IPL 2021 : Sunrisers Hyderabad Versus Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Royal Challengers Bangalore won their second consecutive match IPL held at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Wednesday, 14th April 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore beat David Warner -led Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 runs. Earlier they registered the victory in their first match against Mumbai Indians Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and choose to field first.
Royal Challengers Bangalore registered a total of 149 for 8 in 20 overs. The Aussie smashed 59 runs off 41 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Jason Holder took 3 wickets for 30 runs in his four-over spell. Put into bat first, Glenn Maxwell hit a 41- ball 59 and awarded as man of the match. Spinner Rashid Khan picked up 2 wickets for 18 runs.
Chasing this total, captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner smashed 54 runs off 37 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six. Partnership of David Warner and Manish Pandey gave 83 runs but a collapse instigated by Shahbaz Ahmed meant Royal Challengers Bangalore sealed a thriller. Sunrisers Hyderabad could manage only 143 for 9 in 20 overs, thus lost the game.
Important stats and numbers related to sixth match of IPL are:
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the game for fifth time after four consecutive losses at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
David Warner smashed his 8th half-century against RCB in IPL. He surpassed Rohit Sharma who smashed 7 half-centuries against the RCB in IPL.
In the last 8 matches whenever Manish Pandey has registered over 30 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team lost the match 6 times. In this match he scored only 38 runs off 39 balls.
Shahbaz Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers in this match taking 3 wickets for 7 runs in 2 overs. He became the third bowler to pick a 3-fer for Royal Challengers Bangalore while bowling only 2 overs.
David Warner has registered the record for making maximum runs i.e 877 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, surpassing MS Dhoni who has scored 834 runs against RCB.
This was the fourth-lowest total scored by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL history.
Glenn Maxwell smashed his first IPL half-century since the IPL 2016.
David Warner has scored 5311 runs in IPL after this match surpassing Rohit Sharma with 5292 runs and Shikhar Dhawan with 5282.