Updated: Sep 22, 2020
RCB defeats SRH to start it's IPL 2020 campaign with a win.
SRH looked to be cruising towards victory when their score was 121 for 2 and out of the blue Y Chahal took two wickets in an over to bring the match in balance. V Kohli entrusted Dube to bowl during crucial moments and he bowled an excellent spell.
Earlier in the day, Padikkal and Ab de Villiers scored fluent half-centuries for RCB helping them set the target of 163 for SRH to chase.
SRH lost Warner early but Bairstow and Pandey must have instilled calmness in the hearts of their team by playing sensibly. Pandey got out when the team score was 89 although with Bairstow kept going and it seemed luck was on his side as he was dropped twice.
Top Performers of the Match
J Bairstow (SRH): 61(43)
D Palikkal (RCB): 56(42)
AB de Villiers (RCB): 51(30)
Y Chahal (RCB): 18/3
S Dube (RCB): 15/2
B Kumar (SRH):25/0
Player of the Match
Y Chahal was declared man of the match for his leg-spinning Wizardry.
RCB have started well in this edition of IPL and has a team that is capable of producing such results consistently. This match didn't have a nail-biting finish as the previous match although this match had its share of twists and turns.