Hyderabad vs Bangalore, Match 3

Indian T20 League, 2020 | Match 3 | Monday 21st September | 14:00
 Match Ended
153 (19.4) RR:7.77
163/5 (20.0) RR:8.15
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  • BangaloreBangalore
  • HyderabadHyderabad

Right! Another thriller is over! A top first game of the tournament first, where the champion of the last edition were humbled by the runners up. Then, a Super Over in the North Indian derby! And now, another exciting game that swung both ways. Eventually, it is Bangalore who grab two points and start the tournament in a positive manner. On Tuesday, the winner of the first game, Chennai will lock horns with Rajasthan. That promises to be another thriller. The game will begin at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Do join us for that game. Until then, goodbye and take care!

The Man of the Match is YUZVENDRA CHAHAL. He starts by saying that when he bowled his first over, he thought of bowling stump to stump and bowl attacking lines and that Kohli backed him to bowl attacking even though the field was set defensively. Admits that when they were batting well, he bowled loopy ones and he bowled them wide of the stumps to build some pressure on the batters. Says that when he was bowling to Pandey, he bowled wide of the off stump and when he was bowling to Bairstow, he bowled it around the leg stump as it was harder to hit those. Continues by saying that when Shankar came on, Virat and ABD told him to bowl a googly and it worked. Ends by saying that he had rubbed some mud on his hands so that he could grip the ball easier.

The winning skipper, Virat Kohli starts off by saying it feels amazing and that it feels good to start off with a win and that they kept their composure. Praises Chahal as he bowled really well and that he showed tonight that if you have skills, you can get purchase on any sort of wicket and the way he backed his skill, he was the one who changed the game for Bangalore. Adds that they started off well. Padikkal and Finch played well to start them off. States that since AB played well in the last three overs, that helped them to push past the 160-run total. Continues by saying that the guys kept believing and the bowlers kept bowling attacking lines and it was good to see someone like Dube bowl three good overs.

AB De Villiers is in for a chat! He smiles and says that he is very happy and that he is happy for the boys and for a change they were on the right side of the game. Adds that he surprised himself and that it was important to come out with some confidence while batting. Praises the younger players such as Josh and Padikkal. States that it is tough to arrive in the IPL and it is very competitive and for a young player to arrive and play well is very good and these younger players play like they have played for 10 plus years and also says that this is good for younger players from all over the world. Continues by saying that he has taken Josh under his wing like how Boucher took him under his wing a long time back. Says that Padikkal is a quiet person but he is such a great talent.

Hyderabad skipper, David Warner, tells that it was a bizarre game! Says he doesn't remember if he ever got out like that. Praises Marsh for showing great courage. Hopes it is not very serious. Feels they had the game under their control. Admits that Chahal's last over was the turning point. Tells that he can't do much about this game but will look to address the mistakes in the coming matches.

Earlier in the game, asked to bat first, Bangalore got a rollicking start with young gun Padikkal firing in his debut game. He along with Finch added 90 for the opening wicket, with the Aussie limited over skipper playing the second fiddle. Bangalore stuttered in the middle overs but AB de Villiers with a fine half ton provided the final punch for Bangalore. It was a decent bowling performance from Hyderabad. They were smashed in the first 11 overs but pulled things back nicely. They failed to take wickets at regular intervals though. Marsh's injury didn't help their cause one bit.

Bangalore looked down and out by the 15th over of this innings. Umesh Yadav had a horror time with the ball and he was taken to the cleaners. However, Chahal kept things tight from his end. He dismissed dangerous looking Pandey first and then he returned to strike twice in two balls to force Bangalore back in the game. Eventually, Shivam Dube along with Saini made sure Hyderabad could never get to the target as they kept things tight and helped the team bag two points in the first game.

Chasing the total, Hyderabad lost skipper Warner in an unfortunate fashion. However, Bairstow along with Pandey added 71 and kept the run chase on track. Pandey fell but Bairstow continues his good work. He once again added an important stand, this time with Garg and it looked like he will take the team home easily. However, his decision to go after Chahal didn't pay off and they eventually crumbled under pressure. Injured Mitchell Marsh walked out to bat but it was always going to be difficult for him.

WOW! What a collapse! Or shall we say a terrific comeback? Hyderabad were cruising with Bairstow looking solid out in the middle. However, he took a gamble and tried to smash the smartest bowler in the Bangalore camp. And his wicket meant that Hyderabad panicked and Bangalore have the start they would've wanted.

W 19.4
Dale Steyn to Sandeep Sharma

OUT! CAUGHT! That's game for RCB! Short and on middle and leg, Sandeep backs away and slams it well. He times it really well too. But there's Kohli waiting for the ball at long on. He paddles back and takes a fine catch. BANGALORE WIN BY 10 RUNS.

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