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IPL 2019: Sunrisers Demolish Challengers

Sunrisers Hyderabad demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore in their backyard by 118 runs. After being put into bat, SRH openers Jonny Bairstow and David Warner smashed centuries to guide Sunrisers to a big total of 231/2 in their allotted 20 overs.

England’s Bairstow struck 114 from 56 balls, while Warner picked up 100 in 55 balls, and the duo set a record 185 run first wicket partnership to post a gigantic 231 total. Afghan bowler, Mohammed Nabi starred with the new ball for Sunrisers, 4/11, while Sandeep grabbed 3/19.

Bairstow punished RCB bowlers, he hit 12 fours and 7 sixes, while Warner hit 5 fours and plenty of sixes in his 55 ball knock.

With a humongous target to catch, RCB needed a kick start right from the beginning, but the visitors kept on losing wickets, and were bundled out for 113 in 19.5 overs. It was RCB’s hattrick loss in the tournament, while Sunrisers won their second out of three games this season.

Mohammad Nabi did the early damage first, he picked up three quick wickets, he got two batsmen in his second over brining RCB to 22/3 by end of fourth over. Sandeep Sharma then dismissed captain Virat Kohli in the first delivery of the seventh over, and Shivam Dube was run out in the very next ball bringing RCB down to 35/6.

From here, it was almost an impossible task for RCB to get back into the game and Colin de Grandhomme got 37 runs, while a 16 year old debutant Prayas Ray Barman mamanged 19 runs. He was the youngest player to make his IPL debut.

Kohli’s decision to put Sunrisers to bat first backfired as all his bowlers failed to clear Bairstow and Warner.

By the time Bairstow was taken in the 17th over off Yuzvendra Chahal, it was too late.