Dubai: Youthful opener Devdutt Padikkal starred on debut before Yuvzvendra Chahal produced a crafty spell to set up a 10-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening IPL contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad right here on Monday.
Padikkal (56 off 42, 8 fours) shown his very rated talent with a 50 percent-century prior to AB de Villiers (51 of 30) presented the much desired last prosper to acquire RCB to 163 for 5 soon after they ended up sent in to bat.
Chasing 164 for a acquire, SRH had been all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.
The Sunrisers had been on course for a at ease chase with Jonny Bairstow (61 off 43) looking in ominous touch. Chahal (3/18) taken out the Englishman and Vijay Shankar in successive balls in the 16th above to tilt the video game decisively in his team’s favour.
Bairstow perished in his try to hoick Chahal out of the park even though Shankar had no clue about the beautifully positioned googly.
That double blow led to a batting collapse, exposing Sunrisers’ inexperienced middle-buy. Mitchell Marsh suffering an ankle injury while bowling meant he came at amount 10 and could only past a ball.
Pacer Navdeep Saini (2/25) and Shivam Dube (2/15) also returned tidy figures but Umesh Yadav was expensive for RCB yet again, leaking 48 runs in four overs.
Earlier, the class and calmness Padikkal confirmed in his first high-profile video game was extraordinary, so substantially so that Australian confined overs captain Aaron Finch (29 off 27) was pleased to participate in next fiddle at the other finish.
Sunrisers pulled matters again in the center overs following a 90-operate opening stand amongst Padikkal and Finch. De Villiers came up with critical boundary hits towards the close to choose the crew score past 160.
The 20-12 months-old Padikkal, possessing a in close proximity to best equilibrium in the crease, played all all around the ground, enjoying the pull and aerial protect travel with equivalent assurance.
Padikkal bought heading with 3 boundaries in an about off left-arm pacer T Natarajan. The left-handed opener brought up his fifty percent-century with a slog sweep about the fielder at deep sq. leg.
With the openers hunting fantastic, RCB cruised to 86 for no decline in 10 overs. Even so, the two Padikkal and Finch fell off successive balls and that set the brakes on the scoring price with RCB accumulating only 30 operates from the upcoming five overs.
Skipper Virat Kohli departed right after scoring 14 off 13, leaving de Villiers to present the final flourish. The South African star sent the moment all over again, smashing his 200th 6 for RCB in the approach.
There was also an damage scare for Australian all-rounder Marsh, who limped off the industry with an ankle harm after bowling 4 balls in his debut match for the Sunrisers. PTI BS PDS PDS
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