Royal Challengers Bangalore begin their IPL 2016 campaign by thumping Sunrisers Hyderabad by 45 runs in Bangalore. AB de Villiers (82) and Virat Kohli (75) helped RCB post 227 and then bowlers restricted SRH to win by 45 runs. (Fixtures | Squads)
As it happended :
2334 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore begin their IPL with a thumping 45-run win over SRH
2325 hrs IST: Chris Gayle dives, DIVES, to stop a four at square-leg. 19 overs gone and SRH are 173/6
2320 hrs IST: Karn Sharma is hammering some of them here
2315 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad going towards an inevitable defeat
2310 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashish Reddy’s cameo is over as Shane Watson bowls him with a yorker
2309 hrs IST: DROPPED! Chahal does the hard work of covering the ground but drops Ashish
2307 hrs IST: Watson gives an easy full-toss to Morgan and he dispatches it for FOUR
2304 hrs IST: FOUR and SIX! Ashish Reddy is striking the ball beautifully. Is there fight left?
2300 hrs IST: Two big sixes off that over and SRH are 125/5
2258 hrs IST: Big six from Ashish Reddy. Really big that one
2255 hrs IST: Parvez Rasool into the attack for the 13th over
2254 hrs IST: Chahal has been superb today. Not afraid to flight it
2250 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahal has another. Hooda hits one straight to long-on
2245 hrs IST: WICKET! Moises Henriques holes out to mid-wicket and SRH are struggling now. Four down
2242 hrs IST: Halfway mark and SRH are 92/3. They need 136 off 60 balls
2240 hrs IST: WICKET! Ojha tries to go after Chahal but straight to AB de Villiers at long-on
2236 hrs IST: Change in bowling does the trick. Watson bangs it short and Warner pulls it to Milne in the deep. GONE!
2230 hrs IST: Warner needs more than just a fifty today if SRH are to win this. And needs support from the other end.
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2228 hrs IST: BOOM! Warner is running the show now! Chahal goes for 19 runs from his first over.
2227 hrs: Warner middles it and how! SIX! FIFTY from 21 balls. Four fours and four sixes.
2226 hrs IST: Warner wished to punch it but gets a thick edge and it races away to the ropes.
2218 hrs IST: Rasool this time with the rough treatment. Short of length and its pulled for a SIX!
2215 hrs IST: It strays on the leg and Warner flicks it away for a boundary.
2215 hrs IST: Warner continues the onslaught. This time to Harshal Patel. SIX!
2212 hrs IST: Another bowling change: Harshal Patel comes on.
2211 hrs IST: Super start by Rasool. Varying the pace and deliveries to concede 3 runs and 1 wicket.
2208 hrs IST: Rasool brought on by Kohli and he strikes off the first delivery. Dhawan is bowled!
2207 hrs IST: Warner leading from the front to smash Milne for a six straight down the ground. Sunrisers are 35/0 after 3.
2202 hrs IST: 10 runs from the over. Could have been more had it not been for some superb fielding.
2200 hrs IST: This ball is moving quickly off the bat. Dhawan slices it for a four.
2154 hrs IST: Positive start for Sunrisers. 12 runs from the first over.
2150 hrs IST: David Warner is in to start the chase alongside Shikhar Dhawan and Adam Milne has the ball. Goes down the leg side and it is four wides.
2143 hrs IST: There’s AB’s 82 from 42 balls, Kohli’s 75 from 51 balls and Sarfaraz’s late 35 from 10 balls. 192 runs between them. In the bowling department, Mustafizur conceded 26 from his four overs – rest conceded 201 from 16 overs.
2136 hrs IST: RCB set SRH a target of 228.
2135 hrs IST: Finished off with a four! Sarfaraz with a superb inning of 35 runs from 10 balls.
2134 hrs IST: And great running between the wickets. Sprint for a two. SRH look dejected.
2132 hrs IST: Take a bow Sarfaraz Khan! He might not have middled this but it’s gone for a SIX!
2130 hrs IST: Tragic bowling! Sarfaraz showed he’s very much capable of this during IPL-8 and the U-19 WC. Carrying it along to IPL-9 as well. 214/4 after 19 overs.
2129 hrs IST: Not sure how this is travelling so fast. Its simply tucked behind for a SIX!
2128 hrs IST: Followed up by a well improvised scoop for a four.
2127 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar looking for the yorker but he can only keep it low enough for a full-toss. Played along nicely for a four.
2127 hrs IST: Just a single from the free hit.
2126 hrs IST: Over the waist height by Bhuvneshwar and Jadhav plays it along for a four. FREE HIT!
2124 hrs IST: Hat-trick avoided. Jadhav plays it calmly for a single.
2122 hrs IST: WICKET! Little bit of the bat, then the pad and Watson departs. Mustafizur on a hat-trick…
2122 hrs IST: GONE! AB departs for 82 from 42 balls (7×4, 6×6) Mustafizur picks the big-fish on IPL debut. Morgan plucks it.
2119 hrs IST: Three straight sixes! Karn Sharma’s spell ends with three straight sixes. Forgetful figures of 4-0-57-0.
2118 hrs IST: Goes in the same region this time but it gets more height. End result? Same!
2117 hrs IST: Watson wastes little time in getting amongst the runs too. Pulls Karn for a SIX!
2114 hrs IST: Time for relief for SRH? Maybe not. Watson in next.
2111 hrs IST: Lovely ball by Bhuvi. In the block hole and Kohli can’t play it along – bowled! Super knock of 75 (51).
2109 hrs IST: Good bowling by Bhuvi – keeping it in block hole. Not giving room to play a shot. But wicket(s) required.
2107 hrs IST: Bam, Bam, thank you ma’am! AB smashes his sixth six of the inning and might just get a ton today.
2104 hrs IST: AB this time gets the height but not much distance. Does just about enough to beat the fielder for a six!
2101 hrs IST: If it’s not your day, it’s not your day! Kohli slogs but it beats the keeper for a four.
2100 hrs IST: My, my! Kohli goes down on one knee and thumps it straight past Henriques for a four.
2059 hrs IST: On one hand you admire this batting but you also feel sorry for SRH.
2059 hrs IST: Kohli brings up his FIFTY with a HUGE SIX! 40 balls taken. Five fours and two sixes!
2054 hrs IST: AB is absolutely relentless. Henriques getting the treatment now.
2052 hrs IST: 100 come up for RCB in 11.1 overs.
2052 hrs IST: Good question.
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2051 hrs IST: Way to start the tournament! AB races off to a FIFTY in just 26 balls. Five fours and four sixes.
2047 hrs IST: Uh-oh! SRH needed someone to stop the runs but Nehra has pulled up. Walks off the field mid-over. Reddy to complete his over.
2043 hrs IST: WOW! First a six goes into the fifth tier and then into the roof of the stadium!
2040 hrs IST: Timeout and RCB are in a commanding position at 73/1 after 9 overs.
2023 hrs IST: And AB joins in to thump Bhuvi. First a six and then a smooth boundary. Another good over – 16 runs.
2021 hrs IST: Virat Kohli gets into the thick of things. Gives himself room and unleashes into the offside for a boundary.
2020 hrs IST: Great over for RCB – 15 runs from it
2016 hrs IST: FOUR! AB gets his first boundary of the IPL. And he follows it up with a thumping six straight down!
2005 hrs IST: BOWLED! Chris Gayle leaves slightest of gap and it hits the leg stump!
2003 hrs IST: Faintest of touches by Kohli to play it wide of Naman Ojha for a boundary.
2000 hrs IST: First ball and loud appeal by Nehra for LBW on Gayle. Replay suggests it’s missing. Fair shout though.
1957 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle to start the batting. Ashish Nehra has the ball.
1955 hrs IST: So Sunrisers’ overseas players are: captain Warner, Henriques, Morgan and Mustafizur. No place for Williamson.
1937 hrs IST: Teams:
SRH XI: D Warner, S Dhawan, M Henriques, AA Reddy, N Ojha, D Hooda, E Morgan, K Sharma, A Nehra, B Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman
RCB XI: C Gayle, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, S Watson, S Khan, K Jadhav, S Binny, P Rasool, H Patel, A Milne, Y Chahal
1936 hrs IST: The teams warming up:
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1929 hrs IST: TOSS: David Warner wins the toss for Sunrisers and they’re bowling first.
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