The RCB, led by Virat Kohli, won the first seven overs. RCB won the match thanks to the penetrating bowling of spinner Chahal. RCB had challenged Hyderabad for victory by 164 runs. But this challenge did not suit the Hyderabad team and they had to accept defeat. Chahal took three wickets for 18 runs in the match and played a vital role in RCB’s victory.
Chasing RCB’s 164-run target, Hyderabad did not start well. Hyderabad lost their captain and opener David Warner cheaply. But then Johnny Bairstow and Manish Pandey worked to shape the Hyderabad team’s innings. Johnny and Manish put on a 71-run stand for the second wicket.
Johnny and Manish now think that the duo will give Hyderabad victory, while Chahal pushed Hyderabad. Hull broke the pair by dismissing Manish. Manish scored 33 runs. After Manish’s dismissal, Johnny took all the responsibility of the team on his shoulders. Johnny then hit a half-century. But after that, Johnny could not make a big play. Johnny hit 61 off six fours and two sixes. Chahal also dismissed Johnny, paving the way for RCB’s victory.
Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first. But his decision was proved wrong by RCB’s young opener Devdutt Palikkad. In his very first match, DevDutt showed his choice by scoring a half-century. In his debut match, DevDutt hit 56 off 42 balls with eight fours. He was also well supported by Aaron Finch from the other end. DevDutt and Finch together gave RCB a 90-run opening stand.
De Villiers began to bat his storm after settling down. De Villiers made his intentions clear by hitting two sixes in a single over by Sandeep Sharma and then completed a half-century. De Villiers hit 51 off 30 balls with four fours and two sixes.