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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

250th match… RCB made it memorable… ‘flying’ Sunrisers were thrown to the ground


Virat Kohli scored his fourth half-century in IPL 2024 Rajat Patidar scored half century in 19 balls RCB registered its second win after a month

New Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore made their 250th IPL match memorable. RCB registered its second win in IPL 2024 by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 35 runs. After half-centuries by Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar, RCB defeated Hyderabad in their own home due to the sharp bowling of the bowlers. This is RCB’s second win in 9 matches while this is Hyderabad’s third defeat in 8 matches. With the defeat, Hyderabad’s victory chariot coming from 4 consecutive matches also came to a halt. RCB also leveled the accounts of the previous defeat. Both the teams met in Bengaluru this season where Hyderabad defeated RCB by 25 runs in a high-scoring match. RCB got its second win after a month. He got his first win this season on March 25.

Chasing the target of 207 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad could score only 171 runs for 8 wickets. His start was very bad. Will Jacques gave a big blow to Hyderabad by getting explosive opener Travis Head caught by Karn Sharma. Head could score one run on 3 balls. Abhishek Sharma played an inning of 31 runs in 13 balls. Yash Dayal got him caught behind the wicket by Dinesh Karthik. Aiden Markram could not do anything special and returned to the pavilion after scoring 7 runs on 8 balls. Heinrich Klaasen was also caught by Swapnil Singh at the hands of Green for 7 runs. Captain Pat Cummins made a mistake on the short ball and returned to the pavilion after scoring 31 runs on 15 balls. He was caught by Cameron Green at the hands of Siraj. Bhuvneshwar was out after scoring 13 runs.

4 consecutive sixes in four balls… Fifty in 19 balls… Rajat Patidar targeted the spinner, left De Villiers behind

10 seasons… 400 plus runs… Kohli created history, became the first batsman to achieve this feat in IPL

Patidar and Kohli scored half centuries
Earlier, due to Rajat Patidar’s explosive innings and Virat Kohli’s restrained half-century, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 206 runs for 7 wickets. Patidar (50 runs on 20 balls) scored the most runs in a partnership of 65 runs with Kohli (51 runs on 43 balls). Kohli’s focus was on giving strike to his teammate. Cameron Green (37 not out off 20 balls) and Swapnil Singh (12 runs off 6 balls) scored quick runs in the last overs to take RCB past 200 runs.

Kohli and Duplessis added runs quickly
Kohli and Faf Du Plessis (25 runs from 12 balls) batted aggressively against the bowlers of Hyderabad team and added runs quickly. Due to this, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Pat Cummins gave away 19 runs in his very first over. RCB had scored 43 runs without any loss in the first 18 balls but could still score only 61 runs after losing one wicket in the powerplay. Du Plessis was deceived by T Natarajan’s slow short ball and reached the pavilion by being caught by Aiden Markram at mid-off.

RCB scored 65 runs for 2 wickets in 7 overs.
Will Jacques (nine runs in six balls) was out while trying to slog sweep the ball of leg spinner Mayank Markandey. In this way RCB’s score became 65 runs for two wickets in seven overs. Then Kohli and Patidar together took the inning forward. After the powerplay, the spinners succeeded in putting pressure on the batsmen. In this difficult situation for RCB, as soon as Kohli came to rotate the strike, Patidar reduced the pressure by hitting four consecutive sixes off Markandey in the 11th over. Patidar hit the first two sixes at long on and long off. After this, Markandey’s googly was sent over mid-wicket. He hit the fourth six over extra cover.

Rajat Patidar hit fifty in 19 balls
Rajat Patidar took only 19 balls to reach his half-century, whereas Kohli, who is on top among the players scoring the most runs in IPL, faced 37 balls to score 50 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad has scored more than 250 runs thrice this season.

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