IPL 2020, Match 3: Padikkal-De Villiers fifties, Chahal's exploits help RCB conquer SRH

A brilliant 42-ball 56 from debutant Devdutt Padikkal and a three-wicket burst from Yujvendra Chahal that caused a spectacular batting collapse helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in their opening game

IANS [ Published on: September 22, 2020 8:56 IST ]
  • Yuzvendra Chahal was the Man of the Match with his three-wicket burst in the middle overs that helped RCB bounce back to defeat SRH by 10 runs in their opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Dubai. 
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    Yuzvendra Chahal was the Man of the Match with his three-wicket burst in the middle overs that helped RCB bounce back to defeat SRH by 10 runs in their opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Dubai. 

  • Devdutt Padikkal scored a fifty in his maiden RCB and IPL appearance. Together with Aaron Finch, the opening pair stitched a 90-run stand. 
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    Devdutt Padikkal scored a fifty in his maiden RCB and IPL appearance. Together with Aaron Finch, the opening pair stitched a 90-run stand. 

  • It was Vijay Shankar who finally came up with a breakthrough for the SRH, breaking the 90-run partnership in the 11th over. While trying to switch gears, an inside edge off a Shankar delivery was enough to dislodge Padikkal's stumps. 
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    It was Vijay Shankar who finally came up with a breakthrough for the SRH, breaking the 90-run partnership in the 11th over. While trying to switch gears, an inside edge off a Shankar delivery was enough to dislodge Padikkal's stumps. 

  • RCB skipper Virat Kohli's stay in the middle didn't last long as he managed 14 off 13 balls before T Natarajan sent him back to the dugout.
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    RCB skipper Virat Kohli's stay in the middle didn't last long as he managed 14 off 13 balls before T Natarajan sent him back to the dugout.

  • AB de Villiers smashed a 51-run knock to power RCB to 163 for five in 20 overs.
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    AB de Villiers smashed a 51-run knock to power RCB to 163 for five in 20 overs.

  • Chasing the target, SRH lost David Warner was unfortunately was run out at the non-striker's end off an attempted boundary shot played by Jonny Bairstow. However, after the dismissal, the England opener combined with Manish Pandey to revive SRH.
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    Chasing the target, SRH lost David Warner was unfortunately was run out at the non-striker's end off an attempted boundary shot played by Jonny Bairstow. However, after the dismissal, the England opener combined with Manish Pandey to revive SRH.

  • Just when the SRH were approaching the three-digit mark, leg-spinner Chahal cut short Pandey's stay in the middle, sending him back in the 12th over with the scorecard reading 89/2.
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    Just when the SRH were approaching the three-digit mark, leg-spinner Chahal cut short Pandey's stay in the middle, sending him back in the 12th over with the scorecard reading 89/2.

  • Chahal's triple-wicket burst put SRH in deep trouble, with 29 runs still needed for victory. But they collapsed spectacularly and were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.
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    Chahal's triple-wicket burst put SRH in deep trouble, with 29 runs still needed for victory. But they collapsed spectacularly and were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.

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