result
3rd Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Sep 21 2020, Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 164)153
RCB won by 10 runs
player of the match
Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore

10:24pm And that is the end to yet another chaotic, intense night at the IPL. This tournament is slowly picking pace. Tomorrow it is Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Supers Kings. We'll see you there - good night!

Y Chahal: When I bowled my first over, there was a little grip. I decided to bowl a stump to stump line and my captain told me to go for attacking deliveries. One point of time they were batting well, so I can't bowl every ball fast. So I bowled wider and turning, which is difficult to hit. For Bairstow I went straighter and a little leg side because it's difficult to hit from there. For Shankar, Kohli came up to me and we decided to go for the googly first up.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the Man of the Match.

Virat Kohli: It's amazing to be honest. Last night we were only the other side of the result, 6-nil. Nice to be 1-nil. We kept our composure and Yuzi comes in and completely changes the game for us. Not many spinners got much out of the pitch, but tonight he showed that you can turn it if you have it in your wrists. He turned the game. To be honest, we started really well. Devdutt was really good on debut, Finchy as well. But whenyou lose two in two, you have to consolidate. If not for two in two, you were looking at maybe 10-20 runs more. In the past if we had 43 off 5, you'd see the shoulders dropping but the guys kept believing, kept attacking. Someone like Washy not bowling enough and a part-timer doing it are good signs.



AB de Villiers: Big surprise for me! [His innings]. It's a nice change to get on the right side of a close game early on in the season. We worked very hard for the win. It's a great start for us and hopefully a good sign of things to come. I surprised myself to be honest. We had a competitive game in South africa, which was great, gave me a little bit of confidence. As a 36-year-old to come here, having not played a lot of cricket, in the middle of some talented youngsters - was a pleasing start. Very happy with the basics, seems to be in place. [Padikkal] It's a tough thing to arrive at the IPL, they don't come more tough than that. The talent is just incredible. Every year there are 19 and 20 year olds coming through looking like they've played international cricket for a long time.

David Warner: Yeah look, can't remember I was out like that. It was a bizarre game for us. Obviously RCB played well here to get across the line. A lot of courage for Mitch to walk out. Doesn't look great, he can't put any weight on his leg. We always knew that they had to get some bowlers out at the end. Probably that last over of Chahal was the turning point there. We've obviously go back to the drawing board. We can't fix what happened tonight. Everyone knows that [to play Chahal out at that point], it is a talking point, but the guys don't need reminding.


Gaurav: "RCB needs to have a look at bowlers who are going to bowl death overs for them. Come Russells n Pollards n it's gonna be an entirely different ball game. Dale Steyn hardly looks a safe bet."

Srinath: "Apart from Warner, Bairstow and Pandey can any of the other players bat or can be relied upon to guide the team home? Doesnt look too good for SRH going forward...."

Nctbadri: "Happy for RCB, given they can easily strengthen team from here ..umesh has to be out and sundar can't play if he is going to bowl 1 over ! That's 2 slots plus if finch replaced by Kohli at top, they can add 1 more in the middle ..."

Abhishek: "Don't count out contribution of Navdeep Saini. Broke the middle order into two parts in just one over."

Gaurav: "Not coming hard on Vjay Shankar. But he needs to take a good hars look at his career so far. I can only remember his failures. The one against Bangladesh in Nidhas Cup. Replacing Rayudu in WC19 n coming dud. Sparking a collapse tonight. Just an honest observation."

abhishek singh: "ahh nothing special, its 2020.... RCB winning while defending......"

9:59pm A quite extraordinary collapse. Sunrisers were 121 for 2 with five balls of Yuzvendra Chahal to play out. Bairstow looked to slog one, Shankar was completely bamboozled and within a couple of minutes, their most experienced remaining batsmen were gone. The collapse eventually read 8 for 32 in 26 balls. Quite something. RCB left it quite thin with their bowling, Chahal pretty much being their big throw of the dice, but it worked out, and from there they completely grabbed the opportunity after being knocked around easily for the most part. Shivam Dube in particular would have excited his skipper at the end, with Saini doing what was expected off him. A good start to them with their recalibrated team. Despite the hiccups, they've managed to pull one off early in the season.

19.4
W
Steyn to Sandeep, OUT

taken at long-on! That's the win for RCB. Sandeep with a sweet connection, but Kohli tracks backwards and leaps to grab on to that. Short ball, good pull, but Sunrisers will lose by 10 runs

Sandeep Sharma c Kohli b Steyn 9 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150

Abhishek: "MoM for me is Chahal. Turned the tide with those two wickets. Not to take anything away from AB or Saini."

19.3
4
Steyn to Sandeep, FOUR runs

good length and just outside off, backs away and has a slog. Gets a thick outside edge to third man's left

19.2
2
Steyn to Sandeep, 2 runs

low full toss at middle stump, laboured thwack to long-on's right

19.1
1
Steyn to Natarajan, 1 run

short of a length outside off, opens the face and jabs it to point off the under-edge

Mahesh Shewale: "The wicket of Bairstow today and Mayank Agrawal yesterday highlight the importance of set batsman playing with responsibility till end on these wickets. " --- Dale Steyn to defend 18 against T Natarajan.

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 146/9CRR: 7.68 RRR: 18.00
T Natarajan2 (3)
Sandeep Sharma3 (3)
Shivam Dube 3-0-15-2
Navdeep Saini 4-0-25-2

Mohantys: "And assuming to upset from here, my MoM has to be Saini with due respect to ABD's breathtaking innings. The guy has been sensational and got quality batters hopping around with sheer pace!"
Sundar S: "Why would Marsh even bother coming out? It's not exactly end of the world at stake here. The max he can achieve is aggravating his injury."

18.6
1
Dube to Natarajan, 1 run

slower ball at a length on middle stump, lofts it on the up to long-on's right

18.5
1
Dube to Sandeep, 1 run

slower ball at a good length on middle, slugged off the toe-end to long-on's left

18.4
1
Dube to Natarajan, 1 run

low full toss on off stump, leans in and pats it to extra cover. Direct hit and he would've been out at the non-striker's

18.3
Dube to Natarajan, no run

full and across off stump, feebly poke at it and is beaten

18.2
W
Dube to Marsh, OUT

holes out to long-on. Smart bowling from Dube. Making him fetch that from outside off, because foot movement is out of the question. Slower ball, looping outside off. Comes off the toe-end and that's that for Marsh. Can barely stay on his feet and off he goes with the physio for support

Mitchell Marsh c Kohli b Dube 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Range hitting duties only for Marsh tonight. Brave of him to be out there.

18.1
1
Dube to Sandeep, 1 run

short of a length at off stump, mistimed pull out to long-on. Marsh hobbles through to the other end. There's a misfield at long-on, but he can barely jog at the moment

Marsh hobbles out to the middle.