After several twists and turns, Royal Challengers Bangalore have defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by ten runs in their opening match of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Batting first, RCB scored 163/5 thanks to half-centuries from debutant Devdutt Padikkal and veteran AB de Villiers. Chasing the challenging target, SRH lost their skipper David Warner in the second over but Jonny Bairstow joint forces with Manish Pandey, and the duo looked all set to guide Hyderabad to a comfortable won. However, their batting line-up collapsed shockingly as they got bundled out for 153. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of RCB bowlers with three wickets while Navdeep Saini and Shivam Dube dismissed two batsmen each. So, the bowlers have guided RCB to a victory. 2020 is certainly showing unusual things. However, can RCB can break their jinx this year to get the elusive trophy. Well, only time will answer that. Meanwhile, that's it from this coverage. We'll be right back with tomorrow's match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Till then, Good Bye and Good Night!
RCB Win BY 10 Runs! The bowlers have pulled things back for the Virat Kohli-led side and we are not in the parallel universe. Dale Steyn gets the last wicket as he dismisses Sandeep Sharma to complete formalities. Absolutely stellar show from RCB. Virat Kohli miust be mighty pleased with his side's performance. Sandeep Sharma c Kohli b Steyn 9(6)
The equation is finally down to SRH needing 18 runs from the last over with just one wickets in hand. If no more drama occurs, it should be a cakewalk for RCB but as you know cricket is a game of uncertainties. Dale Steyn gears up to bowl the final over.
OUT! And the result of the game is inevitable now. An injured Mitchell Marsh comes out to bat but gets out for a golden duck. The Australian fails to connect a big shot and RCB skipper Virat Kohli is safe as houses. However, the all-rounder deserves appreciation for his commitment towards the game. Mitchell Marsh c Kohli b Shivam Dube 0(1)
OUT! Absolutely brilliant from Navdeep Saini. He rattles the stumps of Rashid Khan as RCB's triumph looks just a matter of time. Sunrisers Hyderabad are eight down now and now, only a miracle can take the game over the line. Rashid Khan b Navdeep Saini 6(5)
OUT! One follows another as Navdeep Saini dismisses Bhuvneshwar Kumar with a peach of a delivery. This is RCB's game to lose now. Saini continues to breath fire in the last over. Bhuvneshwar b Navdeep Saini 0(2)
OUT! This game has turned on its head and that too in a bizzare way. Abhishek Sharma gets run out after colliding with Rashid Khan while runnning between the wickets. Not a great end for the youngster. SRH are six down now. Rashid Khan is Hyderabad's only hope. Abhishek Sharma run out (U Yadav/Philippe) 7(4)
OUT! Another one bites the dust and its Priyam Garg this time. Shivam Dube gets the wicket. The young batsman tries to be cheaky but missed a straight ball and the stumps are disturbed again. RCB are on the driver's seat at the moment. Priyam Garg b Shivam Dube 12(13)
Yuzvendra Chahal is on fire over here. He dismisses Vijay Shankar for a golden duck. The leg-spinner is ecstatic and so is skipper Virat Kohli. RCB are right back in the hunt. Chahal is on a halt-trick now. Shankar b Chahal 0(1)
OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes again as he rattles the stumps of Jonny Bairstow. Absolutely needles from the opener. Chahal was bowling his last over and the required run-rate was manageable. However, he decided to for a big shot and the leg-spinner disturbs the timber. RCB are right back in the hunt. J Bairstow b Chahal 61(43)
SRH vs RCB Live Score Updates: Sunrisers Hyderabad are meeting Royal Challengers Bangalore in the third match of Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) at the Dubai International Stadium. Both the sides are kick-starting their IPL 2020 campaign with this game and must aim to get off to a winning start. Having qualified for the playoffs in the last four seasons, SRH will take the field with a lot of confidence. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Co are looking to break their jinx to lift the elusive trophy for the first time. Meanwhile, it would be best if you stayed tuned as the live commentary and updates of the match are coming your way. SRH vs RCB, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
David Warner has been reinstated as the captain of the team, and the Australian star has a point to prove. England’s Jonny Bairstow will open the innings alongside the skipper, and the duo will want to replicate their heroics from the last season. SRH also have one of the strongest bowling line-ups in IPL 2020 with Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed in the ranks. Apparently, the Hyderabad-based team have a balanced side on the paper which makes them one of the front runners to win the tournament. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dubai Weather, Rain Forecast and Pitch Report.
Speaking of RCB, the Virat Kohli-led side has been subjected to online trolling owing to their dismal performance despite having a strong team. Nevertheless, they’ll be determined to turn the tables around in UAE. Australian captain Aaron Finch will add more firepower in the batting department while skipper Kohli and AB de Villiers will handle the mantle in the middle overs. Bowling has been a massive concern for RCB over the years. This season, however, Bangalore have Adam Zampa and Dale Steyn alongside Navdeep Saini who has emerged as the regular member of India’s white-ball team.
With the two teams looking strong on the paper, predicting the favourites will not be easy. However, one thing is sure that the match will witness a tight contest as both RCB and SRH will be determined to make a winning start.