Sunrisers Hyderabad beats RCB by 35 runs in IPL 10 opener
Hyderabad: The defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad kick-started Indian Premiere League on a high note. Nothing changed much since the last clash of SRHvsRCB in the cash rich league as results were unchanged at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Wednesday.
SRH thumped Shane Watson led Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10. Royal Challengers Bangalore was bowled out at 172 with two balls remaining in its innings.
Chasing the mammoth total of 207 runs, Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh gave RCB a good start and shared 52-run stand before latter got dismissed at 24. Gayle, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav also left RCB to struggle by departing at scores of 32, 30 and 31 respectively.
Skipper Shane Watson was also a failure as went back to pavilion at 22.
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For SRH, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan bagged two wickets each.
Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) piled up a huge first inning total of 207/4 in against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
After a sizzling performance by Bollywood star Amy Jackson at the IPL opening ceremony, it was the turn of Yuvraj Singh to show his batting blitz, as he smashed a rapid fire half-century off 23-balls, before finally getting out at 62 runs off just 27 balls hitting 7 fours and 3 sixes.
Moises Henriques also scored a splendid half-century scoring 52 runs off 37 balls hitting 3 fours and 2 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan started off nicely but once again failed to capitalise and got out after scoring 40 runs off 31 balls, hitting 5 flourishing fours.
Captain David Warner gave his team a flying start as he scored 14 runs off just 8 balls with 2 fours and a six. Ben Cutting played an aggressive cameo of 16 runs off just 6 balls with 2 sixes during the slog overs, while Deepak Hooda also managed to score 16 runs off 12 balls with 1 six.
RCB frontline spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who bagged 21 wickets in the ninth season of IPL, bowled a superb spell of four overs giving away just 22 runs for one wicket. He, however, could have bagged more wickets but some crucial chances were dropped.
SRH: 207/4 (Yuvraj Singh 62, Moises Henriques 52; Stuart Binny 1/10)
RCB: 172/10 (Chris Gayle 32, Travis Head 30; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/27)
Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh