After a big lose against Chennai Super Kings in first game, Sunrisers Hyderabad opened their points tally by securing a big win against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium by 8 wickets.

Quick Flicks of the game (in other words 5 moments that changed the match):

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Opening:

Sunrisers sent Bangalore to bat after winning the toss but didn’t have the start they would have expected. Gayle owned Boult smashing him for a six and Kohli did similar to Bhuvneshwar. Boult made a decent comeback by bowling some good deliveries later. However, he was unlucky to be denied wicket of Kolhi on LBW shout. The opening stand went at to 9 runs per over before Gayle departed.

Sunrisers’ comeback led by slow bowlers:

With Kohli and Dinesh Karthik settled at the crease, RCB looked towards a big ending which was slashed by the slow bowlers of Sunrisers. First, Karn Sharma got rid of Dinesh Karthik on first ball of 11th over. Big moment was when Bopara got through Virat Kolhi’s stumps and later followed it with getting Mandeep Singh’s wicket of next ball leaving the home side struggling.

RCB collapse:

After a blitz from AB de Villiers, RCB looked towards a big total but Boult and Bhuvneshwar’s accurate bowling in last two overs spilled whatever hopes that remained as they were bundled out for 166. After been hit for four on first ball of penultimate over, Boult struck on consecutive deliveries dismissing De Villiers and Abbott.

Boult got one more in the over by sending Harshal Patel back. It was Bhuvi’s turn in last over as he cleaned up the tail of RCB. At first he got hit by Aaron, Bhuvi returned well to clean up him on the next ball and did the same to Nechim couple of balls later.

Warner’s fireworks:

SRH’s captain David Warner was in a mood of striking as he came out with all guns blazing. With some good support he received from Dhawan, Warner went after RCB bowlers as a result the first two overs of the innings yielded 36. He kept his flow and raced to a 24-ball fifty. Warner, with help of 4 sixes and 6 fours, scored 57 in just 27 balls and helped Sunrisers move with a brilliant rate of over 10 to ease the chase.

Smooth Finish:

After a couple of wickets from Yuzvendra Chahal, SRH looked in a panick but set batsman Dhawan got a good support from KL Rahul. They kept rotating strike and brought down the required equation to quit easily achievable. Without wasting the time, both the batsmen scored quick runs towards the end as they finished the game with 16 balls to spare. Dhawan and Rahul shared an unbeaten stand of 78 in 43 balls for the third wicket.

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