"Wish I was a batter" - Pat Cummins after historic 549-run RCB vs SRH IPL 2024 clash

Updated - 16 Apr 2024, 12:11 AM

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The Pat Cummins-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) took on the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the 30th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday, April 15.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the toss and elected to field first in the match. They made three significant changes to their playing XI by bringing in Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, and Saurav Chauhan for Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, and Akash Deep.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma punished the Royal Challengers Bengaluru bowlers after being invited to bat first and added 108 runs together. Sharma departed without scoring big but Head slammed a 39-ball ton.

Next came Heinrich Klaasen and he smashed the RCB bowlers all over the park. The Proteas star hammered 67 runs and in the end, Aiden Markram and Abdul Samad chipped in with 32 and 37 runs to help SRH register the highest total in IPL history - 287/3.

Chasing the target, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli batted aggressively and provided their side with a good start. Kohli got out for 42 while the RCB skipper smoked 62 runs. After that RCB kept losing wickets at regular intervals before Dinesh Kumar played an 83-run blinder to take his team close to the win. In the end, RCB were restricted to 262/7 and they lost by 25 runs. Notably, 549 runs were scored in the match, which is the highest aggregate in a T20 match.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, the SRH captain said that looking at the match, he wished he was a batsman. Pat Cummins said:

"Wish I was a batter. A wonderful game of cricket. Amazing scenes. Good fun."

Pat Cummins further said that the surface at the Chinnaswamy Stadium looked kind of dry and he has given up studying the wickets a lot. Pat Cummins said:

"You try your best. If you bowl an over of 7 or 8, you can have an impact on the game. I have given up trying to read the wicket. Chinnaswamy looked dry."

Pat Cummins further expressed his delight over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) winning their 4th out of 6th match in the IPL 2024. Pat Cummins said:

"Really happy. Four wins now. The batters have gone about it having a smile on their faces."

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Head-to-head Record In Indian Premier League Before Their IPL 2024 Clash

Ahead of their Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) clash, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were leading the head-to-head record against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Out of the 23 matches between the two teams, SRH had won 12 matches while RCB emerged victorious in 10 outings with one match between the teams ending without a result.

In the last 10 matches between the teams, both SRH and RCB won 5 matches each. Notably, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had always struggled to perform at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Out of eight matches, they won just two at the venue and they had the worst win percentage among all IPL teams in Bengaluru. SRH won their first and only IPL title in 2016 at the venue by defeating the hosts in the summit clash and they last faced RCB at the venue in the year 2019.



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