**A high scoring match & a good powered batting performance wins the match for RCB**

__Match Details RCB vs SRH__

**Toss:**Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss, Chose to bowl**Venue:**M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru**Umpires:**S Ravi, Anil Dandekar, Chettithody Shamsuddin**Referee:**Prakash Bhatt

Royal Challengers Bangalore still keeping their slight chance of making the play-offs on. As the group stage comes to its end, the play-off seats are getting booked. Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their previous match and Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand won comprehensively. Previous encounter between these two teams saw Sunrisers Hyderabad winning the encounter.

__Teams | RCB vs SRH__

** Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):** Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

** Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): **Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi

__1st innings: RCB Vs. SRH__

Powerplay (1-6 overs) – RCB – 44/2

Over 1 – Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel comes out to bat as Sandeep Sharma opens the bowling for Sunrisers. Parthiv Patel (1) departs in the very first over. RCB – 6/1

Over 2 – Shakib Al-Hasan’s over gives away 11 runs from it. RCB – 17/1

Over 3 – AB de Villiers smacks a couple of boundaries in Sandeep Sharma’s over. RCB – 26/1

Over 4 – 8 runs from this Al Hasan over. RCB – 34/1

Over 5 – Rashid Khan comes into the attack and gets the prize wicket of Virat Kohli (12). 5 runs and a wicket from this over. RCB – 39/2

Over 6 – A good tight over from Siddarth Kaul as he concedes only 5 runs. RCB – 44/2

**Overs 7th-10th – RCB – 84/2**

Over 7 – A tidy over by Rashid Khan. 7 runs from it. RCB – 51/2

Over 8 – B Thampi comes into the foray and is dispatched for some huge sixes by Moeen Ali. 19 runs from it. RCB – 70/2

Over 9 – Al Hasan bowls a restrained over giving 3 runs only. RCB – 73/2

Over 10 – Moeen Ali hits a clean six as 11 runs come from the over. RCB – 84/2

**Overs 11th- 15th – RCB – 149/4**

Over 11 – Moeen Ali dispatches Rashid Khan for a massive six in the over. Fifty run partnership between Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers. RCB – 94/2

Over 12 – Siddharth Kaul comes into the attack and gets a beat-down, as he concedes 18 runs from it. AB de Villiers completes his half century. RCB – 112/2

Over 13 – Moeen Ali also completes his half century with a cool boundary. B Thampi also goes for 18 runs. RCB – 130/2

Over 14 – 14 runs from Sandeep Sharma over. RCB – 144/2

Over 15 – Rashid Khan comes back for his spell and gets the two most important wickets of the session, AB de Villiers (69) and Moeen Ali (65). RCB – 149/4

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**Overs 16th – 20th | RCB vs SRH**

Over 16 – De Grandhomme dispatches boundaries in B Thampi’s over. 14 runs from the over. RCB – 163/4

Over 17 – A good over by Al Hasan ruined by a last ball six by De Grandhomme. RCB – 176/4

Over 18 – Siddharth Kaul dismisses Mandeep Singh (4) but faces the wrath of De Grandhomme. 13 runs and a wicket from the over. RCB – 189/5

Over 19 – Young man Sarfaraz Khan also smashes some boundaries as 19 runs taken from B Thampi’s over. RCB – 208/5

Over 20 – Siddharth Kaul gets the wicket of De Grandhomme (40) and a fair over as 10 runs and a wicket came from the over. __Royal Challengers Bangalore Final Score – 218/6__

A power batting show in the 2^{nd} half of the innings by Royal Challengers sees them posting a mammoth total for Sunrisers batsmen.

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__2nd Innings: RCB Vs. SRH__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs): SRH – 56/1**

Over 1 – A good first over by Umesh Yadav as 3 runs conceded from it only. SRH – 3/0

Over 2 – Openers Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan goes after Tim Southee as 14 runs comes from it. SRH – 17/0

Over 3 – 11 runs from Umesh Yadav’s next over. SRH – 28/0

Over 4 – Y Chahal comes into the attack and bowls a confident first over. SRH – 32/0

Over 5 – 2 sixes in this M Siraj’s over as 15 runs come from the over. SRH – 47/0

Over 6 – Y Chahal gets the breakthrough of Shikhar Dhawan (18). 9 runs and a wicket from the over. SRH – 56/1

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**Overs 7th – 10th – SRH – 91/2**

Over 7 – Umesh Yadav bowls another good over as SRH batsmen only gets 4 runs from the over. SRH – 60/1

Over 8 – Moeen Ali brought into the attack and bowls a super-steady over and also getting the wicket of Alex Hales (37). SRH – 64/2

Over 9 – Kane Williamson smashes consecutive boundaries in this Tim Southee over. SRH – 74/2

Over 10 – Moeen Ali goes for a beating as Kane Williamson gets 17 runs from the over. SRH – 91/2

**Overs 11th – 15th – SRH – 152/2**

Over 11 – Y Chahal comes back into the attack and bowls a good over as 3 runs come from it only. SRH – 94/2

Over 12 – M Siraj goes for boundaries as 11 runs taken from the over. SRH – 105/2

Over 13 – Kane Williamson completes his half century as 12 runs come from the over. SRH – 117/2

Over 14 – Kane Williamson is on a rampage as he dispatches Umesh Yadav for boundaries in the over. SRH – 130/2

Over 15 – Manish Pandey also join the party and gets some valuable boundaries in the over. De Grandhomme concedes 22 runs. SRH – 152/2

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**Over 16th – 20th | RCB vs SRH**

Over 16 – Y Chahal bowls a lengthy over as it goes for 12 runs. Century stand partnership between Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey. SRH – 164/2

Over 17 – Tim Southee brought back into the attack and gives a good tight over, giving 6 runs only. SRH – 170/2

Over 18 – Manish Pandey hits consecutive boundaries of M Siraj. SRH – 184/2

Over 19 – Manish Pandey completes his half century as he dispatches Tim Southee for good boundaries. 15 runs from the over. SRH – 199/2

Over 20 – Last over and 20 runs needed from it with two settled batsmen at the crease. M Siraj gets the prized wicket of Kane Williamson (81) in the very first ball. Sunrisers flounder as they only get 4 runs from the over. Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 14 runs. __Sunrisers Hyderabad Final Score – 204/3__

__PLAYER OF THE MATCH: AB de Villiers (69)__