Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 15 runs in the 27th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 tournament. Sunrisers set a daunting target of 195 against Bangalore, with their captain David Warner hitting a belligerent 92 off 50 balls. In their reply, RCB kept fighting till the end but lost the game eventually by 15 runs. This was the fourth defeat for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in six matches, and the going gets tough for Virat Kohli’s men going further into IPL 2016. Let us take a look at the highlights of the SRH versus RCB IPL 9 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.
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The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)captain was on a rampage, as he struck 92 off mere 50 balls with 9 boundaries and 2 sixes. Warner was at his brutal best, striking boundaries and sixes at will. The highlight of Warner’s innings was simply the ease with which he was finding the gaps, even with RCB having their best fielders in Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers placed at long on and long off respectively. It was unfortunate for Warner to miss out on a deserving century, but he provided his team a dream start to the contest. In tandem with Kane Williamson and a later onslaught of Moises Henriques pushed SRH to a very competitive score.
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On the other end of spectrum, RCB had a shocker when in form Virat Kohli had a brief stay at the crease against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), striking only 1 boundary in his innings of 14 off 17 balls. While Kohli had a rare failure with the bat in this tournament, he still managed to create yet another batting record. Kohli, during his innings of 14, completed 1,000 runs in T20 cricket in the year 2016. He has made runs in Asia Cup 2016, in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 as well as in the IPL. Heading into this game, Kohli was the Orange Cap holder, which was snatched away from him by Warner with his magnificent knock. AB Devilliers played an innings that threatened to take the game away but he eventually fell for 47 and that was that for RCB.