David Warner Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during match 6 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 14th April 2021.
David Warner Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during match 6 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 14th April 2021.
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150 I think is an average score on this wicket. There is no dew at the moment
Rashid Khan at mid-innings


Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore will have their task cut out as they take on a determined Surnrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday.

While RCB began their campaign with a morale-boosting win over five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians at the same venue, the David Warner-led SRH lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in their tournament opener.

In the event Padikkal is unable to return for Wednesday's game, RCB will stick to the opening pair of Kohli and Washington Sundar.

Barring the trio of Kohli, de Villiers and Maxwell, RCB look thin on batting and that's why Padikkal's presence at the top is important for them.

Meanwhile, Almost all of RCB's bowlers were economical against MI's formidable batting with medium pacer Harshal Patel returning excellent figures of 5/27. They will certainly look for an encore.

As far as SRH are concerned, both their openers Wriddhiman Saha and Warner failed to get going against KKR in the first game and will look to make up for that against RCB.

In opening, SRH have the option of reuniting Warner with Jonny Bairstow, who made a fifty while batting in the middle-order against KKR alongside Manish Pandey, who made a 44-ball 61.

Kane Williamson is unlikely to return on Wednesday as coach Trevor Bayliss had said the Kiwi would require some more time to regain full match fitness.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for runs against KKR but the experienced seamer is expected to get his rhythm back sooner than later.

The likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi can also ask probing questions with their crafty bowling.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.

Probable playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmad

Match details

Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and opt to bowl first

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Head To Head: SRH 10 - RCB 7. They met in the Eliminator last season

Pitch: Wicket is on the slower side. Cutters, change of pace remain key factors

Par score: 170

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Playing XI

RCB:Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

SRH: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem


Yuzvendra Chahal's 100th IPL match for RCB

Harshal Patel's 50th IPL match

Rashid Khan's supremacy

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan

No bowler has a better economy rate than Rashid Khan's 6.24 in the IPL history. The only one near the Afghan in terms of having an economy of less than seven with more than 50 wickets is Jasprit Bumrah, who has conceded runs at 6.90, and has taken 85 wickets to Rashid's 77.

Will Manish Pandey step up his strike rate?

SRH Team News: Jason Holder available for selection

Toss at 7 pm

Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and opt to bowl first

Captains Speak

Warner: Our fielding wasn't as good as we expected last game, there was a lack of energy. Nadeem comes in for Sandeep Sharma and Jason Holder for Mohammad Nabi.

Kohli: It does look a bit of damp and we would've gotten into the game with the ball. You need to pick up wickets in the middle overs in Chennai. We had a good game against Mumbai, but not the best game. We just operated 75%, myself should've batted longer...with the ball, we were brilliant. As a batting unit, we need to set sights on a decent total. When you aim for more, you can be two-three wickets down in quick time.

Changes in RCB line up

Devdutt Padikkal in for Rajat Patidar. Shahbaz Ahmed to bat at No. 3

Match Begins at 7.30 pm!

Kohli and Padikkal are at the crease. Kohli is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack

End of Over 1: RCB 6-0

Devdutt Padikkal 1 (3) | Virat Kohli 5 (3)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1-0-6-0

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

1.5 - FOUR! 

Padikkal lashes it over cover-point for a crisp boundary!

End of Over 2: RCB 16-0

Devdutt Padikkal 10(9) | Virat Kohli5(3)

Jason Holder 1-0-10-0

Bhuvneshwar to continue

2.5 - WICKET!

Padikkal was struggling for timing on this slow pitch. A good low catch by Nadeem to his left at mid-wicket.

Devdutt Padikkal c Nadeem b Kumar 11 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

End of Over 3: RCB 20-1

Jason Holder to continue

End of Over 4: RCB 26-1

Virat Kohli 8(7) Shahbaz Ahmed 5(4)

Jason Holder 2-0-16-0

Warner introduces Nadeem in powerplay. Time for Left-arm fingerspin

4.3 - SIX!

Nadeem drags it down the leg side and Ahmed sweeps it over short fine leg

End of Over 5: RCB 36-1

Shahbaz Ahmed 13 (7) | Virat Kohli 10 (10)

Shahbaz Nadeem 1-0-10-0 | Jason Holder 2-0-16-0

Natarajan to bowl final over of the powerplay for SRH

5.2 - FOUR!

Kohli smashes Natarajan on the right of deep square leg for four

5.5 -FOUR!

Kohli dispatches a full length delivery towards the midwicket boundary

End of Powerplay: RCB 47/1

11 runs from the over. CRR: 7.83

Virat Kohli 19 (14) | Shahbaz Ahmed 14 (9)

T Natarajan 1-0-10-0 | Shahbaz Nadeem 1-0-10-0

Nadeem to continue


He runs across to his right from deep square leg to make a difficult catch look easy

Shahbaz Ahmed c Rashid Khan b Nadeem 14 (10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140

Glenn Maxwell is the new man in

End of Over 7: RCB 48-2 

Rashid to bowl Over 8

7.2 - One-bounce FOUR!

Maxwell carves the legbreak over extra-cover for a one-bounce four

End of Over 8: RCB 55-2

Virat Kohli 21 (17) | Glenn Maxwell5 (8)

Rashid Khan 1-0-7-0 | Shahbaz Nadeem 2-0-11-1

Nadeem will bowl his third over

End of Over 9: RCB 58-2

3 runs from it. CRR: 6.44

Glenn Maxwell 7 (13) | Virat Kohli 22 (18)

Shahbaz Nadeem 3-0-14-1 | Rashid Khan 1-0-7-0

Rashid Khan to continue

Spinners are tightening the noose here. Maxwell is desperate to get going but has managed only 7 off 13

End of Over 10: RCB 62-2

5 runs from it CRR: 6.30

Glenn Maxwell 9 (16) | Virat Kohli 24 (21)

Shahbaz Nadeem 3-0-14-1 | Rashid Khan 2-0-12-0


MAXWELL takes the attack to Nadeem on first three balls of the over

10.5 - FOUR! Kohli's turn now!

Kohli pulls out a lofted straight drive over the bowler's head

End of Over 11: RCB 85-2

23 runs from it CRR: 7.72

Glenn Maxwell 26 (20) | Virat Kohli 29 (23)

Shahbaz Nadeem 4-0-36-1 | Rashid Khan 2-0-12-0

Natarajan takes over from Rashid

End of Over 12: RCB 91-2

23 runs from it CRR: 7.58

Glenn Maxwell 27 (21) | Virat Kohli 33 (28)

Shahbaz Nadeem 4-0-36-1 | Rashid Khan 2-0-12-0

Warner brings in another pacer. Jason Holder into the attack


What a catch by Vijay Shankar coming in from long leg

Virat Kohli c Shankar b Holder 33 (29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.79

End of Over 13: RCB (92-3)

Rashid is back into the attack for ABD!


Kohli and AB fall in successive overs. AB tries to cut Rashid only to give Warner an easy catch at extra-cover, who doesn’t miss many

AB de Villiers c Warner b Rashid Khan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20

End of Over 14: RCB 96-4

Bhuvneshwar is back to bowl 15

End of Over 15: RCB 103-4

Rashid Khan to bowl

15.5 - WICKET!

Pandey takes a diving catch running in from long-off. Sundar falls for the wrong one.

Washington Sundar c Pandey b Rashid Khan 8 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

End of Over 16: RCB 106-5

3 runs and 1 wicket CRR: 6.62

Glenn Maxwell 33 (28) | Dan Christian 0 (0)

Rashid Khan 4-0-18-2 | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-0-17-1

Natarajan to bowl 16

16.4 - WICKET!

Christian nicks a wide delivery to Saha, RCB losing the way here

Dan Christian c †Saha b Natarajan 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

End of Over 17: RCB 110-6

4 runs and 1 wicket CRR: 6.47

Glenn Maxwell 33 (28) | Dan Christian 0 (0)

Rashid Khan 4-0-18-2 | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-0-17-1

Bhuvneshwar to continue

Jamieson and Maxwell milk SRH spearhead for a 14-run over

End of Over 18: RCB 124-6

14 runs from it CRR: 6.88

Glenn Maxwell 40 (32) | Kyle Jamieson 9 (6)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-30-1 | T Natarajan 3-0-20-1

Natarajan to bowl penultimate over

End of Over 19: RCB 136/6

12 runs from the over CRR: 7.15

Glenn Maxwell 49 (36) | Kyle Jamieson 12 (8)

T Natarajan 4-0-32-1 | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-30-1

Jason Holder to finish off for SRH

19.1 - WICKET!

Jamieson caught at long-on

Kyle Jamieson c Pandey b Holder 12 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

19.3 - FIFTY!

Maxwell's first IPL fifty in five years

19.4 - SIX! 

A Huge one that too down the leg side

19.6 -WICKET off the last ball

Glenn Maxwell c †Saha b Holder 59 (41b 5x4 3x6) SR: 143.9

RCB finish on 149-8 in 20 overs

SRH begin their chase

W Saha and Warner are at the crease. Siraj will to start proceedings for RCB

End of a quiet over: SRH (4-0)

END OF OVER 2: SRH: 13/0

9 runs from it | CRR: 6.50 | RRR: 7.61

Need 137 runs from 108 balls

David Warner 7 (5) | Wriddhiman Saha 1 (7)

Kyle Jamieson 1-0-9-0 | Mohammed Siraj1-1-0-0

Impressive Siraj to Continue

2.2 - WICKET!

Played the shot straight to backward point and Maxwell doesn’t miss many

Wriddhiman Saha c Maxwell b Mohammed Siraj 1 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

END OF OVER 3: SRH: 15/1

2 runs and 1 wicket | CRR: 5.00 | RRR: 7.94

Need 135 runs from 102 balls

Manish Pandey 1 (4) | David Warner 7 (5)

Mohammed Siraj 2-1-2-1 | Kyle Jamieson 1-0-9-0

Jamieson will continue

End of a big over: SRH 32/1



CRR: 8.33 | RRR: 7.14 | Need 100 runs from 84 balls

David Warner 28 (13) | Manish Pandey 14 (14)

Mohammed Siraj 3-1-14-1 | Washington Sundar 1-0-6-0


CRR: 8.14 | RRR: 7.15 | Need 93 runs from 78 balls

David Warner 29 (16) | Manish Pandey19 (17)

Yuzvendra Chahal1-0-7-0 | Mohammed Siraj 3-1-14-1


CRR: 8.12 | RRR: 7.08 | Need 85 runs from 72 balls

Manish Pandey 26 (22) | David Warner30 (17)

Washington Sundar 2-0-14-0 | Yuzvendra Chahal1-0-7-0


End of over 10: SRH 77/1

End of Over 11: 87/1

End of Over 12: 89/1

12.1 - FIFTY for Warner

End of Over 13: SRH 96-1

RCB desperately need a wicket

Jamieson has been expensive today. He comes back to bowl 14th Over

13.2 - WICKET!

Warner loses his wicket at crucial juncture. Window for RCB

David Warner c Christian b Jamieson 54 (37b 7x4 1x6) SR: 145.94

Bairstow is the new man in

End of Over 14: SRH (102-2)

End of Over 15: SRH (108-2) 

Need 42 runs from 30 balls

Jonny Bairstow 6 (7) | Manish Pandey 37 (37)

Shahbaz Ahmed 1-0-6-0 | Kyle Jamieson 3-0-30-1

End of Over 16: SRH (115-2)

Shahbaz Ahmed into the attack


Bairstow, Pandey, and Samad. Three big fishes in 1 over

Jonny Bairstow c †de Villiers b Shahbaz Ahmed 12 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.3

Manish Pandey c Patel b Shahbaz Ahmed 38 (39b 2x4 2x6) SR: 97.43

Abdul Samad c & b Shahbaz Ahmed 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

End of Over 17: SRH (116-5)

Need 34 runs from 18 balls

Harshal Patel to bowl 18th Over

17.5 - WICKET!

Kohli runs in from deep midwicket. Vijay Shankar departs

Vijay Shankar c Kohli b Patel 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60

End of Over 18: SRH 123/6

Only 7 runs with 1 wicket. SRH need 27 runs from 12 balls

Jason Holder4 (4)Harshal Patel3-0-16-1Shahbaz Ahmed2-0-7-3

Will Sunrisers pull off a KKR-style defeat?

18.1 - SIX! The game is not over till Rashid is in

Rashid dispatches Siraj over point

18.3 - WICKET! Holder holds out

Christian at long-off takes a brilliant catch. Slower ball again!

Jason Holder c Christian b Mohammed Siraj 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80

20 off nine balls required

End of Over 19: SRH 134-7

11 runs and a wicket from the penultimate over

16 runs required from last over

Rashid Khan11 (5) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0 (0) Mohammed Siraj 4-1-25-2 Harshal Patel 3-0-16-1

19.1 - Fine yorker and just a single to short fine leg

19.2 - 2 runs off the middle-stump full toss

13 off 4 balls

19.3 – Four off a waist height no ball towards short fine leg

FREE HIT – No! a dot ball on free hit

19.4 H Patel to R Khan, WICKET!!! Rashid Khan is out run out

19.5 - H Patel to S Nadeem, WICKET!

19.6 H Patel to B Kumar, one run, 118.6 km/h short length outside off stump.

SRH pull off a KKR-style defeat. Horrible shot selections in last 5 overs. RCB are elated! SRH were 96 for 1 in the 14th over, chasing 150

That's it for today, folks!

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