Virat Kohli’s RCB won back to back games in IPL 2021 as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 runs in another close contest in Chennai on Wednesday. This was Bangalore’s second win in as many games which has taken them to the top of the points table. Meanwhile, losing two games straight SRH are seventh on the points table. More about match 6 report in detail below.
Sunrisers Hyderabad looked in cruise control to get the job done at one point chasing 150 to win. They were 115/2 at the start of the 17th over. Then came a twist in the chase as RCB spinner Shahbaz Ahmed took three wickets in the 17th over to turn the game on its head. He dismissed Jonny Bairstow (12), Manish Pandey (38) and Amdul Samad (0) in one over. Before that David Warner scored a 37-ball 54 to keep SRH in the game.
Once Sunrisers lost those wickets in one over, they were pegged back in the run chase. Vijay Shankar (3) and Jason Holder (4) then fell soon as Sunrisers further had a slide in the run-chase. With the side requiring 34 from the last three the equation went down to 16 from the final over as Harshal Patel closed the game for his side.
RCB Win Back To Back Games, Top Points Table
In two back to back games in Chennai, the chasing team has fallen short of getting to their target after being comfortably placed in the first half of the chase. Sunrisers in more ways than one had the same slide in their back 10 overs like KKR had against Mumbai Indians.
Earlier in the game, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to field first. On the back of Glenn Maxwell‘s first IPL fifty after five years, RCB reached 149/8. He was ably supported by Virat Kohli at the top who scored 33. It was then Shahbaz Ahmed’s efforts in the second innings that earned Royal Challengers Bangalore their second win on the trot. Maxwell for his 59 off 41 balls was awarded the Man of the Match. His 59 overshadowed Warner’s 54 scored in a losing cause.
RCB face KKR in their next game at this venue on Sunday (April 18) while SRH play the mighty Mumbai Indians on Saturday (April 17) in Chennai as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 149 for 8 (Maxwell 39, Kohli 33, Holder 3-30, Rashid 2-18) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 143 for 9 (Warner 54, Pandey 38, Siraj 2-25, Ahmed 3-7, Patel 2-25) by six runs