IPL 2017, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunriders Hyderabad – As it happened...
Live score updates of Indian Premier League 2017 encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Welcome to our Live coverage of the Indian Premier League Match 29 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru.
The defending champions SRH are set to lock horns with 'under pressure' RCB, who posted an unwanted record of scoring the lowest ever team total in the history of IPL after being dismissed for 49 in 9.4 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Although Sunrisers coach Tom Moody has asked his players to not dwell on RCB's embarrassing defeat, calling it a one off, while also expecting opposite team's coach Daniel Vettori to make his team fight back immediately.
With the great Muttiah Muralitharan calling IPL 10's purple cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar one of the best fast bowlers in the history of the competition, there would be additional pressure on the UP bowler to live up to the expectation against a formidable batting line-up of RCB which consists the likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli.
What would be a worry for Bengaluru while facing a form team like Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are on eight points from seven games, will be the batting line-up which has not fired consistently in the tournament.
The ‘Big Three’ Kohli (154 from 4 matches), Chris Gayle (144 from 5 games) and AB de Villiers (145 from 4 games) have not been consistent in the tournament.
On the flipside, Hyderabad, will look to maintain their consistency as they had pulled off four wins on a trot before losing to Rising Pune Supergiant in their previous game -- largely due to single-handed effort from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Veteran Indian batsman Yuraj Singh, who was sick in the previous encounter, would like to make amends with a top performance today, while presence of Henriques as seamer all-rounder and Ben Cutting as the back-up adds much-needed solidity to the team.
With 40 fours & 19 sixes in his 9 outings against the Sunirsers in the IPL, Kohli will be looking to lead from the front and end RCB's poor run of form.
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 2017
Bowling has complemented Hyderabad’s batsmen with seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (16 wickets) and young Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (10 wickets), and they will need to do just that today as well.
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