In their final match of IPL 2019, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by four wickets (with four balls remaining) at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru) on Saturday (4th May) night.
SRH managed to score 175/7 (20 overs) in the first innings after RCB sent them to bat first. Chasing down that target, RCB had a weak start, but they finally reached the target in 19.2 overs after losing six wickets.
Brief Scores: SRH – 175/7 in 20 overs (Kane Williamson 70*, Martin Guptill 30; Washington Sundar 3/24)
RCB – 178/6 in 19.2 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 75, Gurkeerat Singh 65; Khaleel Ahmed 3/37)
Result – RCB won by four wickets
Read More: IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab Co-Owner Preity Zinta Leaves a Heart-Warming Message for the Fans
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) SRH scored 175/7 (20 overs) which is their second-highest first-innings total at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). On 29th May 2016, SRH scored 208/7 (20 overs) against RCB at this venue and it is their highest first-innings total at this venue.
i) While RCB successfully chased the 176 runs target (178/6), it is the highest successful chase during the T20 match history between RCB and SRH. The previous record was chasing 167 runs target by SRH (172/2 in 17.2 overs) at Bengaluru on 13th April 2015.
i) The leggie Yuzvendra Chahal (100 wickets) becomes the first RCB bowler to take 100 wickets. Also, he becomes the sixth bowler in IPL history to take 100 or more wickets for a team. Meanwhile, the leg-spinner is the 14th bowler to pick up 100 IPL wickets.
ii) Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh had a record fourth-wicket IPL partnership of 144 runs. The previous fourth-wicket IPL partnership record was the 132 runs partnership and that was between AB de Villiers and Yuvraj Singh (RCB) against Rajasthan Royals at Bengaluru on 11th May 2014.
i) Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the joint most-capped player for SRH. He has played 85 matches for this side and equalled with their former cricketer Shikhar Dhawan’s record (85 IPL matches).
ii) The left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed has claimed 17 wickets in IPL 2019. As a left-arm bowler, it is the joint most wickets for an SRH bowler in an IPL season. Mustafizur Rahman, their former left-arm pacer, also picked up 17 wickets in IPL 2016.