IPL 2021, SRH vs RCB Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six runs in a low-scoring thriller to reach the top of the points table. SRH suffered a major batting collapse as they went from 96 for 1 to 142 for 9. SRH skipper David Warner led the run chase with a 37-ball 54 but the required run rate increased after his wicket. Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow and Abdul Samad lost their wicket in the 17th over bowled by Shahbaz Ahmed. SRH kept on losing wickets and even Rashid Khan’s 9-ball 18 cameo was not enough to get them over the line. This is SRH’s second loss on the trot while chasing.
Earlier Warner won the toss and elected to field first. Glenn Maxwell’s first fifty since IPL 2016 helped RCB post a fighting total of 149/8 on a spin-friendly Chennai wicket. RCB suffered lost quick wickets before the death overs which had a major impact on RCB’s final score. Jason Holder took three wickets including Virat Kohli, Kyle Jamieson and Maxwell off the last ball of the innings. The Aussie batsman scored 59 runs from 41 deliveries including five fours and three sixes. Rashid Khan bowled an economical spell giving just 18 runs from his four overs and taking AB de Villiers’ wicket. Shahbaz Nadeem was the most expensive bowler for SRH as he was hit for 22 runs in his final over. Kohli was the second-highest scorer for RCB scoring 33 runs from 29 deliveries including four boundaries. Kyle Jamieson provided RCB’s score a boost at the end with a 9-ball 12 including two boundaries.