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    IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Highlights: Virat Kohli's RCB Hold Nerve to Sink SRH & Stay in Alive

    Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 18, 2018, 10:17 AM IST

    Match 51, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 17 May, 2019

    Toss won by Sunrisers Hyderabad (decided to bowl)

    Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs

    Man of the Match: AB de Villiers



    Williamson's dismissal does it for Royal Challengers Bangalore as Manish Pandey missed one and got a leg-bye off a full toss as Sunrisers could manage just 6 runs off the last over and fell short by 14 runs as RCB stays alive in the tournament with 12 points from 13 games.


    WICKET!!!!! Williamson goes off the first ball in the last over as he looked to send that into the fine-leg stands. Goes for 81 off 42 as SRH now need 20 off 5 balls and this game looks like it is now in the bag for Kohli and boys and the skipper is pumped up at the boundary. The score reads 199/3


    15 runs from the 19th over and once again Manish Pandey plays out a dot ball. Could that one ball come back to haunt Sunrisers Hyderabad at Royal Challengers Bangalore's home ground? The score reads 199/2 as Williamson will take strike with SRH needing 20 off the last over.


    14 runs from the 18th over as Manish Pandey started with a six and a boundary, but could not continue the momentum and even missed one ball at this stage which is a cardinal sin and the score now reads 184/2 after 18 with SRH needing 35 off the last 12 balls here


    6 runs from the 17th over of the innings and Tim Southee shows why he is one of the best in the business and Kohli trusted him with the ball and the Kiwi has delivered as he bowled some really good yorkers and the score reads 170/2 with Sunrisers needing 49 off the last 3 overs


    12 runs from the Chahal over here as this is now looking like it could be a walk in the park for the Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen if Williamson stays there in the middle as they now need 55 from the last 4 overs with Manish Pandey giving the skipper company as the score reads 164/2


    Highest successful run chases in the IPL: -

    1. 217/7 (target: 215): RR v DC, 2008
    2. 214/3 (target: 209): DD v GL, 2017
    3. 211/4 (target: 206): KXIP v SRH, 2014
    4. 208/5 (target: 206): CSK v RCB, 2012
    5. 207/5 (target: 206): CSK v RCB, 2018

    22 runs from the Grandhomme over as Williamson finally finds support from Manish Pandey here as both the batsmen are looking to make this count and take it to the last few overs. Williamson has been exceptional as always and Pandey finally finding his mojo here as the score reads 152/2 after 15 overs


    13 runs from the Umesh over as Williamson looks like he is playing a lone battle here and he is doing a terrific job, but can Sunrisers do this here chasing a target as high as 219? Interesting last 6 overs on the cards here as the score reads 130/2 after 14 overs


    11th IPL fifty for Williamson and this season one has seen a new side to him where he has mixed caution with aggression beautifully and looked in complete control. He now needs support from Manish Pandey if he has to take Sunrisers Hyderabad home in this run-chase.


    11 runs from the Siraj over as Williamson gets a six and a boundary as he inches closer to another fifty. But he is not getting the help he needs from Manish Pandey in a big chase like this one, but Pandey is batting really slow here as he has 2 runs from 7 balls. The score reads 105/2


    3 runs from the Chahal over here and this will not work for Sunrisers Hyderabad and they need Manish Pandey to up the ante along with skipper Kane Williamson because they are chasing 219 here and it will only get more and more difficult with every passing over. The score reads 94/2


    17 runs from the Moeen Ali over as Williamson takes the attack to the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers as he realises that Manish Pandey will need time to settle down and the scoreboard doesn't allow that leeway to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The score reads 91/2 after 10 overs


    WICKET!!! ABD takes a blinder at the deep mid-wicket to dismiss Alex Hales. Moeen Ali flights that up and Hales goes on the leg side and AB de Villiers takes a blinder and Hales goes for 37 off 24 balls as the score reads 64/2 in 8 overs. Kohli is ecstatic as he runs towards ABD.


    4 runs from the Umesh over as the Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen have found the going tough. Alex Hales and Kane Williamson are currently looking to keep the scoreboard moving as the score reads 60/1 after 7 overs as the umpires call for a strategic break. Time for SRH to regroup and come out all guns blazing.


    WICKET!!!! Chahal is the one who strikes first here as an easy return catch is gulped by the leg-spinner. He would not drop that one as Dhawan goes for 18 and the score reads 47/1 in the 6th over. This is the opportunity for RCB to come back strongly in the game.


    15 runs from the Siraj over as Dhawan starts with a six and Hales finishes the over with a six after Kohli drops an easy catch at mid-on. That was an easy catch that Kohli made difficult and over jumped, only to drop it. The score reads 47/0 after 5 overs


    4 runs from the Chahal over here as the RCB players are still trying to understand what happened to that catch by Tim Southee. Alex Hales and Dhawan looking to pace the innings well. The score reads 32/0 after 4 overs as SRH chase 219 for a win and an opportunity to send RCB out of the tournament.


    11 runs from the Umesh over as the third umpire gives Alex Hales a life even though it looked like Tim Southee had picked a brilliant catch at the square leg boundary. The commentators are not too impressed with the decision as the score reads 28/0 after 3 overs.


    14 from the second over here as two sixes come off the Southee over. While Dhawan hits the first ball of the over into the long-on stands, Alex Hales hits one straight and into the sightscreen off the fifth ball of the over as the score reads 17/0 after 2 overs. This is a good start for SRH


    Just 3 runs from the first over from Umesh Yadav as he looks to be bowling with his tail up here after the batsmen did a great job to put runs on the board. SRH chasing 219 for a win here and RCB are fighting to stay alive in the tournament. Dhawan and Alex Hales at the crease.


    10 runs from the last over as Sarfaraz ends the innings with a boundary and that should be enough as Royal Challengers Bangalore finish on 218/6 after 20 overs and despite the wicket here helping the batsmen, this should be enough to keep RCB alive in the tournament. SRH need 219 to win this one.


    WICKET!!!! Grandhomme has to go as Rashid Khan picks up a blinder at the deep mid-wicket boundary. That was a blinder as Siddarth Kaul gets his man. Grandhomme goes for 40 and he has done his job here as the score reads 210/6 in the 19th over.


    19 runs from the Thampi over here as the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen got stuck into him right through the innings. This is the worst spell from a bowler, beating Ishant Sharma's figure of 66 runs against Chennai Super Kings in 2013. The score reads 208/5 in 19 overs


    13 runs from the Kaul over as Grandhomme is going big here and is looking to hit just the big ones here as Sarfaraz also joins the party with a boundary. This is quality batting from the home team as they look to win this one and stay alive in the tournament. The score reads 189/5 after 18 overs


    WICKET!!! Mandeep goes for 4 as Siddarth Kaul gets his man as Shikhar Dhawan takes a good catch here as the score reads 176/5 with Grandhomme is still there in the middle and that is a good sign for RCB as they need this one to stay there till the end and give RCB bowlers a good total.


    13 runs from the Shakib over here as Grandhomme has made his intention very clear. He wants to deal only in sixes as Royal Challengers Bangalore now have 3 more overs to make hay. 176/4 after the 17th over and time to start swining every ball from here on for the home side.


    14 runs from the Thampi over as Grandhomme seems to have taken it from where ABD and Moeen left as he hits a six and a four. This is brilliant batting here as they look to finish well in this must-win game as the score reads 163/4 after 16 overs


    DOUBLE STRIKE for Rashid Khan as he now gets the other big fish Moeen Ali. The batsman tried to go for the reverse sweep and that is off the back of the blade and great catch from Sreevats Goswami. Moeen goes for 65 off just 34 as the score reads 149/4 as the umpires call for the strategic break here.


    WICKET!!!! Rashid Khan gets his man as AB de Villiers goes for a sweep and the ball is caught by Shikhar Dhawan at the deep square-leg boundary. Big wicket for RCB as AB de Villiers goes for 69 off 39 balls. The score reads 145/3 after 14.2 overs. This is a big break for SRH.


    IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Highlights: Virat Kohli's RCB Hold Nerve to Sink SRH & Stay in Alive

    RCB captain Virat Kohli (Image: AP)

    Preview: After registering successive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab, the Virat Kohli-led RCB are a rejuvenated unit while SRH have been the team to beat this season, having won nine matches out of 12. RCB are still languishing at the second last position on the table, while SRH are on top of the table with 18 points. RCB lost seven of their 12 matches so far but the recent turnaround have rekindled hopes of a possible shot at the play-offs albeit some other results also going their way. Kohli and ace South African batsman AB De Villiers are RCB's key players as far as the batting in concerned. The pair have combined to pile up nearly half of RCB's total runs this season but the side needs bigger contributions from the likes of Moeen Ali and Corey Anderson. Kohli has led from the front with 514 runs in 12 games. De Villiers (358 runs) is next to him, although he has played two games less than the Indian captain.

    RCB's bowling is spearheaded by India pacer Umesh Yadav who has looked in inspired form this term. Umesh has delivered for the team, taking 17 wickets so far. Coming to the away side, SRH depend quite a lot on opener Shikhar Dhawan (369 runs) and skipper Kane Williamson (544 runs) for inspiration. Williamson has been a top leader since David Warner was ruled out of the IPL due to his role in the ball tampering incident. The New Zealand captain would look to consolidate the team's top spot and ensure a top-two finish at the end of the league stage. Apart from Dhawan and Williamson, Yusuf Pathan (186), Manish Pandey (189) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (166) have also chipped in at crunch situations for SRH. The former champions' bowling has been their strength with the likes of Siddharth Kaul (13 wickets), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8), Sandeep Sharma (8), leg-spinner Rashid Khan (13) and Shakib-Al-Hasan (12) adding a lot of variety to their arsenal.

    Teams: RCB: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel (WK), Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee. SRH: Kane Williamson (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan.

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