15.5 this time he's holed out to long-off, and Shamsi immediately runs around towards his captain to trigger the Bus Driver's celebration. Warner once again looked to clear the ropes, but didn't quite get the elevation as de Villiers, standing a good 10 yards in from the ropes, took a comfortable catch. A century was there for the taking. Maybe even more. 152/2
    3.4 as easy as they come. The lift off the deck has done the trick. Richardson bowled this at length on middle, Dhawan looked to work it across the line, but only managed to chip it back to the bowler who accepted it gleefully 28/1
    16.5 softest of dismissals. Short ball, and no third man, so Williamson's intention of going over the infield was right, but he only managed to get a faint nick through to KL Rahul. Watson was looking towards third man, but is lucky. 160/3
    not out
    17.2 miscued, and AB de Villiers takes a dolly at long-on. This was short of length on middle, Ojha was cramped for room as he looked to pull and only managed to skew it straight to the fielder. 161/4
    19.1 excellent yorker outside off, he carves over point, towards third man,where Richardson misfields, but recovers well to fire the flat throw. Rahul collects, but realises he has to who has to back flick the ball, which he does well despite missing the stumps the first time. And just as the LED light flashes to indicate the dislodging of the bail, Hooda's bat is in the air despite the full-length dive. If the face of his bat was down, he would have survived. Good work by Rahul to break the bails despite being off balance. Not sure why he'd look for the second when Henriques was belting the ball long and far. 190/5
    not out
    5 (lb 1, nb 1, w 3)
    194/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.7)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Shikhar Dhawan, 3.4 ov), 2-152 (David Warner, 15.5 ov), 3-160 (Kane Williamson, 16.5 ov), 4-161 (Naman Ojha, 17.2 ov), 5-190 (Deepak Hooda, 19.1 ov)
    KW Richardson4045211.25103400
    SR Watson403318.2554010
    Parvez Rasool403308.2563100
    VR Aaron302709.0064010
    HV Patel1016016.0042111
    T Shamsi403919.7563200
    5.2 strikes with his second delivery, and that is a big blow. Kohli steps out, gives himself room and slaps that on the up. Most things right till then, except he hit it straight to Ashish Reddy at backward point. It wasn't an easy catch by any means, but Reddy made it look easy. What's the fuss about when Fizz is around? Kohli is out for his lowest score this season 42/1
    9.6 big moment in the match. He was looking in sparkling touch, but has to go. Looks to run the ball down to third man, this was a lot slower from Henriques, and Rahul was cramped for room as he angled the bat. Naman Ojha accepts that one gleefully. Important partnership broken. 83/2
    14.4 two reprieves, but not the third time. Hits the deck hard on middle, de Villiers swings, but doesn't generate enough power in the swing as he is cramped for room, Williamson at long-on is off the blocks quickly as he runs in and then dives forward to complete good, low catch. Anticipation of the highest order. He's gone for runs alright, but he's also got the big fish. Is that the game? 129/4
    11.2 Sran magic! Watson tucks it towards deep square and sets off for a second run, Sran swooped in and picked it cleanly before firing a rocket throw on the bounce at the striker's end. Towards the end of the run, Watson was cruising before he realised he had to stretch forward. Have to tell you one centimeter has cost Watson dear here. 90/3
    17.1 strikes with his first delivery. It was a waist-high full toss again, right into Baby's swinging arc, he swung, but got the ball towards the maker's name, which meant Dhawan had considerable distance to run in from long-on. He did well to take a comfortable catch. 152/5
    not out
    19.6 slower and fuller outside off, he fetches the slog across the line and skews it up towards Henriques who takes that skier at deep square leg with the ropes inches behind him. Fourth loss in six games for RCB 179/6
    3 (b 1, w 2)
    179/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Virat Kohli, 5.2 ov), 2-83 (KL Rahul, 9.6 ov), 3-90 (Shane Watson, 11.2 ov), 4-129 (AB de Villiers, 14.4 ov), 5-152 (Sachin Baby, 17.1 ov), 6-179 (Parvez Rasool, 19.6 ov)
    A Nehra403218.0052100
    B Kumar403619.0065010
    Mustafizur Rahman403418.5081200
    BB Sran403619.0073110
    MC Henriques4040110.0053200

Match Details


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


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

30 April 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

A rare bat-first day


Matches won by teams batting first, out of the first 27 games this IPL season, including both games today

Rahul strikes form


Rahul's score in each of his last two IPL innings. His best in 20 previous innings in the IPL was 46

Watson's magic


Runs conceded in the 20th over by Watson; only two overs went for fewer runs - the 5th and the 11th (5 runs each)

Big scores, quick scores


Number of innings, out of his 30 fifty-plus scores in the IPL, in which Warner has scored at a 150+ strike rate

Warner's century stands


Century partnerships that Warner has been involved in, in the IPL; four of those with Dhawan, and one each with seven other batsmen

Consistent Warner


Fifty-plus scores as opener for Warner in the IPL, next only to Gambhir's 27. Today's innings took him past Gayle's mark of 23 such scores

Bat-first disadvantage


Sunrisers' record in Hyderabad when batting first. When chasing, their record improves to 7-1