• BATSMEN
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    1.4 there's the first wicket of the season. It's all happening. A loose stroke by Warner. Full delivery outside off, there is some swing too. Warner lets his hands go through the line, an error because there is some movement. The ball skews off the outside half and carries to backward point, a reverse-cupped catch. Hard hands. 19/1
    10.3 Dhawan can't clear long-on! Dhawan uses his feet and looks to slug a length ball from outside off over the long-on boundary. He isn't really a big six-hitter down the ground. He can't get enough power and distance. Holes out to Baby 93/2
    15.2 taken at the boundary. Full delivery on off, Henriques runs down, but doesn't quite get to the pitch. He goes through with the stroke, and gets more elevation than distance. It goes straight up. Long-off takes a good catch at the boundary. A reverse-cupped catch. They're having a look at the no-ball, but he's fine. Just! 151/3
    62
    49
    27
    7
    3
    229.62
    18.4 bowled this time. And Mills is pumped. 143 kph. That is quite an ideal delivery. Good length on middle, not full, not short. That indecisive length. Yuvraj looks to hit that through midwicket but fails to connect. Beaten for pace too. Clips the top of the bail on leg and middle. A spectacular effort from Yuvraj. 190/4
    not out
    16
    29
    12
    0
    1
    133.33
    not out
    16
    6
    6
    0
    2
    266.66
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    207/4 (20 Overs, RR: 10.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (DA Warner, 1.4 ov), 2-93 (S Dhawan, 10.3 ov), 3-151 (MC Henriques, 15.2 ov), 4-190 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TS Mills403117.75113110
    A Choudhary4055113.7555331
    YS Chahal402215.5050000
    S Aravind3036012.0023200
    SR Watson3041013.6635200
    TM Head1011011.0000100
    STR Binny1010110.0011000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.3 six and out! The offspinner takes down Gayle. Length ball outside off, this does not turn much. Gayle steps out, aims for an encore. He miscues this. Warner runs to his right from long-off and pouches it well. He lets out a big roar 60/2
    5.4 Rashid strikes in his first over in the IPL. Googly? No, this is the quicker one, that skids off the deck. Mandeep plays back, is fooled by the trajectory, and drags an inside edge back onto the leg stump 52/1
    12.5 Rashid Khan comes back and strikes. This is the wrong'un outside off, Head hits against the turn and miscues this slog. The ball drops into the hands of long-on 126/4
    11.4 Ripping throw from Cutting. He effects a direct hit on the full, nailing the top of the stumps at the striker's end from long leg. Kedhar premeditated a lap sweep. He went low, took a length ball from outside off and lapped it away to long leg. Cutting swoops down on the ball and splatters the stumps. What a throw - full-toss hitting the stumps from the deep - to catch the batsman miles short on the second 116/3
    17.3 that's the game. A full toss on middle and off, the ball moves away in the air. Watson cannot time his heave. Gets a leading edge which hangs in the air for a bit before settling in midwicket's reverse-cupped hands. Simple. 156/7
    13.4 taken. Bipul gets one. Henriques takes the catch. RCB falling away rapidly. A flat, full delivery on the pads. Baby wanted to hit that over midwicket, but the ball slid on with the arm, resulting in a leading edge which hung in the air. Henriques back-tracks and takes a simple catch, made that look easy 128/5
    16.5 this is an easier opportunity and taken. This is lovely bowling. It's a length legcutter on off. The legcutter has some skid, some pace. Binny is hurried on his pull and just bunts a catch to Yuvraj at backward point. 154/6
    17.4 bowled. Clean through. Araving gives himself room, but Nehra is full and straight. Smashes into leg stump. Zing bails go everywhere. Nehra gets to 100 IPL wickets 156/8
    18.5 very very high in the air, and Warner takes it. A slower delivery on middle and leg, Tymal Mills gets underneath the mow. Soars high, Warner settles underneath and claims the catch. 164/9
    19.4 Chris Jordan makes his appearance in the IPL. A slower short delivery on middle, pulled on the bounce to Jordan at midwicket. He picks up cleanly, and throws the stumps down at the bowler's end as Choudhary sent Chahal back. It's RCB's worst loss - in terms of runs - since April 2013. Not the best way to start the season 172/10
    not out
    6
    4
    2
    0
    1
    300.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    172 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 8.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Mandeep Singh, 5.4 ov), 2-60 (CH Gayle, 6.3 ov), 3-116 (KM Jadhav, 11.4 ov), 4-126 (TM Head, 12.5 ov), 5-128 (Sachin Baby, 13.4 ov), 6-154 (STR Binny, 16.5 ov), 7-156 (SR Watson, 17.3 ov), 8-156 (S Aravind, 17.4 ov), 9-164 (TS Mills, 18.5 ov), 10-172 (YS Chahal, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    A Nehra4042210.5086110
    B Kumar402726.75121210
    BCJ Cutting3.403509.54102320
    Rashid Khan403629.0084100
    DJ Hooda10717.0040100
    MC Henriques2020010.0012001
    Bipul Sharma10414.0020000

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

05 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

Landmark yorker

100

With the wicket of S Aravind, Ashish Nehra became the first left-arm bowler to 100 IPL wickets

Halfway there

98/2

Royal Challengers' score at the 10-over mark. At the same stage, Sunrisers were 88 for 1

Bucket hands

100

David Warner brought up a century of T20 catches when he caught Chris Gayle at long-off off Deepak Hooda

A tall ask?

215

The highest successful T20 chase at this stadium, by Royals against Chargers in 2008. Teams have twice chased down 200-plus targets here in six previous attempts.

Vintage Yuvraj

23

Yuvraj Singh brought up his fastest IPL fifty today, off 23 balls. His previous fastest was 24 balls, twice, both times for RCB.

History? What history?

8.67

Yuvraj Singh's average in Hyderabad from his six previous IPL matches at the venue

A man in form

223

Shikhar Dhawan's aggregate from his last three innings before the IPL, in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy

Expensive Watson

41

The total cost of Shane Watson's last two overs in the IPL (final over of 2016 final + first over of this match), both against Sunrisers

Can they stop him?

7

David Warner has scored half-centuries in each of his seven matches for Sunrisers against Royal Challengers

Brisk, but not belligerent

6.96

The first-innings Powerplay run rate for IPL matches in Hyderabad - on average, teams batting first are 42 for 1 after 6 overs

Win toss, bowl first

12/15

Since 2014, teams batting first have only won three out of 15 IPL matches in Hyderabad

Too close to call?

5-4

Sunrisers edge Royal Challengers in their overall head-to-head, but only narrowly.