Royal Challengers Banglore Beat Sun Risers Hyderabad By 45 Runs
Royal Challengers Banglore has beaten Sun Risers Hyderabad in their opening game of the tournament by 45 runs. Played at Banglore, the game was a high scorer as RCB scored 227 runs off 20 overs with the hard hitting of almost all the batsmen.
AB DeVilliers scored 82 runs off just 42 balls with the help of 7 fours and 6 sixes. Virat Kohli was once again at his best with his 85 runs off 51 balls. Sarfaraz Khan, the 19 year old excellent batsman, smashed something that was never seen before by this young guy. He smashed 35 runs off just 10 balls to take hsi team to the highest ever score in this Indian Premier League 2016 score so far. In his 10 balls, he smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Chris Gayle consider Sarfaraz Khan his son as he recently tweeted before the game. Sarfaraz Khan seems to inspire by AB DeVilliers as he was making the same moves as we saw from the batting giant, from South Africa.
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Royal Challengers Banglore did not have very good start as their main power hitter, Chris Gayle, remained scoreless. Having very poor form during World Cup T20, the big man could not generate any positive in his first match of IPl 2016. He seemed to struggle with swinging balls by Ashish Nehra and then Bhumeshwar Kumar. He missed a ball on his legs that just hit his leg stump.
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Kohli, as always was tremendous to watch. A right handed batsman scored all across the ground and provided very well support to power hitting of AB DeVilliers. Indian run-machine was on the top of the game throughout his innings. He was having a very good nick as non of his shots were showing any sign of miss timing. Kohli managed to score highest of the match, 85 runs off 51 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes.
With the help of some hard hitting by Shane Watson and at the end of innings. Shane Watson hit 3 stylish sixes before he fall in the hands of a fielder on long on.
RCB put 227 runs on the board, a high score that has never been chased in Indian Premier League history.