Bangalore and Hyderabad locked horns in the 36th game of the ongoing Indian T20 League 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first. Little did they knew that there bowlers will have dream day with the ball.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the proceedings with a five-run over. In the next over, Marco Jansen struck thrice to keep the Faf du Plessis-led side on the back foot. Jansen first clean bowled Du Plessis (5) with a straight delivery in the second ball of the over. In came, Virat Kohli (0), who caught at slips by Aiden Markram on the very next ball.
On the last ball of the over, Anuj Rawat (0) was also caught be Markram in the slips with the score reading 8/3. Glenn Maxwell (12), who came in after the fall of Kohli, was caught at mid-off by Williamson off T. Natarajan. Suyash Prabhudesai (15), who was playing steadily, was stumped by Nicholas Pooran off Jagadeesha Shuchith. In the same over, Shuchitha gave the biggest blow to the Men In Red and Black. The left-arm spinner took the wicket of Dinesh Karthik (0), who was caught by Pooran.
Karthik is one of the in-form batter for the team. Meanwhile, the team never recovered from these wickets. In the 10th over, Shahbaz Ahmed was caught by Pooran as the former gloved a short ball from Umran Malik. After struggling to put bat on ball, Harshal Patel (4) lost his off-stump to T. Natarajan. Wanindu Hasaranga (8) also struggled during his stay at the crease before he was clean bowled by Natarajan.
The innings ended after Mohammed Siraj (2) was caught by Williamson off Kumar with the score reading 68 all-out in 16.1 overs. In reply, the 2016 winners came out to improve their Net Run Rate (NRR) which was damaged in their first game against Rajasthan. Openers Abhishek Sharma (47) and Williamson stitched a quick partnership of 64 runs in 7.2 overs before the former was caught at long-on by Anuj Rawat off Harshal Patel.
The team chased down the target in just eight overs, with nine wickets in hand. Rahul Tripathi finished the game off with a six.
This is how Twitter reacted
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 23, 2022
They might not be performing today, but one must not forget how hard both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli practice and that is the reason they are still the best batsmen today. So letâ€™s support our champions when they need it the most. #TATAIPL #TATAIPL2022 pic.twitter.com/mXRHDau3Qv
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 23, 2022
Clinical Sunrisers Hyderabad thump RCB by 9 wickets with 12 overs to spare
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) April 23, 2022
RCB registers the 5th lowest total of IPL history – 68. It's their 2nd lowest ever total.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 23, 2022
Massive defeat for #RCb inevitable after such a disastrous batting performance. Still well placed in points table, but Net Run Rate takes a knocking. 5 straight wins makes SRH case for place in play-offs strong. Key to success Terrific pace attack handled superbly by Williamson
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 23, 2022
The #SRH bowling lineup came to the party tonight and #RCB batters had no answers! Top effort from @Natarajan_91, Jansen and @Suchithj27. But this RCB side sure has the team to bounce back from this loss, think they will just treat it as an off day.#SRHvsRCB #IPL2022
— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) April 23, 2022
Largest victories with balls remaining in the #IPL:
87 – By MI vs KKR in 2008
76 – BY KTK vs RR in 2011
73 – By PBKS vs DC in 2017
72 – By SRH vs RCB in 2022
71 – By RCB vs PBKS in 2018#RCBvSRH
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 23, 2022
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 23, 2022
An extremely hard day at the office.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 23, 2022
— Yash Sablok (@yashsablok97) April 23, 2022