Royal Challengers Bangalore Thrash Sunrisers Hyderabad By 45 Runs In IPL 2016 Match 4 At Bengaluru

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers strung a partnership of 157 runs off 87 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a comfortable 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of the IPL at Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The bowlers defended the steep total comfortably on a batting beauty despite a spectacular knock from the Sunrisers captain David Warner (58 off 25), limiting the opposition to 182 for six in 20 overs.

With Sunrisers reaching 83 for one in eight overs, the game was very much in the balance.

David Warner played a spectacular knock of 58. (Photo: PTI)
David Warner played a spectacular knock of 58.

Warner was in good form after the departure of his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (8), who was bowled by Parvez Rasool. He hit five sixes in his entertaining innings which ended with a pull off fellow Australian Shane Watson. Soon after his wicket, RCB took three quick wickets to reduce Sunrisers to 101 for five in the 12th over. Needing almost three runs a ball at one stage, Eoin Morgan (22 not out) and Ashish Reddy (32 off 18) tried their best but couldn’t succeed.

AB de Villiers in action. (Photo: Ron Gaunt/ IPL/ SPORTZPICS)
AB de Villiers in action. 

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Banglaore: 227 for 4 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 75, AB de Villiers 82; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 for 55, Mustafizur Rahamn 2 for 26) beat

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 182 for 6 in 20 overs (David Warner 58; Shane Watson 2 for 30) by 45 runs.

Man of the Match: AB de Villiers

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