Royal Challengers beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs

Royal Challengers beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully defended 218 runs to stay alive in the competition.

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Siraj defended 20 runs in the last over. (Source: BCCI)

IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH: Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully defended 218 on Thursday after Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to chase the target in Bengaluru. Chasing 219, SRH were off to a flying start before they lost openers Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales in quick succession. Later, captain Kane Williamson took on the onus on himself and hammered 81 runs before getting out in the last over. Manish Pandey too chipped in with an unbeaten half-century but in a losing cause. SRH needed 20 runs from the lat over but Siraj was clinical in the last over as he didn’t leak runs. Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 218/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Riding on an emphatic partnership between Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers and some power-hitting from Colin de Grandhomme in the death overs, RCB compiled a massive total against SRH. Sunrisers on the other side were sloppy in the field as they dropped catches and gave away few boundaries.

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IPL 2018 RCB vs SRH Match 51 Live: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League from Bangalore

RCB win

Royal Challengers beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs. "I think if we are honest, we missed the trick a little bit with the ball. RCB were fantastic in batting, put us under pressure from ball one and got a good total. When you're chasing, a lot needs to go your way and you need to make very good decisions. At key times towards the end, the runs didn't come. The boys fought hard, and we'll move forward from this. (Thoughts during the innings break) The surface here is tough generally; today was a good wicket obviously. It was important for us to not get carried away early on. The ball flies at this ground, so you can make up. We were close but not close enough. (On what he's done about his consistency) It's about playing your role for the team, as well as you can. We played on a number of tough wickets. We have to find that balance and get some momentum. Credit to RCB again; they deserve to win. They bowled nicely towards the end," Willaimson said after the match. 

That's all from our side for this match.


Kane Williamson's superb knock comes to the end as Siraj scalps his wicket. Colin de Grandhomme takes a good catch at deep fine leg and SRH are three down, need 20 off 5

SRH need 20 off 6

Sunrisers Hyderaba dneed 20 off the last over. Tim Southee has leaked 15 runs in his last over and Williamson is on 81, Pandey unbeaten at 59

50 for Pandey

Manish Pandey scores his fifty and this  is the fourth one in this match. He goes past that mark with a fumble and a boundary in the deep. Both the teams have been sloppy in the field today and this can cost RCB the match and this edition

SRH need 35 off12

The game is evenly poised as SRH need 35 off 12. What a brilliant run chase this has been from the visitors especially their captain has been tremendous in today's chase

Tim Southee bowls a tight over

A brilliant over from Southee as he just give 6 in his third over. SRH are 170/2 after 17 overs and we are heading into a brilliant run-chase here from SRH

Williamson keeps SRH on track

SRH skipper is keeping the chase well in control. He has been brilliant so far and needs to stay for a longer time at the crease. He is scoring run at a good pace in this run-chase

Kane Williamson scores 50

SRH captain Kane Williamson goes past 50-run mark once again. He has been in sublime form and has notched up another half-century. What a terrific player this man is. This has been a classic knock under pressure

SRH need 114 off 48

Sunrisers Hyderabad need 114 off 48 balls and Colin de Grandhomme has the ball in his hands. He too played a ferocious inning today hammering the bowlers all around the park. RCB did ride on his knock to post that total

SRH steady

Sunrisers Hyderabad are steady in their chase and as far as Kane Williamson is out there in the middle they have a tight grip on this game. He has been a consistent performer for the side in IPL 2018 especially after taking up the captaincy


Kane Williamson unstoppable here in Bengaluru. He is taking on the bowlers with ease despite SRH losing wickets of the openers. He is someone who has shown some class and scored runs consistently

Akex Hales goes

AB de Villiers takes a stunner to send Alex Hales back in the hut for 37. Moeen Ali has his first wicket. It was a one-handed grab from the South African at cow corner and it has even amused the skipper Kohli. This is an important breakthrough for them

Shikhar Dhawan departs

Yuzvendra Chahal gets a wicket of Shikhar Dhawan who is out for 18, SRH are 47/1. Dhawan danced down the track and Chahal pulled the length back which led Dhawan to check his shot at the last moment to give a straightforward catch to Chahal


The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is the culprit here. It should have been taken and Hales would have been walking back in the hut but instead he is hammering RCB bowlers around the park. 


Siraj is welcomed with a superb pull short by his former SRH teammate Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan moves to 16 with that six and the two have started to build upon this partnership after a few hiccups

Hales survives

Tim Southee takes a blinder in the deep to dismiss a dangerous-looking Alex Hales but the on-field umpires have gone upstairs to check it. He is not out is what the third umpire thinks. The on-field umpires went upstairs after giving the soft signal out. He was smashed for a maximum in his previous over and it was a brilliant effort from him


Alex Hales hammers Umesh Yadav for another maximum. It was an over-pitched delivery and Hales just does an MS Dhoni and plays a helicopter shot. The ball sails over mid-wicket boundary and this is a good start from the two openers


Second one comes from Tim Southee's first over and this time it's Alex Hales who has hit him away for a maximum. Southee gives away 14 runs in his first over. SRH need more like that to stay in the chase


Shikhar Dhawan welcomes Tim Southee with a maximum over long on boundary. It was an over-pitched delivery from the New Zealand fast bowler and Dhawan was ready for it. The left-hander dispatched that one with authority

SRH begin chase

This has been a good tight overs from Umesh Yadav. He has just gone for two runs in this one. Dhawan is looking a bit under pressure and SRH need to put runs quickly on the board


Sunrisers Hyderabad openers are out in the middle. They need to get a good, solid start against RCB to stay in the match. RCB would look for some early wickets in this game and a win with good margine will boost their run rate as well

RCB 218/6

Royal Challengers Bangalore post 218/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. This is going to be a difficult task for SRH but they can go past the line as far as RCB's death bowling is concerned. Kaul would be thinking that he would have had more wickets in that column as there were a couple of drops in the last over as well


Rashid Khan does a Trent Coult in the deep as he grabs one-handed catch to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme for 40. He survived on the previous delivery when Williamson dropped him


Kane Williamson joins the list of players who have dropped the catches. Colin de Grandhomme skied it up and Williamson was underneath it but fumbles it completely


Colin de Grandhomme is unstoppable and Basil Thampi is having a forgettable outing in Bengaluru. De Grandhomme moves to 36 off 134 having hit four sixes so far. His stay at the crease will mean problems for SRH because he can score runs at a good pace in death overs


Mandeep Singh departs for 4 off Kaul as Dhawan takes a good catch in the deep. But more importantly, RCB have Colin de Grandhomme still at the crease and this is evident in SRH's fielding. They have been sloppy in the past couple of overs


RCB need to put atleast 200 from here on. Sunrisers Hyderabad team bats deep and they have power-hitters in the side who can hammer a quality bowling unit on their day. Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan on the top have been brilliant with the bat 


Rashid has another one in the over. Moeen Ali tries to go for a reverse sweep but didn't connect it well and that's a good catch from Goswami behind the stumps. RCB lose their fourth as Moeen Ali departs for 65


AB de Villiers has to go back, courtesy a brilliant catch from Dhawan in the deep. De Villiers departs for 69 off 39. This is a big wicket for SRH as far as the match situation is concerned and Dhawan has taken a brilliant one at deep square leg. He judged it nicely and steadied himself well to complete the catch. RCB are 145 for 3


Moeen Ali is on fire and he dispatches a knuckleball from Sandeep Sharma for a huge maximum. This has been a vital partnership for RCB but they still need some more runs on the board to have a good grip on this match. SRH have a long batting line up and have some power hitters who can score runs for them quickly


A four followed by a huge maximum. ABD is showing his class to young Basil Thampi. He walks across the wickets and slogs that one away over fine leg for a six. He has moved to 63 in 45 including 11 fours and a maximum

50 for Ali

Moeen Ali joins the party and he gets to his fifty with a boundary. It was a low full toss outside his off stump and the English batsman just punches that one away through the covers. He completes his 50 in 25 balls


BRILLIANT TIMING! Siddarth Kaul once again bowls a short delivery and this time it's Moeen Ali who has put that away over the fences. He moves to 45 off just 23 and what a superb knock this has been

50 for ABD

AB de Villiers gets to his fifty with a boundary. It was a short delivery from Kaul and the South African just pulled that one away to on side. RCB are 104/2. He has been in brilliant touch tonight and has respected the good deliveries too


Sandeep Sharma would feel really unlucky as he had a wicket there. Moeen Ali took the aerial route on that one and put it straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan at long on but Dhawan lost his balance and went out of the ground with the ball in his hands

Moeen Ali accelerates

Moeen Ali welcomes Basil Thampi with back to back maximums. He first cleared the rope on the off-side over mid-off and then pulled a short delivery away to the on side


Royal Challengers Bangalore have scored 45 after 6 overs at the cost of 2 two wickets. They have lost an important wicket of Virat Kohli. ABD is still at the crease at 33off 18. He needs to stay at the crease for a longer time


Rashid Khan cleans up Virat Kohli for 12. He tried to slog a straight delivery from Rashid but misses it completely and SRH have their second. That it is an important breakthrough for SRH

ABD, Kohli accelerate

AB de Villiers has looked brilliant today. He is taking on the bowlers and putting away the bad deliveries away to the fences. Shakib had cleaned him up in the last match and De Villiers has looked good against the left-arm bowler

ABD survives

After back to back boundaries off Shakib Al Hasan, AB de Villiers checks his shot at the last moment. The last time the two teams met, Shakib castled ABD early in the innings. The South African needs to be more careful with his shot selection

IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Live Score

IPL 2018 Live, RCB vs SRH: Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson are in terrific form. (Source: BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad will feel that they have something to prove after the loss against Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter. The side will look to bank upon the form of the opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and the skipper Kane Williamson, who both scored two back-to-back fifties, and have stitched 100 runs partnership twice in a row. If Royal Challengers Bangalore wish to keep themselves into the match, not only they would need to be smart against the feroicious SRH bowling line up featuring the likes of Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but they would also have to find a way to dismiss Dhawan and Williamson. The longer the two stay in the middle, the more stronger SRH will get, and RCB cannot afford to slip up.

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