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RCB Vs SRH, IPL 2024: Sunrisers Hyderabad Beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru By 25 Runs - As It Happened

A run-fest in Bengaluru and the home team went down despite giving their all in that run-chase. Dinesh Karthik displayed some dashing shots to keep the hopes of RCB fans alive but the target proved more than enough as RCB lost the match by 25 runs chasing a mammoth target of 288 runs. A total of 549 runs were scored in the match, and Travis Head was the only player from both teams to score a century. Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram and Abdul Samad's destructive knocks lit the fireworks first, then it was Faf du Plessis and Karthik for RCB. Catch the highlights of the RCB Vs SRH match of the IPL 2024, here

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Mayank Markande celebrates the wicket of Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Virat Kohli with teammates during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru. AP Photo/Kashif Masood

RCB Vs SRH, IPL 2024, Highlights

Here are the highlights of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru versus Sunrisers Hyderabad match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. An aggregate total of 549 runs, the highest in T20 cricket. First Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed their own record of the highest IPL total by putting 287 runs total on the board. RCB batters also make great use of the batting wicket and amassed 262 runs in 20 overs thanks to Dinesh Karthik's power-hitting in the end. Travis Head was chosen Player of the Match for his centurion knock (102 off 41 balls). Catch the highlights of the RCB Vs SRH match of the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

Pitch Report

There is a lot of green grass on the pitch but it's patchy. The spinners are expected to get some assistance from the pitch as the surface is dry and there are some minute cracks as well. The square boundaries are 57 metres and 64 metres respectively whereas the straight boundary is at 69 metres.

Toss Update

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Mahipal Lomror, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

Impact Substitutes:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Umran Malik, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tripathi

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma

SRH Start Batting

Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head opened the batting for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Will Jacks started with the first over. Just seven runs from the first over.

SRH - 7/0 (1)

18 Runs From Ferguson's 1st Over!

Lockie Ferguson was introduced into the attack in the fifth over and Travis Head welcomed him with a couple of sixes. He finished the over with another boundary to collect 18 runs from the over.

SRH - 56/0 (5)

Head Completes 50

Travis Head smashed two sixes and a four in the second over of Yash Dayal to collect 20 runs from the over. He also completed his half-century in 20 balls and SRH managed to make 76 runs in the powerplay without any loss of wicket.

SRH - 76/0 (6)

Sharma Falls

Reece Topley was brought back into the attack in the ninth over and he got rid of the set batter Abhishek Sharma on the first delivery. Sharma tried to flick the ball and holed out at deep backward square leg. Heinrich Klaasen is the new batter at the crease.

SRH - 119/1 (9)

Head Slams Ton!

Travis Head completed his century with a boundary on the fourth delivery of the 12th over. The 50-run stand between Head and Klaasen was also completed. 16 runs came from the 12th over.

SRH - 158/1 (12)

Klaasen Completes Fifty!

After Travis Head's dismissal, Heinrich Klaasen took charge and kept sending the ball out of the park. He completed his half-century in just 23 balls.

SRH - 217/2 (16)

SRH Post 287/3 

Heinrich Klaasen lost his wicket in the 17th over. Abdul Samad and Aiden Markram steered the wheel from there and smashed their own record of the highest total of 277 runs. They have put up 287 runs after 20 overs. Samad made 37 runs in just 10 balls. Now, RCB need 288 runs to win this match.

SRH - 287/3 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: SRH - 287/3 (20)

Travis Head - 102 (41), Heinrich Klaasen - 67 (31) | Lockie Ferguson: (4-0-52-2)

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RCB Start Chase!

The opening pair of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli came to open the innings of RCB and SRH's Abhishek Sharma started with the first over. With two boundaries, he conceded 10 runs.

RCB - 10/0 (1)

Kohli, Du Plessis Give Good Start!

Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli smashed from the word go. They hit every bowler for multiple boundaries in an over and managed 70 runs in just five overs. Such kind of hitting is required if they want to end up near the target.

RCB - 79/0 (6)

Patidar Falls!

After a successful first over, Mayank Markande was brought back into the attack and Rajat Patidar smashed a six before he got him out on the last delivery. Faf du Plessis is unbeaten after half-century.

RCB - 111/3 (9)

25 Runs From Markande's Over!

Mahipal Lomror smashed two sixes then took a single. Dinesh Karthik came on strike and hit another six. He smashed another boundary on the second last delivery then took a single to finish the over with 25 runs. They need more of such overs.

RCB - 181/5 (14)

DK Masterclass Ends!

Dinesh Karthik tried his best to take the game near but ended up losing his wicket in the 19th over. On the first delivery, he smashed a massive six over mid-wicket, then took a double then found a gap in the third-man region. He tried to go over covers but T Natarajan's slower delivery nicked his bat and went into the gloves of the keeper.

RCB - 244/7 (19)

SRH Win By 25 Runs!

Anuj Rawat smashed four boundaries in the last over but the target proved more than enough for RCB as they lost the match by 25 runs.

RCB - 262/7 (20)

Faf Du Plessis | RCB Captain

Much better (batting performance) from us, that was a proper t20 wicket. Just tried to get close in the end, but 280 was very far. It's tough. We tried a few things, we tried different things. There's no way to hide when your confidence is low. The fast bowlers found it quite difficult out there. Similar to the batting perspective, we need to work on few areas. Need to make sure the run rate doesn't go down after powerplay. The guys put up their hand and never gave up (in the run chase). It was good to see the fight, 30-40 runs from the bowling perspective was a bit too much. It's important to go away and freshen your mind, it's such a mental game. Sometimes you feel your mind is going to explode. When you get back to the contest you have to give full commitment.

Pat Cummins | SRH Captain

Wish I was a batter. A wonderful game of cricket. Amazing scenes. Good fun. You try your best. If you bowl an over of 7 or 8, you can have an impact on the game. I have given up trying to read the wicket. Chinnaswamy looked dry. Really happy. Four wins now. The batters have gone about it having a smile on their faces.

Travis Head | POTM (SRH)

Had some food, had a shower. Exciting game again after the Mumbai game. Played beautifully. We thought we had to adapt in the first six overs. But we had the batting order and they had the license to after the bowlers. We compliment each other well. He is a young guy. We fed off each other's confidence. Pleased with how I hit the ball today.

That's All From Our Side!

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have lost yet another match despite a solid fight back. M Chinnaswamy Stadium is known as a batter's paradise and bowlers usually don't enjoy bowling there. The same was the condition today. RCB's four bowlers leaked more than 50 runs in their four-over spell and they eventually ended up as the losing side. We will be taking your leave. That's all for now. Goodnight!

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