Indian Premier League, 2019 |Match 11 |3/31/2019 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
MAN OF THE MATCH - Jonny Bairstow is the Man of the Match for his magnificent century! So that is it from here then. Do not go away though, just switch tabs and follow the second match of Super Sunday! Chennai take on Rajasthan at their fortress in Chepauk! That one promises to be a good game with one team having won 2 games out of 2 and one having lost 2 out of 2!
Prayas Ray Barman, Colin de Grandhomme did stay out in the middle and Bangalore eventually ended up getting all out on the penultimate ball of the 20th over. Hyderabad won by a massive margin of 118 runs and inflict more pain on an already under-pressure Bangalore franchise. The visitors will do well to remove this out of their mind as soon as possible and turn up for the next game with a better frame of mind. Earlier on, Virat Kohli had won the toss and elected to bowl first but that turned out to be a nightmare decision as both openers of the hosts made centuries and ensured they posted a total which the away side would not even get near to.
The game was almost 90 percent done after Hyderabad had posted in the first innings but if there was one squad that had the capacity of chasing it, it was surely one which has Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in it. But nothing of that kind was even allowed as Nabi picked 4 wickets in an opening spell of 4 overs. 9 overs done and Bangalore were 40/6. There was no coming back from there and all Bangalore had left to try and do was to bat out the entirety of their overs.
This has been one steamroll of a game. After the tight ones in the past few days, this has come as an absolute shocker. Virat Kohli in the first game of the edition had said that it was good that the heavy loss they suffered then was a one-off and was glad that it was out of their way early in the tournament but tonight has been an equally, if not heavier defeat for them.
S Sharma to Y Chahal, OUT! That's the final wicket and Bangalore are bowled out for 113. Shorter delivery on middle, Chahal looks to pull but top edges it to mid-wicket. Deepak Hooda there takes an easy catch. HYDERABAD WIN BY 118 RUNS.
S Sharma to M Siraj, Dropped but an excellent effort from Nabi. Shorter delivery on middle, Siraj looks to pull but mistimes it. Nabi comes running and looks to take the catch on the dive. The ball pops out of his hand though. Single taken.
S Sharma to M Siraj, Good length delivery outside off, Siraj leaves it alone.
S Sharma to Y Chahal, Fuller delivery on middle and leg, Chahal strokes it to long on and rotates the strike.
S Sharma to M Siraj, Good length delivery on off, Siraj strokes it to covers for a single.
END OF OVER 19 | 6 Runs & 1 Wkt | RCB 110/9
Sandeep Sharma to bowl the final over of the game.
V Shankar to Y Chahal, Full ball on off, Chahal drives it straight back to the bowler.
V Shankar to M Siraj, Full toss outside off, Siraj drives it to covers for a single.
V Shankar to M Siraj, Full ball on off, Siraj fails to connect.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man in.
V Shankar to M Siraj, OUT! Run out! So much confusion here and in the end it is de Grandhomme who has to walk off. A length ball outside off, Siraj drives it towards covers and runs for the single. His partner is ball watching all along as the fielder at cover, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up the ball and throws it at the bowler's end. Shankar removes the bails at his end first and then scores a direct hit at the keeper's end. Sandeep Sharma runs from mid-wicket and tells the umpire that the batsman at the bowler's end, de Grandhomme was also out of the crease. Hence, the umpire who was not going upstairs initially takes the appeal to the third umpire. And guess what? The replays show that Colin did not ground his bat in time. Poor cricket from him and sums up the evening for Bangalore. The wheels have come off absolutely in spectacular fashion.
An appeal for run out has been taken upstairs. Colin de Grandhomme is the man in question here. Even if he is in. Mohammed Siraj has to walk back as there was run out at the other end as well and Siraj was way short there.
V Shankar to M Siraj, Wide! The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. The umpire has signalled a wide.
V Shankar to de Grandhomme, DROPPED! Bhuvneshwar at cover drops a sitter. Length ball outside off, de Grandhomme plays a drive on the up. The skipper at cover goes for the catch near his face and the ball bounces off his hands and goes behind him. The fielder in the deep comes in and keeps the batsman down to one.
V Shankar to de Grandhomme, Yorker outside off, CdG fails to dig it out.
V Shankar to de Grandhomme, Length ball on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it to long on and takes a couple.
END OF OVER 18 | 2 Runs & 1 Wkt | RCB 104/8
R Khan to M Siraj, Siraj shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
R Khan to M Siraj, Tossed up on middle, Siraj looks to play it across the line but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
R Khan to de Grandhomme, Flighted outside off, CDG strokes it to covers for a single.