Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had an excellent chance to begin its Dream11 IPL 2020 campaign with a victory. But they lost that chance after suffering a quick collapse of their batting order against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
They went from a comfortable position of 121-2 in 16 overs to 153 all-out while chasing a target of 164 set by RCB. Leggie Yuzvendra Chahal triggered the collapse when he bamboozled Johny Bairstow on 61 in the 15th over of the match. SRH captain David Warner was unlucky in his innings as he got out from a freak run-out.
Warner spoke about the match and said that there have been four things that happened in the game that he had never seen before. Speaking at the post-match presentation, he said, “I cannot remember the last time I got out like that. There are a few things that happened during this game that I have never seen before. First of all tons of courage for Mitchell (Marsh) to come out there and try despite getting a serious injury. It does not look great, he couldn’t put any weight on his leg. Hopefully, this is not regrettable.
It had been quite painful for him, so fingers crossed. On top of things, we had to make the run chase and we knew that we had to go after their bowlers in the end overs. Probably the last over of Yuzvendra Chahal was the turning point of the game. There are many talking points but the blokes know what they need to try to do.”
David Warner also spoke about the exciting group of talent India has. “Exciting times for Indian cricket and I can’t wait to see what the young players can produce”, the SRH captain said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore dismissed the last eight Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen for just 32 runs to wrap-up a sensational 10-run victory in their first match of the Dream11 IPL 2020. All-rounder Shivam Dube and right arm seamer Navdeep Saini took 2 wickets each, while SRH suffered an enormous blow with Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh out with ankle injury.