Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Wednesday 6-10-2021 – 52nd Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Virat won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Virat says: the pitch seems to settle down nicely and plays better in the second half of the evening. His team has got into the groove at the right stage now with three wins in a row, he says. The top two are something they’re motivated to go for and having already qualified gives them the freedom to do that. No changes.
Williamson: was looking to bowl as well. The mindset can drift when you’ve had a season as they have, but the focus is still there with the youngsters in the team he says. No changes for them either.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team: 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Devdutt Paddikal, 3 Srikar Bharat (wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 Dan Christian, 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 George Garton, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Priyam Garg, 5 Abhishek Sharma, 6 Abdul Samad, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Siddarth Kaul, 11 Umran Malik.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Sundaram Ravi, Ulhas Gandhe
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Narayanan Kutty
Reserve Umpire – Tapan Sharma
Match number – Indian Premier League 2021 Match No 52nd
Post match presentation
Kohli: “The intent should always be to get it done as soon as possible. We don’t want to stretch things too deep. Dev and Maxi set things up but Maxi’s run out was the key moment for us. With AB you’re never out of the game, but it’s also a case of keeping the guy in the flow on strike. Shahbaz I think played a crucial knock at the stage and pulled us back into the game. It’s a game of small margins.
Things could have gone anywhere and Sunrisers held their nerves to not allow us to get away. Chahal’s bowling pretty well now. Looks like he’s worked on his bowling with all the time off. His bowling well is a good sign for the team. [Umran Malik] good to see a guy bowling at 150 clicks. It’s important to understand the progress of individuals from here, how to look after yourself. We’ve got to maximize the potential of our fast bowling stocks.”
Bhuvi: “It’s fine, I got hit thrice, but it’s okay. If I say there were no nerves, I would be lying. For AB – I was just trying to be full, and nothing else. That was the only plan – I went for six and then I went to wide yorkers. We were thinking 10-15 runs short but the way everyone bowled was tremendous.”
Kane Williamson is the Player of the Match:
“It’s been a really tough season but it was great to see these small improvements. The conditions are challenging and to see the fight and the heart in the second half was great to see. It was about trying to maximize the powerplay on this pitch. The ball held in the surface and you had to take a couple of steps back to go forward again. We got to a challenging total.
We knew things wouldn’t happen quickly with the ball today [but stayed patient]. Nice to dismiss Maxwell – dismissing him one way or another was the thing to be done. To close it out at the death, to turn up and show the fight when we’re not in contention, was great to see. Umran certainly is special. We’ve seen him in the nets for a couple of seasons. Special opportunity for him and it’s not surprising to see him come and do well.
Been a really valuable addition to the side. I try and keep it really simple with him but he’s got a lot of mates in the team and they share the message and he takes the game on. It’s been a challenging season and it’s been some great opportunities for some youngsters. We’ve had a lot of last-over finishes and being on the right side of those is clearly helpful. But one thing tonight is it was satisfying for the group.”