries in each of his seven matches for Sunrisers against Royal Challengers

Brisk, but not belligerent

6.96

The first-innings Powerplay run rate for IPL matches in Hyderabad - on average, teams batting first are 42 for 1 after 6 overs

Win toss, bowl first

12/15

Since 2014, teams batting first have only won three out of 15 IPL matches in Hyderabad

Too close to call?

5-4

Sunrisers edge Royal Challengers in their overall head-to-head, but only narrowly.