Young opener Devdutt Padikkal starred on debut earlier than Yuvzvendra Chahal produced a artful spell to arrange a 10-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening IPL contest in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad right here on Monday.
Padikkal (56 off 42, eight fours) displayed his extremely rated expertise with a half-century earlier than AB de Villiers (51 of 30) supplied the a lot wanted last flourish to take RCB to 163 for 5 after they have been despatched in to bat.
Chasing 164 for a win, SRH have been all out for 153 in 19.Four overs.
The Sunrisers have been on track for a snug chase with Jonny Bairstow (61 off 43) wanting in ominous contact. Chahal (3/18) eliminated the Englishman and Vijay Shankar in successive balls in the 16th over to tilt the sport decisively in his workforce’s favour.
Bairstow perished in his try to hoick Chahal out of the park whereas Shankar had no clue in regards to the completely positioned googly.
That double blow led to a batting collapse, exposing Sunrisers’ inexperienced middle-order. Mitchell Marsh struggling an ankle harm whereas bowling meant he got here at quantity 10 and will solely final a ball.
Pacer Navdeep Saini (2/25) and Shivam Dube (2/15) additionally returned tidy figures however Umesh Yadav was costly for RCB but once more, leaking 48 runs in 4 overs.
Earlier, the category and quietness Padikkal confirmed in his first high-profile recreation was outstanding, a lot in order that Australian restricted overs captain Aaron Finch (29 off 27) was completely satisfied to play second fiddle on the different finish.
Sunrisers pulled issues again in the center overs following a 90-run opening stand between Padikkal and Finch. De Villiers got here up with essential boundary hits in direction of the tip to take the workforce rating previous 160.
The 20-year-old Padikkal, possessing a close to good stability in the crease, performed throughout the bottom, taking part in the pull and aerial cowl drive with equal confidence.
Padikkal obtained going with three boundaries in an over off left-arm pacer T Natarajan. The left-handed opener introduced up his half-century with a slog sweep over the fielder at deep sq. leg.
With the openers wanting good, RCB cruised to 86 for no loss in 10 overs. However, each Padikkal and Finch fell off successive balls and that put the brakes on the scoring fee with RCB gathering solely 30 runs from the subsequent 5 overs.
Skipper Virat Kohli departed after scoring 14 off 13, leaving de Villiers to present the ultimate flourish. The South African star delivered as soon as once more, smashing his 200th six for RCB in the method.
There was additionally an harm scare for Australian all-rounder Marsh, who limped off the sphere with an ankle harm after bowling 4 balls in his debut recreation for the Sunrisers.
Royal Challengers Banaglore: 163 for five in 20 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 56, AB de Villiers 51; T Natarajan 1/34).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 153 all out in 19.Four overs (Jonny Bairstow 61; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/18, Navdeep Saini 2/25, Shivam Dube 2/15).
Scoreboard of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad right here on Monday.
Devdutt Padikkal b Shankar 56
Aaron Finch lbw b Abhishek 29
Virat Kohli c Rashid b Natarajan 14
AB de Villiers run out 51
Shivam Dube run out 7
JR Philippe not out 1
Extras: (LB-1 NB-2 W-2) 5
Total: (For 5 wickets in 20 overs) 163
Fall of wickets: 1/90 2/90 3/123 4/162 5/163
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-0-25-0, Sandeep Sharma 4-0-36-0, T Natarajan 4-0-34-1, Mitchell Marsh 0.4-0-6-0, Vijay Shankar 1.2-0-14-1, Rashid Khan 4-0-31-0, Abhishek Sharma 2-0-16-1.