IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH: In what was a magnificent performance by Royal Challengers Bangalore, they managed to stop Sunrisers Hyderabad in their chase of 219 runs. Owning the game from the start, Bangalore won by 15 runs. Throttling themselves into another lifeline for the playoff with 12 points.
SRH opted to bowl first. Not performing to best of their strength Hyderabad conceded 218 runs. AB de Villiers 69(39) and Moeen Ali 65(34) brought RCB to a great stand and Sarfaraz Khan with his 22 off 8 balls continued the momentum, scoring a huge sum.
Kane Williamson 81(42) and Manish Pandey 62(38) almost managed to tip the game to their side, but Bangalore’s bowler managed to hold them back even in the death overs. SRH fell short of 15 runs, as RCB enjoys another victory and another chance at the playoffs.
IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Live Cricket Score
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 15 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad opts to bowl
RCB – 218/6, SRH – 204/3
Over 20: 204/3, Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 15 runs. Mohammed Siraj starts the over with a massive wicket. Williamson 81(42) is Caught by de Grandhomme. Deepak Hooda comes to the crease. Manish Pandey 62(38), Deepak Hooda 1(1)
Over 19: 199/2, Sunrisers Hyderabad need 20 runs in 6 balls.Tim Southee serves the penultimate over and leaks 15 runs. Pandey minces three boundaries including a misfield. Kane Williamson 81(41), Manish Pandey 59(34)
Over 18: 184/2, Sunrisers Hyderabad need 35 runs in 12 balls. Pandey starts the Mohammed Siraj over with consecutive Six and Four. 14 runs from the over. Kane Williamson 80(40), Manish Pandey 46(29)
Over 17: 170/2, Sunrisers Hyderabad need 49 runs in 18 balls. Tim Southee reins in the men on the crease and gives just 6 runs from the over. Kane Williamson 80(39), Manish Pandey 34(24)
Over 16: 164/2, Sunrisers Hyderabad need 55 runs in 24 balls. 12 runs from the over including a boundary by Pandey and some good running between the wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal serves the over. Kane Williamson 78(37), Manish Pandey 30(20)
Over 15: 152/2, Sunrisers Hyderabad need 67 runs in 30 balls. Manish Pandey gears up as he starts the de Grandhomme over with two boundaries. Williamson hits a 6 and Pandey thumps one on the last ball as 22 runs come from the over. Kane Williamson 76(35), Manish Pandey 21(16)
Over 14: 130/2, 13 runs from the over including a four and a 6 by Williamson. Umesh Yadav bowled his last spell. Kane Williamson 69(33), Manish Pandey 6(12)
Over 13: 117/2, 50 comes up for Williamson off 28 balls. Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack and lets loose 12 runs from the over, including a six by Williamson on the last ball. Kane Williamson 58(30), Manish Pandey 4(9)
Over 12: 105/2, Williamson minces consecutive six and four as Mohammed Siraj returns. 11 runs from the over. Kane Williamson 48(26), Manish Pandey 2(7)
Over 11: 94/2, just 3 runs from the over as Yuzvendra Chahal returns to the attack. Kane Williamson 37(21), Manish Pandey 2(6)
Over 10: 91/2, Willaimson takes Moeen Ali‘s case by starting the over with three consecutive boundaries – 4,4,6. 17 runs from the over. Kane Williamson 18(12), Manish Pandey 1(3)
Over 9: 74/2, Willaimson hits two consecutive boundaries as 10 runs from the Tim Southee over. Manish Pandey comes to the crease. Kane Williamson 18(12), Manish Pandey 1(3)
Over 8: 64/2, Noo!! Hales 37(24) is caught by de Villiers, an Amazing catch. Just 4 runs from the over as Moeen Ali comes into the attack. Kane Williamson 9(9)
Over 7: 60/1, Umesh Yadav serves a tidy over with just 4 runs from it. Ales Hales 35(20), Kane Williamson 7(7)
Over 6: 56/1, Oh – Oh! Yuzvendra Chahal makes the breakthrough on the first ball of the over as Dhawan is Caught & Bowled. Kane Williamson comes to the crease and seeps a boundary, hales send on on the last ball. 9 runs from the over. Ales Hales 33(18), Kane Williamson 5(3)
Over 5: 47/0, Dhawan starts the over with a Six and Hales ends it with a 6. Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack and gives 15 runs in the over. Ales Hales 29(16), Shikhar Dhawan 18(14)
Over 4: 32/0, Just 4 runs from over as Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. Ales Hales 22(13), Shikhar Dhawan 10(11)
Over 3: 28/0, Hales start the Umesh Yadav over with a four and a six. 11 runs from the over. Ales Hales 20(9), Shikhar Dhawan 8(9)
Over 2: 17/0, Dhawan welcomes Tim Southee with a 6 and Hales steals another one. 14 runs from the over. Ales Hales 9(4), Shikhar Dhawan 8(8)
Over 1: 3/0, A slow start for SRH. Dhawan and Hales are at the crease. Umesh Yadav opens the attack. Ales Hales 2(2), Shikhar Dhawan 1(4)
Over 20: 218/6, SRH needs 219 runs to win. Siddarth Kaul server the last over and gives 10 runs. Rashid Khan catches de Grandhomme 40(17) as Tim Southee comes to the crease. Sarfaraz manages a four on the last ball. Sarfaraz Khan 22(8), Tim Southee 0(0)
Over 19: 208/5, de Grandhomme starts the Basil Thampi over with a six and Sarfaraz continues the momentum with a four and a six. Colin de Grandhomme 38(15), Sarfaraz Khan 16(5)
Over 18: 189/5, Oh-oh! Mandeep is Caught by Dhawan. de Grandhomme manages the pace with a 6 on the next ball. Sarfaraz Khan comes to the crease and minces a 6. 13 runs from the over Siddarth Kaul returns to the attack. Colin de Grandhomme 30(12), Sarfaraz Khan 5(2)
Over 17: 176/4, 13 runs from the over as de Grandhomme manages a six. Shakib Al Hasan returns to the attack. Colin de Grandhomme 23(9), Mandeep Singh 4(5)
Over 16: 163/4, de Grandhomme continues the pace with a four and a six. Basil Thampi lets loose 14 runs from the over. Colin de Grandhomme 14(6), Mandeep Singh 0(2)
Over 15: 149/4, Rashid Khan strikes not once but twice. Main man de Villiers 69(39) is Caught by Dhawan. Moeen smacks boundary on the next ball and gives his wicket on the next, Caught by Goswami 65(34). Colin de Grandhomme and Mandeep Singh come to the crease. Colin de Grandhomme 0(0), Mandeep Singh 0(2)
Over 14: 144/4, 14 runs from the over as Sandeep Sharma comes into the attack. A boundary by de Villiers and a six by Moeen. AB de Villiers 69(38), Moeen Ali 60(31)
Over 13: 130/2, Basil Thampi is milked for 18 runs in the over. Moeen starts with a boundary and then de Villiers smacks a boundary and thumps a six out of the stadium. AB de Villiers 64(36), Moeen Ali 52(27)
Over 12: 112/2, A very expensive over by Siddarth Kaul as he lets loose 18 runs. de Villiers minces 2 boundaries while Moeen smacks a 6. AB de Villiers 53(33), Moeen Ali 46(24)
Over 11: 94/2, Moeen starts the Rashid Khan over with a 6. 10 runs from the over. AB de Villiers 42(29), Moeen Ali 39(22)
Over 10: 84/2, 11 runs from the over as Sandeep Sharma returns to the attack. Moeen minces a six. AB de Villiers 41(26), Moeen Ali 30(19)
Over 9: 73/2, 3 runs from the over as Shakib Al Hasan returns to the attack. AB de Villiers 40(25), Moeen Ali 20(14)
Over 8: 70/2, Moeen welcomes Basil Thampi with two consecutive six’s, de Villiers follows with a boundary as 19 runs come from the over. AB de Villiers 39(21), Moeen Ali 18(12)
Over 7: 51/2, Rashid Khan returns to the attack and lets loose 7 runs from the over. de Villiers smacks a boundary. AB de Villiers 34(19), Moeen Ali 4(8)
Over 6: 44/2, 5 runs from the over as Siddarth Kaul comes into the attack. de Villiers smacks a boundary. AB de Villiers 29(17), Moeen Ali 2(4)
Over 5: 39/2, Opsy! Virat is bowled by Rashid Khan 12(11) just after he hits a boundary. 5 runs from the over. Moeen Ali comes to the crease. AB de Villiers 25(14), Moeen Ali 1(1)
Over 4: 34/1, Another boundary by de Villiers starts the Shakib Al Hasan over. 8 runs from the over. Virat Kohli 8(6), AB de Villiers 25(14)
Over 3: 26/1, de Villiers starts this over with two consecutive a boundaries as well. Sandeep Sharma returns to the attack and lets loose 9 runs from the over. Virat Kohli 6(4), AB de Villiers 19(10)
Over 2: 17/1, 11 runs from the over as AB de Villiers, comes to the crease and hits two boundaries on the first two balls he faces. Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack. Virat Kohli 6(3), AB de Villiers 10(5)
Over 1: 6/1, Oh – oh! Parthiv has to leave, Caught by S Kaul. Parthiv Patel and Kohli are at the crease. Sandeep Sharma opens the attack. Parthiv Patel 1(4), Virat Kohli 5(2)
The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar.
The chart-toppers, Hyderabad may not be affected by the results of the game. For them, this is a chance to test their high-performing bowling unit against batting stalwarts in the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. But for RCB this match will decide their future in the competition.
The incredibly consistent bowlers of SRH tend to do major damage between the 7th and the 15th over. RCB needs to be mindful of the same. Last time they met RCB went from 55 for 1 in 6 overs to 85 for 5 in 12 at Hyderabad.
RCB might have prowess in batting unit but let’s not underestimate Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan, who has been batting beautifully. It’s time for Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal to bring their magic. If the top-order is gone cheaply, RCB might score an advantage over the opponent today.
RCB Probable XI
Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
SRH Probable XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha/Shreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma