In the 52nd match of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) claimed their crucial victory after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).
SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner decided to field first after winning the toss. While RCB only managed to score 120/7 (20 overs) in the first innings, SRH chased down that target in 14.1 overs after losing five wickets.
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IPL 2020, Match 52: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs SunRisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH) – Highlights
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) innings
SRH skipper David Warner lost his wicket in the second over of that innings as Washington Sundar dismissed him for 8 runs. However, the other opener Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey handled the early situation very well and set up the 50 runs partnership for the second wicket.
At the end of the powerplay, SRH scored 58/1. But in the 7th over of that innings, RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal brought the breakthrough after dismissing Pandey for 26 runs off 19 balls (3 fours and only six).
Later, while Chahal took another wicket of Wriddhiman Saha (39 off 32 balls; 4 fours and only six) through the stumped out, Isuru Udana dismissed Kane Williamson for just 8 runs.
But, Jason Holder made the chase easier with his strong cameo knock. Holder remained not out on 26 runs off just 10 balls (only four and 3 sixes) as SRH chased down the target with the spare of 35 balls while they still had five wickets in hands.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings
RCB batsmen mostly struggled in the entire innings as the SRH bowlers were very disciplined with the ball. Sandeep Sharma provided a very good start for SRH as he dismissed the opener Devdutt Padikkal (5) and skipper Virat Kohli (7) cheaply inside the powerplay. At the end of the powerplay, RCB scored 30/2.
Then another opener Josh Philippe and AB de Villiers tried to control that innings as they managed to put 43 runs partnership for the third wicket. But once that partnership was broken, RCB failed to control that innings strongly.
In the 11th over, Shahbaz Nadeem dismissed De Villiers for 24 runs, who completed his 9000 T20 runs during that innings. In the very next over, Rashid Khan took the wicket of opener Philippe who scored 32 runs off 31 balls (4 fours). Apart from this duo, only Washington Sundar (21) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (15*) managed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings.
Among the SRH bowlers, Sandeep Sharma (2/20) and Jason Holder (2/27) bagged two wickets each. Also, all the other SRH bowlers picked up one wicket each.
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