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IPL 2021, RCB vs SRH Highlights: SRH defeat RCB by 4 runs in last over thriller

IPL 2021, RCB vs SRH Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 runs

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 6, 2021 11:44:53 pm
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IPL 2021, RCB vs SRH Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 runs in their Indian Premier League encounter on Wednesday. Glenn Maxwell and Devdutt Padikkal steadied the ship somewhat after RCB lost some early wickets, including that of skipper Virat Kohli in the first over. But it was not to be for RCB tonight as all 5 bowlers of Hyderabad did their job well with each of them nabbing a wicket.

Earlier, RCB  restricted SRH to a modest 141 for seven. Opener Jason Roy (44) and skipper Kane Williamson (31) resisted the RCB attack with fighting knocks while Jason Holder (16) played a useful cameo down the batting order. Harshal Patel (3/33) and Dan Christian (2/14) shared five wickets between them for SRH.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 52

Royal Challengers Bangalore

137/6 (20.0)

Sunrisers Hyderabad

141/7 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 52 )
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 runs

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IPL 2021, RCB vs SRH Highlights:

23:33 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Bhuvi, the AB, Virat slayer

The wicket of Virat Kohli and muting AB de Villiers’s bat; not a bad night out for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He targeted Virat Kohli’s old lbw problem with a perfect nipbacker early in the chase. He then returned for the final over for his tryst with de Villiers. 12 runs were needed from four balls, and de Villiers blasted the full delivery straight to sweeper cover and didn’t take the single. The next ball was thrown back from the long-off stands. Now 6 from 2, and another dot ball as de Villiers chose to retain strike. The final one was a slower one outside off and de Villiers could only hit it to sweeper cover for a single. A gracious Villiers fist-pumped with Bhuvneshwar and Virat Kohli too congratulated him and enquired about the hurt right finger (possibly suffered when he tried to take a hard stinging return catch earlier) which Bhuvneshwar was hiding behind his back to avoid any injury. Little bit of finger pain is nothing in comparison to the match-winning feeling.

23:20 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Eye of the tiger

The most difficult ball to bowl on a dead track is the bouncer—the worldly-wise bowlers would practically refrain from such exhaustive expending of back-breaking energy. Tell that to Umran Malik, he would call you old, and would do exactly that. Malik, exhaling fire and pace, hammered one onto the middle of the pitch, but rather than dying, the ball exploded towards the helmet of Glenn Maxwell. The Australian was already in half-swivel to pull the ball, but could barely manage to protect his head from a lifter. He had time neither to duck/sway/weave from the line of the ball nor complete the stroke. In the end, a top-edge  reprieved him of a blow of more severe consequence. But where did the skiddy bounce originate? Certainly not from the anaesthetised pitch, but from the ambition of a driven tearaway, eager to make a mark.

23:19 (IST)06 Oct 2021
SRH win by 4 runs

Bhuvi comes to bowl the last over. 13 needed off the last 6 deliveries. Just 1 off the first 3 balls. Aaaaaaaand ABD hits a 6 off the 4th ball. And it's over. SRH defeat RCB by 4 runs.

23:10 (IST)06 Oct 2021
And Shahbaz is gone

Bhuvi drops Shahbaz. He needed to take that. And gone. What a match this has turned out to be. Shahbaz is taken. RCB 128/6 after 18.4 ovs.

23:06 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Slow & Haunting reads Christian's slate

Sometimes, you get what you give. Dan Christian would grimly admit.  
With the ball, he tricked and teased the Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen with an assortment of cleverly disguised slower ball—the off-cutter, leg-cutter, back-of-the-hand slower ball, the one propelled with the knuckles, the packed tool-set that has made him a BBL legend. The leg-cutter devoured Jason Roy while the knuckle ball foxed Priyam Garg, and he ended his night with impressive figures of 3-0-14-2. Of those 18 balls, 14 were slower balls. But in his four-ball stay, where he looked as confused as the batsmen he had tormented, he could not make head or tail of what the bowler was dishing out. The first ball was bunted to cover, he was looking to hit straighter, the second ball nicked his outside edge, the third trickled to cover, he was looking to tap it behind backward point, and in the fourth,  even slower by Siddarth Kaul, he tried to flick prematurely and ended up gifting a simple catch to mid-off from a leading edge. It's the manner in which he has bagged nearly half of his 262 T20 wickets. He got what he had given.

23:05 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Expensive over

Shahbaz hits a 4 off Malik. A bit of pressure relieved considering ABD had hit a 4 in the last ball of Rashid's over. The fifth ball is also hit for a 4. Shahbaz has an answer for Malik it seems. 11 off the over. RCB almost home. RCB 124/5 after 18 overs

23:00 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Padikkal gone

Rashid is brought back into the attack. RCB need some boundaries now. But the script has been flipped as Padikkal falls to Rashid. A set man is gone. RCB 109/5 after 16.5 overs

22:50 (IST)06 Oct 2021
15 gone

Padikkal ticking away. Hits a 4 off a reverse sweep shot. 6 off the over and 1 wicket. Not bad at all. 15 gone. RCB 98/4.

22:46 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Maxwell run out

And the wicket they needed. Maxwell is gone. Direct hit from Williamson. And Maxwell is run out at 40. Game on. RCB 92/4 after 14.1 overs

22:36 (IST)06 Oct 2021

Maxwell is punishing this SRH bowling. Now a 4 off Holder. 9 off it. RCB 86/3 after 13 overs as we go for another timeout.

22:19 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Maxwell on fire

And Maxwell. Another 6. He is relentless. Just beats the fielder. SRH need this wicket. He has already got going. And a four to follow that. An even better shot. Pretty expensive over. 15 off it. RCB 67/3 after 10 overs.

22:14 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Pace and pressure

Umran Malik has bowled the first ball at 147kph, the second ball at 150kph and the third ball at 151.9kph. The pace just keeps on going up. This man is a serious talent. Just 5 off the over. RCB 52/3 after 9 overs as we go for timeout. 

22:08 (IST)06 Oct 2021

Rashid comes in to attack. Maxwell hits a 6 off the third ball. That is MAXimum. SRH need to get these two wickets as quickly as possible. 9 off the over. RCB 47/3 after 8 overs.

22:04 (IST)06 Oct 2021
RCB 3 down

SRH bowling changes are working as Bharat is taken by Malik.  Bharat looks to pull that behind the wicket, but gets a little portion of his glove, with the ball landing to Saha's left. RCB 38/3 after 7 overs

22:01 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Gotcha! anyway

Harshal Patel thought he could do a Jonty Rhodes or Dhoni when he started to run with the ball to the stump as opposed to throwing. Rhodes flew into the stumps of course during the Inzamam run out and Dhoni ran to break it during a famous T20 world cup against Bangladesh. When Patel stopped the ball on his follow-through in the last over of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings, he turned and dashed to the stumps. But the man he was trying to beat was the tall Jason Holder who took a couple of lengthy strides and stretched his long limb to get the bat just in time. Nothing to fret though as Patel took his wicket off the final ball. The purple cap holder won't mind one more wicket than a run-out dismissal.

21:59 (IST)06 Oct 2021
First 6 of the innings as powerplay ends

Bharat hits a maximum as in the penultimate ball of the powerplay. And a four to end the over. 12 off the over. RCB 37/2 after 6 overs.

21:54 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Roiled Roy

When he saw that his powerful drive somehow lodged itself in bowler Dan Christian’s hands after ricocheting off his body, Jason Roy was pretty cheesed off. He tossed his bat in disgust but very soon realised he had to do the hard job of bending and picking it up himself. Which he did after a while. 

It’s not the first time his bat has cut a furious arc from his hand. His emotional quotient has always had the coaches working over time. Even at school. “We would have someone follow him into the dressing room when he got out and looked angry; to calm him down. A few plant pots have been kicked away and other non-living things have borne the brunt. Bats have been thrown,” the cricket coach at Reigate Priory school, Jim Harmer, once told this newspaper. No living or non-living thing was hurt when he lost his wicket on Wednesday night. At least on the field.

21:47 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Another down

And Christian is gone. Skies that to mid-off! So promoting Christian doesn't pay off for Royal Challengers. Another slower ball on a full length on off, as Christian plays at that early to try and loft that over the in-field. But Williamson sits under the ball comfortably to complete the catch, and Sunrisers strike again the powerplay. RCB 18/2 after 3.2 overs

21:45 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Padikkal prevails

Bhuvi back in the attack. Padikkal hits a 4 off the third ball. He has started strong as per usual. Just 5 off the over though. RCB 18/1 after 3 overs.

21:40 (IST)06 Oct 2021
Eventful second over

Padikkal hits a 4 in the second ball of the second over off Holder.Padikkal sends one sailing over midwicket ioff the 4th ball! Could have been out but 3 fielders could not get close to it. SRH also wasted a review in this over. Quite eventful. 7 off the over. RR 13/1 after 2 overs.

With Royal Challengers Bangalore guaranteed a place in the play-offs, the team might not see many changes for Wednesday’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, out-of-contention SRH may give opportunities to those who have not played in the second leg of the IPL.

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