Indian Premier League 2016, Match 4, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: As it happened

first_imgHere are the HIGHLIGHTS of Indian Premier League 2016 Match 4 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (Scorecard)HIGHLIGHTS:Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings:23.45 IST: QUOTES!Man of the Match, AB de Villiers: Absolutely love playing here. The crowd always gets behind us. Pleasure batting with Virat and enjoyed myself. We love running between the wickets. I love batting at 3 and gives me time to read the game. I have been scratchy in the last few weeks, even in the nets I felt horrible. It comes down to what you do in the middle. The bowlers have played together for quite a few years. One or two guys, a guy like Shane Watson coming in and Milne, who has been injured for the last 2 years. All of a sudden it looks like a very good combination of youth and experience. Some very good signs for this season. Kolkata came back from 5 losses in a row, but it’s never happened again. So it’s important to start well. Hopefully we’ll take this into the next few games.Virat Kohli: We lost the toss. Didn’t get to do what we wanted, see how the wicket played out. But it was a good effort to get close to 230. Bowlers did a very good job after they got off to a good start. Watson has that experience in the middle, and Warner’s wicket helped. Rasool is a deceptive bowler, we saw in the nets that he was troubling the batters. His trajectory of the ball is such that he can fox the batsman with change of pace. Parvez was the standout bowler for me today. Chahal as well did a good job, he went for a few today but as long as he keeps getting me 2-3 wickets in the middle, it’s fine. AB was fantastic and we’ve had a big partnership in Bombay as well. He took the pressure off me and started hitting the ball like only he can. Pleasure playing with him. advertisementDavid Warner: It hurts when one bowler goes down. Tough ask for the boys to go out there and get 228. Nehra will be out for a couple of games dur to groin injury. Mustafizur (Rahman) bowled well throughout the World Cup and he’s definitely a find. We have a nice batting track in Hyderabad, and we have to execute well with the ball and not lose wickets in clumps. 23.33 IST: That’s that! Royal Challengers Bangalore are off to a winning start and what a magnificent that is. Chasing a mammoth 228 for a win, Sunrisers Hyderabad manage 182/6 in their 20 overs. 23.27 IST: Karn Sharma has entertained the crowd with some lusty blows but that will not be enough as SRH need 64 from 12 balls23.13 IST: WICKET! Shane Watson strikes again as he clean bowls free-scoring Ashish Ready with a perfect yorker. SRH 147/6 in 16 overs23.12 IST: DROPPED! Eoin Morgan is dropped on 14 by Yuzvendra Chala on 14 off Shane Watson. Will that hurt RCB? 23.03 IST: Ashish Reddy is not shy of hitting the bowlers out of the park, but a lot more is needed from him and Eoin Morgan. Yuzvendra Chahal completes his spell 4-0-2-43. SRH 125/5 in 14 overs22.54 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal strikes again and gets Deepak Hooda this time. Tossed up ball on off, Hooda pulls it straight down to long on in the safe hands of AB de villiers. Wickets tumbling here for the visitors. SRH 101/5 in 11.3 overs22.49 IST: WICKET! Moises Henriques too walks back to dug-out after a fighting 19. Adam Milne bowls a short ball on off, Henriques tries to pull it high and big but balloons it high up in the air, Rasool at mid-wicket takes a dolly. Good anchored innings of the Aussie player gets over with that mistime shot. SRH 93/4 in 10.3 overs22.43 IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal removes the new man Naman Ojha for nought. Soft dismissal! Hurled on pads, goes for a big shot over mid-wicket but finds safe pair of hands of AB de Villiers. Needless shot at this point, as he had just come in. SRH 88/3 in 9.3 overs 22.37 IST: WICKET! Shane Watson gets the priced wicket of David Warner. Aussie gets another Aussie! Half-volley, Warner awkwardly pulls that but only finds a deep fielder at square leg. A mistime shot has cost his wicket, Milne takes a dolly. Captain departs after a brilliant fifty. SRH 86/2 in 8.4 overs 22.31 IST: FIFTY! David Warner reaches his 23rd half-century in style as he hits Yuzvendra Chahal for a big six. He is definitely leading his team from the front. SRH 83/1 in 8 oversadvertisement22.27 IST: Moises Henriques is struggling to time the ball but manages to hit his first boundary off Harshal Patel. SRH 64/1 in 7 overs 22.22 IST: David Warner has taken the attack back to the bowlers as he quickly moves on to 39 off 18 balls. SRH 56/1 in 6 overs 22.17 IST: Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket has slowed the scoring rate but David Warner is in no mood to give up. Moises Henriques has joined the skipper in the middle. SRH 49/1 in 5 overs 22.11 IST: WICKET! Parvez Rasool strikes with his first ball and it’s the big wicket of Shikhar Dhawan. Tossed up on off, Dhawan tries to cut it late to third man but gets beaten. Ball disturbs the timber. SRH 35/1 in 3.1 overs 22.09 IST: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have started on a positive note. SRH 35/0 in 3 overs 22.00 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad start well in their chase – 12 for no loss after the 1st over. Adam Milne was a tad unlucky in the over. SRH 12/0 in 1 over  21.52 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have are out to chase a mammoth total. Adam Milne starts for RCB.21.38 IST: That’s it! Fearless Sarfaraz Khan’s 10-ball 35 not out helps RCB post a massive 227/4 in their 20 overs. Earlier, AB de Villiers (82) and Virat Kpohli (75) put on 157-run stand to lay the foundation for a huge total. Shane Watson also scored an 8-ball 19. Mustafizur Rahman bowled well for 2/26 on debut. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also chipped in with a couple of wickets.Kung Fu Panda – Now showing at Chinnaswamy stadium #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 201621.33 IST: Sarfaraz Khan is an entertainer and he lives up to his billing as he hits 22 runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. RCB 214/4 in 19 overs 21.25 IST: WICKET! Shane Watson follows suit with an eight-ball 19. Two-in-two for Mustafizur. Fuller ball on pads, Watson goes for a glance and gives away a feather touch to the keeper. Soft dismissal! RCB 183/4 in 17.3 overs21.24 IST: WICKET! AB de Villiers departs for 82. Dangerman is gone! Fuller ball on pads, de Villiers goes for a big shot to the leg side but mistimes it high up in the air. Eoin Morgan takes that at mid off after covering good distance, great wicket at this stage, as he looked to finish it on high. Mustafizur get his first wicket. RCB 183/3 in 17.2 overs 21.21 IST: Sensational Shane Watson slams Karn Sharma for a hat-trick of sixes. RCB 183/2 in 17 overs 21.15 IST: WICKET! That’s a massive wicket for SRH as Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls Virat Kohli for 75. Kohli tries to make some room to loft over the covers but was undone by the perfect yorker. That also brings an end to a 157-run partnership. RCB 163/2 in 15.5 overs 21.05 IST: Kohli and De Villiers are scoring at 10 runs an over now. RCB 140/1 in 14 overs 21.01 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli smashes his 20th half-century with a massive six off Karn Sharma. RCB 126/1 in 13 overs20.52 IST: FIFTY! AB de Villiers slams his 16th half-century. RCB 99/1 in 11 overs 20.51 IST: Ashish Nehra looks to be in some sought of pain and has limped off the field for medication. Ashish Reddy completes his over. RCB 89/1 in 10.1 overs advertisement20.46 IST: Kohli and De Villiers are nearing their fifties as RCB reach 88/1 in 10 overs 20.42 IST: It’s time for the first strategic time-out. Both Kohli and De Villiers have looked comfortable in the middle. RCB 73/1 in 9 overs20.39 IST: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have added 56 runs for the second wicket. RCB 61/1 in 8 overs Good come back by Mustafizur! Only 6 runs of the final over of powerplayRCB 49/1 #RCBvSRH #OrangeArmy SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 12, 2016Separated by teams, united by #TeamIndia IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 201620.25 IST: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have quickly overcome the early blow and it’s raining fours and sixes at M Chinnaswamy at the moment. RCB 43/1 in 5 overs 20.21 IST: AB de Villiers counterattacks Nehra with two fours and a massive six. RCB 27/1 in 4 overs20.16 IST: Mustafizur Rahman starts economically in his first over as AB de Villiers joins Virat Kohli in the middle. RCB 12/1 in 3 overs20.06 IST: WICKET! No blazing start for Chris Gayle this time as he has been cleaned bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 1. Fuller on the pads, Gayle misses the flick and ball ricochets to the leg stump after hitting his thigh pad. Good wicket for the bowling side. RCB 6/1 in 1.2 overs20.00 IST: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are out in the middle. Ashish Nehra takes the new ball The @RCBTweets team is warming up for their first game of #IPL 2016 season IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 201619.48 IST: Playing XIsSunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Ashish Reddy, Naman Ojha, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Karn Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur RahmanRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Parvez Rasool, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal 19.35 IST: Quotes!David Warner: Bangalore is a good batting wicket and we would like to chase. I am going to bat at the top of the order and Mustafizur adds a great string to our bow. We have three quicks and Moises.Virat Kohli: We would have liked to bowl first as well. We have a balance to tackle it. Shane is brilliant with the ball and everyone knows his batting power. Two seamers, two allrounders, and two spinners.  19.30 IST: TOSS! Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and they will bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore.19.20 IST: Virat Kohli, who is in red-hot form, will be desperate to start the IPL campaign with a win. Out comes captain @imVkohli! Lead the troops to a win in our opening game skipper! #PlayBold #RCBvSRH Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 12, 201618.57 IST: Learn the art of cover drive, on drive and flick from the master himself.  Learn to play the cover drive, on drive and the flick from the master @imVkohli himself! #PlayBold #IPL9 Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 12, 201618.54 IST: Karn Sharma has bowled only four balls to Chris Gayle in the IPL and has dismissed him twice. Karn Sharma has dismissed Chris Gayle both times in their two meetings. #OrangeStats #OrangeArmy SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 12, 201618.35 IST: We are about an hour away from the toss at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The hosts have one of the most formidable batting line-ups in the tournament and are among the pre-tournament favourites. However, the travellers have a strong bowling attack and it will be a test for RCB’s top three – Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli – who will be up against the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Moises Henriques. 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