Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Live Cricket Score - RCB vs SRH, Match 52, IPL 2021. Who'll come out on top this time?
Who'll come out on top this time?
SRH CLINCH A THRILLER!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds his nerve against AB de Villiers in the final over. With 13 needed off the final over, AB managed one six straight down the ground to bring the equation down to six off the last two balls. But a dot ball followed by another full toss that AB could only connect for a single gives SRH a thrilling win.
This also means that Delhi Capitals are now assured of a top two spot.
David Warner @davidwarner31 Woohoooo we won 😘😘😘 05:47 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Dale Steyn @DaleSteyn62 I get they've qualified, but how on earth does RCB always leave AB to try and preform miracles 05:46 PM • Oct 10, 2021
Shahbaz's cameo ends
Holder strikes in the penultimate over. Shahbaz falls for a 9-ball 14 miscuing a pull to midwicket. Tight finish looms!
WICKET: Rashid gets Padikkal
Rashid has been uncharacteristically expensive, giving away 35 already, but he strikes with three balls left in spell. Fires in a quick one to Padikkal, who was desperate to improve his strike-rate, and has him caught at deep midwicket.
WICKET: Stunning direct hit gets Maxwell!
Kane Williamson has produced a masterstroke with a stunning piece of fielding at short over. Padikkal taps to the right of Williamson and calls or a quick single. Williamson rushes across to his right, picks it up with one hand and releases off balance to produce a direct hit. Maxwell falls for 40 off 25. SRH can still dream.
Padikkal, Maxwell keep RCB on course
The partnership is just two short of fifty now. RCB need 56 off 42 now and sit in the dirver's seat with AB de Villiers yet to come. Padikkal has anchored the innings, making just 29 off 39, but is looking at accelerating.
Maxwell leads the counterattack
He's targeting SRH's best bowler – Rashid Khan – and has smacked him for two sixes already. His cameo has offset the effects of those early strikes. RCB right back in it.
WICKET: Umran gets K Bharat
The pace is hot once again from Umran Malik. He has Srikar Bharat edging down the legside on the pull and puts RCB in a spot of bother.
WICKET: Kauls gets Christian
The promotion does not work. Christian is done in by a slower one from Kaul and chips a simple catch to mid off. SRH are not giving in easily.
WICKET: Bhuvneshwar bags Kohli
A cutter from Bhuvneshwar and Kohli plays all over it, it hits his front pad and he has to walk back on 5. Early breakthrough for SRH.
SRH finish with 141
Harshal gets Holder off the final ball to finish with three wickets again. SRH lost their way through the middle after Roy's departure and fall well short of a score they threatened for large part of the innings.
Saha falls as well…
The sixth wicket falls as Harshal Patel outdoes another batsman with a slower one. Saha goes through with his shot and chips a catch to long off.
RCB roar back
SRH lose three wickets in the space of 7 balls. First was Garg, and then the most dangerous wicket of Jason Roy. Christian holds on to a sharp return catch ending Roy's stay on 44.
Chahal gets Abdul Samad LBW on review off the very next delivery as SRH slip to 107/5.
WICKET: Garg's cameo ends
He was rightly looking for a lot of boundaries, and falls looking for one more. Christian's short ball is pulled straight to deep midwicket. A little stutter now for SRH with the death overs coming in.
Roy survives on review
He tries to reverse sweep Chahal but it goes off his arm to the keeper. Is given out on field but Roy is quick to review, and gets it in his favour rightly. He's on 42.
WICKET: 80-run stand broken
Harshal Patel gets Williamson bowled with an off cutter and brings an end to the 80-run stand. The partnership was just threatening to take off and the breakthrough comes at a crucial time for RCB.
Williamson's racing away
There have been some loose balls for Williamson, and he's cashed in on all of them. He's hit four boundaries in his first ten balls allowing SRH to hit back.
WICKET: Garton strikes
Abhishek Sharma, SRH's newest opener, was just beginning to tee off. He was dropped at the boundary by Siraj but Garton gets him the very next ball, chipping a simple catch to mid on
TOSS: RCB opt to bowl
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Umran Malik
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Srikar Bharat(w), George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
The lead up…
It's Kohli vs Williamson once again, but with their teams in contrasting positions. RCB will be desperate to carry their confidence and form forward into the play offs, and this is the kind of game where slip-ups tend to occur if there is complacency For SRH, it presents another opportunity to possibly give more new faces some game time and play for pride. Stay tuned for the toss and team updates coming your way soon.