rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 

IPL updates: RCB beat Sunrisers by 14 runs

Write a comment

May 17, 2018


23:44  Stay alive in the competition:  








SRH 204-3 (20 ovs) vs RCB 218-6 (20 ovs) Scorecard


RCB beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs after Siraj bowls a superb over to give just 5 runs and take the big wicket of Williamson to turn the match on its head.

RCB get the 2 points needed to stay alive in the competition.



20 needed off the last over and Siraj gets the breakthrough.

Williamson goes across the stunps and tries to hoick the ball over fine leg but finds De Grandhomme who completes the catch to send back the SRH captain for 81.

The batsmen had crossed and Pandey plays a dot off the next ball.

20 needed off 4 balls now.

Pandey can next only get a single off a leg bye.

19 needed off 3 and unless there is an extra this game is now in RCB's pocket.

New man Hooda tries to go big but is dropped by Kohli. He gets a single.

Pandey then gets a couple and 16 needed off 1 ball.

Pandey can only get a single off the last ball as RCB win by 14 runs.



Southee brought back into the attack and starts with a wide. 

Pandey then gets to his 50 with a four off the misfield by De Grandhomme at the boundary.

Next ball is another four. 

Pandey and Williamson then play a single each off the next two balls.

A dot ball later, Pandey then creams the ball through the covers for a boundary as 15 runs come off it.





Siraj continues, he attempts the yorker but Pandey goes across the wickets and helps the ball on its way to deep fine leg for a six!

Wide ball next and Pandey just helps it over short third man for a four.

Pandey next digs out the yorker and gets a single to mid-wicket.

Williamson then scampers for a single -- that is a leg bye.

Pressure telling on Siraj as he bowls a wide ball next.

Dot ball next as Pandey misses out.

Yorker to end the over, Pandey digs it out and plays the ball down to third man for a single as 14 runs come off it.



With 14 runs needed to win, Kohli brings Southee in to bowl and what an over this has been. He has followed the batsmen and bowled to his field giving just 6 runs in the over. What a splendid over!
23:38  55 needed off the last 4 overs:  




SRH 164-2 (16 ovs) vs RCB 218-6 (20 ovs) Scorecard



Chahal comes back on to bowl his last over and Williamson starts with a single.

Pandey then swivels and plays the ball to fine leg for a boundary.

The batsmen then scampers through for a couple.

A wide ball later, Pandey then gets a single. 

Williamson then gets a single.

Pandey then plays the ball to mid-wicket for a couple to bring up the 100-run partnership as 12 come off the over.





De Grandhomme continues and Manish gets a move on with a couple of boundaries to the leg side.

He then gets a single.

Williamson then picks the ball and flicks it over square leg for a six!

He then gets a single.

Pandey then goes straight over the bowler's head to end the over with a six as 22 come off the over.





Umesh comes back into the attack and after a dot Pandey gets a single.

Williamson then beautifully cuts the ball past backward point for a boundary.

He then gets a single to third man.

Pandey then gets a single.

Williamson then just creams the ball over mid-wicket for a six!

While Manish is barely getting any runs, Williamson has stepped on the gas, not giving up hope on a oin yet.

23:00  SRH need a move on now:  




SRH 117-2 (13 ovs) vs RCB 218-6 (20 ovs) Scorecard


De Grandhomme comes into the attack and Williamson gets his 11th IPL half-century after taking a couple off the third ball of the over.

Manish Pandey and Williamson just rotating the strike here and Williamson sends the last ball of the over sailing over deep mid-wicket for a six as 12 runs come off the over.


SRH captain Williamson leading the fight back after they lose two wickets.

Siraj brought back into the attack and after 2 dots, Williamson just pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a six!

Slower ball next and Williamson guides it to third man for a four.

A single off the next ball and a dot to end the over.




Chahal brought back into the attack and what an over he has bowled, giving away just 3 runs.



Moeen continues and Williamson clobbers the ball for 3 back-to-back big hits and then the batsmen take 3 singles as 17 come off the over.


Southee comes back into the attack and Pandey gets off the mark off the third ball he faces but is taken for two boundaries off Williamson. A single to end the over as 10 come off it.
22:42  Chahal, Moeen do the damage:  




SRH 64-2 (8 ovs) vs RCB 218-6 (20 ovs) Scorecard




Moeen brought into the attack and while the batsmen take 5 runs in the over, Hales is gone off the last ball of the over. ABD takes a screamer at the boundary to dismiss Hales for 37.

Hales goes after the ball, ABD is airborne and he plucks the ball out of thin air at mid-wicket to send back Hales.






Umesh comes back into the attack and Williamson just plays a dot.

Mandeep does well at backward point to keep it down to dot.

Williamson then flicks the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

The batsmen then just rotate the strike and 4 runs come off it.


Williamson is the new man in and he starts with a dot.

He gets off the mark with four. He just times the ball nicely through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Williamson then gets a single.

Leg side ball and Hales just plays it over fine leg for a boundary.

9 runs and a wicket come in the over.

Chahal continues and gets the breakthrough.

Dhawan comes down the track and hands an easy return catch to Chahal as he walks back after scoring 18 runs.



Siraj comes into the attack and Dhawan just slaps the ball over mid-wicket for a six!

He then taps the ball around for a single.

Hales plays the ball to third man for a single.

Dhawan then gets a single.

Hales then gets a life as Kohli drops him at mid-on. 

Last ball of the over, Hales then gets a six over deep mid-wicket.
22:24  RCB set Sunrisers an improbable 219 for victory:  



SRH 32-0 (4 ovs) vs RCB 218-6 (20 ovs) Scorecard


Chahal comes into the attack and after a dot ball the batsmen take a single each.

Hales then gets a single to mid-wicket.

Dhawan then gets a single to long-on.

A dot to end the over as 4 runs come off it.


Umesh continues and Hales plays it over mid-on for a boundary.

Hales then just picks the ball, picks it off his pads and flicks it over square leg for a 6.

Hales then swings and misses and that is a dot.

Another dot ball next.

Hales gone here! Short ball, Hales pulls, it's hard and flat, Southee claims the catch as he dives forward to take the catch. Soft signal says out. Third umpire says not out as there is inconclusive evidence of a catch. Hales gets a life and a single.

A dot to end the over.




Southee comes into the attack, slightly over-pitched and Dhawan pummels the ball over the bowler's head for the first six of their innings.

He then plays out two dot balls and then gets a single to backward square leg.

Hales then just plays through the line for another 6 in the over. Hales takes a single off the last ball of the over as 14 come off the over.

Alex Hales and Dhawan open the batting for SRH as Umesh opens the bowling for RCB and Dhawan starts with a  couple of dots.

Umesh gets some in-swing, asking questions off Dhawan.

Dhawan then plays and misses!

Dhawan gets off the mark with a single next ball.

Hales plays a dot before getting 2 runs off the last ball of  the over as just 3 come off it.
21:50  AB, Moeen star with the bat:  



RCB 218-6 (20 ovs)  vs SRH | Scorecard



RCB make a massive 218 for 6 in their 20 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Thanks to some lusty hitting by ABD, Moeen and De Grandhomme, and then some cheeky batting by Sarfaraz, RCB has managed to pile on the big runs.

Basil Thampi got the most hammering, registering the worst bowling figures in the IPL, with figures of 4-70-0.


The batsmen had crossed and Sarfaraz gets a life as Sandeep drops the catch at short fine leg.

He then gets a single off a leg bye.

Southee is the new batsman a single to get off the mark.

Sarfaraz pulls the ball to fine leg to end the innings with a boundary as 10 runs and a wicket come in the over.




Kaul continues and De Grandhomme gets a life as Williamson drops it. He runs for 2.

Next ball De Grandhomme pulls and a perfectly timed jump and catch by Rashid sends the batsman back. De Grandhomme goes for 38.




Thampi on to bowl the penultimate over, he starts with a slower one and De Grandhomme hammers the ball over point for a six!

Next ball is a single to deep mid-wicket.


200 comes up as Thampi's yorker is not in place and Sarfaraz just picks it and plays it square of the wicket on the off side.

Sarfaraz then plays the cheeky scoop-ramp shot for a six over third man.

He then gets a single to third man.

De Grandhomme gets a single off the last ball of the over as 19 come off it.



Kaul comes back into the attack and strikes! 

Mandeep is out. He tries to clear the long-off but only manages to hand a catch to Dhawan in the deep.

De Grandhomme then slaps the ball over mid-wicket for a six! 

Slower ball, De Grandhomme plays and misses but the batsmen sneak a single.

Sarfaraz is the new batsman, a misfield by Thampi at short third man gets him off the mark with a boundary.

He then gets a single to the leg side.

De Grandhomme tries to tickle the ball through the slips for a four but keeper Goswami does well to save the ball and gives the batsman just one run.

13 runs come off the over.



Shakib comes back into the attack and Mandeep gets off the mark with a single.

The batsmen then do well to rotate the strike and convert the singles into twos.

De Grandhomme powers the ball over extra cover to end the over with a six as 13 come off the over.
21:23  De Grandhomme accelerates the innings:  




RCB 163-4 (16 ovs)  vs SRH | Scorecard



Thampi comes back into the attack and De Grandhomme starts with a couple to deep mid-wicket.

The batsman then slashes at the ball and gets a four over backward point.

Slower ball, ball cut to backward point where Carlos Braithwaite misfields to hand 2 runs to the batsman.

Full and fast and De Granadhomme pummels the ball over the bowler's head for a six!

Two dot balls to end the over as 14 come off it.


New man Mandeep Singh on strike and plays out two dot balls.

De Grandhomme is the new batsman but they had crossed so Moeen keeps strike and he clobbers Rashid for a four just the next ball after the wicket of AB.

Moeen is out next ball, caught behing by the keeper Goswami. He is gone for 64 as RCB lose both their set batsmen inside the 15th over.



Rashid brought back into the attack and he gets the big man. 

Moeen starts with a single but in an effort to accelerate the innings, AB slog sweeps and the ball goes straight into the hands of Dhawan at backward square leg. AB gone for 69.


Sharma continues and the partnerships just keeps growing.

Moeen starts with a single to short third man.

Sharma then bowls a wide. 

AB then gets a four through backward point.

He then gets a single.

After a dot ball, Moeen brings up the 100-run partnership with a huge six over the bowler's head as the ball bisects the fielders at long-off and long-on. Slower ball and Moeen just creams it into the sightscreen.

Moeen takes a single to end the over as 14 come off it.




Thampi briought back into the attack and what an audacious shot to bring up his 1st IPL half-ton.

Low full toss, Moeen middles the ball and plays it through covers for a four.


Short ball and Moeen pulls but the Manish Pandey drops it in the deep. One run.

Next ball is a wide.

AB then walks into the line and pulls it over deep fine leg for another four.

Again! AB walks into the line of the ball, goes down on one knee and plays it out of the stadium for another six!

A yorker and well dug out by AB for a single as another 18 come off the over.
21:06  Both batsmen score half-tons:  



RCB 112-2 (12 ovs)  vs SRH | Scorecard


Kaul comes back into the attack and AB starts with a couple in the deep.

Short and wide and AB cuts it powerfully through point for a boundary.

Next ball, he gets to his 50 with a pull over mid-wicket.

He then gets a single to long-on.

Short ball and a pacy one and Moeen pulls it over deep square leg for a six!

Moeen ends the over with a single down the ground as 18 come off the over!


Rashid continues and Moeen brings up the 5-run partnership with a huge six over the bowler's head.

He then gets a couple to third man.

Moeen then gets a single to long-off.

Next ball, AB shuffles and gets hit on the pad. Rashid appeals, umpire not interested. 

A dot ball later, AB gets a single to third man as 10 runs come off the over.



Sandeep brought back into the attack and Moeen gets 2 runs, one off a overthrow.

Moeen then swings and misses.

Moeen gets a single to long-off next ball.

AB then cuts the ball to cover-point for a single.

Moeen gets a life here! He smashes it and the ball goes straight to Dhawan at long-on who goes off balance and that is a six to Moeen.

Moeen takes a single to end the over.

 

Shakib comes back into the attack and the batsmen get just three runs as the bowler tests AB with some testing deliveries, including slower balls.




20:41  AB, Moeen get the big shots in:  




RCB 70-2 (8 ovs)  vs SRH | Scorecard


Basil Thampi comes into the attack and his loose ball is given the treatment. Moeen gets a six off the first ball!

Short ball next and Moeen just pulls it for a six over mid-wicket.

Slower ball next and Moeen just taps it down to third man for a single.

Short ball again and this time AB pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Slower ball and AB goes after it, lucky for him the ball falls short of the man at deep square leg.

Moeen takes a single to the off side as 19 come off the over.



Rashid continues and Moeen starts the over with a single.

Next ball, faster and AB gets his bat to it and reverse sweeps it to the boundary.

AB then gets a single to the off side to bring up the team 50.

Moeen nearly chops it on.

He then sweeps to get a single to short fine as 7 come off the over. 


Kaul comes into the attack and starts with a beautiful yorker well dug out by Moeen. Another dot ball follows. 

Moeen then gets a single to square leg for a single. 

Faster ball and AB just powers the ball over the bowler's head for a six or is it a four??? After a long deliberation by the third umpire, it's been signalled a four 

Two dots balls, including a superb yorker is bowled to end the over.


Moeen Ali comes in to bat and starts off with a single to mid-wicket.

Rashid comes into the attack and after 3 dot balls, Kohli latches onto the short ball and pulls it over mid-wicket for a four.

Rashid then bowls a quicker, fuller ball, Kohli misses it and the ball crashes into the stumps to send back the captain.

It was going to be an interesting battle between this duo and once Rashid took those 3 dot balls off him early in the over, Kohli was already under the bowlers' thumb.
20:18  RCB lose Parthiv early:  


RCB 34-1 (4 ovs)  vs SRH | Scorecard



Shakib continues, the ball is outside off and AB slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a four.

Next ball is a dot.

Ab then plays the ball to cover for a single. 

The batsmen then run three singles as 8 come off the over.



Sandeep continues, a little width and AB plays it through point for another boundary.

Next ball, AB just walks into the delivery and powers it over covers for another four. WOW! JUST WOW!

After 2 dot balls, he gets a single to long-on.

Kohli ends the over with a dot as 9 come off it.





De Villiers is the man in and gets off the mark with a boundary through point off the bowling of Shakib.

He follows it up with another four through extra cover.

Next ball, pace off and nearly gets AB. The batsman then gets a single to extra cover.

The batsmen then take a single each to end the over as 11 come off it.

There is a surprise here as Virat Kohli comes in to open the batting with Parthiv Patel.

Sandeep Sharma is given the new ball and starts well to Parthiv. Ball shapes away, Deepak Hooda drops a catch at short mid-off. 

Next ball is a dot.

Leg side ball, Parthiv whips it off his pads only for a single as the ball hits the square leg umpire.

Kohli gets off the mark with a superb straight drive and a boundary to start off.

Kohli gets a single off the next ball.

Wicket goes down here! Bouncer, Parthiv goes across the line, he gets a top edge only to hand a catch to Kaul at third man. 

A wicket and 6 runs come in the first over.
19:34  Must win game for RCB:  


Sunrisers  Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match in Bengaluru on Thursday.

RCB are still languishing at the second last position on the table, while SRH are on top of the table with 18 points.


Virat Kohli's RCB has endured a tough season, having lost seven of its 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround has rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the playoffs berth provided some other results go the team's way.



The hosts are overtly dependant on Kohli and South African swashbuckler A B De Villiers.

The two have combined to score nearly half of RCB's total runs this season but the side needs bigger contributions from the likes of Moeen Ali and Corey Anderson.

In peerless form, Kohli has been a standout performer with 514 runs from 12 games. De Villiers (358 runs) is next to him, although he has played two games less than the Indian.


SRH, on the other hand, depend quite a lot on opener Shikhar Dhawan (369 runs) and skipper Kane Williamson (544 runs) for inspiration.

Williamson has been an astute leader, who would look to consolidate the team's top spot and ensure a top-two finish at the end of the league stage.

Apart from Dhawan and Williamson, Yusuf Pathan (186), Manish Pandey (189) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (166) have also chipped in at crunch situations for SRH.

The Teams (From):

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C ), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan.
00:12  Disciplined Bumrah does it for MI:  



KXIP 183-5 (20 ovs) vs MI 186-8 (20 ovs) Scorecard


Mumbai Indians live to see another day as they scrape past Kings XI Punjab by 3 runs.

KL Rahul (94) and Finch (46) played good knocks up front but were dismissed at crucial junctures as Bumrah bowled MI to victory with his disciplined spells.



The batsmen crossed, McCleneghan bowls a full ball and Axar slaps the ball straight over the bowler's head for a six!

Next ball Axar runs for a single.

8 needed off 1 ball.

Manoj Tiwary gets a four off the last ball and they beat Punjab by 3 runs.


17 needed off the last over as McCleneghan comes in to bowl.

Axar gets a single off the first ball.

Yuvi then plays and misses. 

McCleneghan then bowls a wide.

Yuvi gone next ball! He goes after the bowling and is caught at square leg and he is out for 1.




Yuvraj is the new man in. The batsmen had crossed so Axar is on strike and he slaps the ball to covers for a single.

Yuvi on strike and he is cramped up but gets a single. 

Last ball and he gives only a single. 6 runs and a wicket come off the over.




Bumrah continues and starts with a wide.

He then bowls a yorker as Rahul gets a single to mid-off.

Another yorker, Axar picks it up and slaps it back to long-on for a single.

Slower ball, Rahul miscues and is caught at long-off by Cutting. He goes for 94.




38 needed off the last 3 overs, Cutting comes into the attack.

and Rahul and Patel take a single each off the first two balls before Rahul comes to the party.

Rahul first pulls the ball to backward square leg for a four.

Rahul then innovates and then reverse-scoops over third man for another couple of boundaries.

He takes a single off the last ball of the over to keep the strike as 15 runs come off the 18th over.