IPL 2019: Warner and Bairstow slam centuries: SRH beat RCB by 118 Runs

SRH batting first put on a massive score of 231, warner and Bairstow both hit centuries. RCB was bowled out for 113 while Nabi grabbed 4 wickets, recorded his best bowling figures read more...

IPL 2019: Warner and Bairstow slam centuries: SRH beat RCB by 118 Runs
Sun Risers Hyderabad won by 118 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered their biggest defeat, losing to Sun Risers Hyderabad by 118 runs. So far in IPL 2019 noting fas gone right for RCB losing all the 3 matches they have played so far puts them on the bottom of the points table.

RCB winning the toss put the home team SRH to bat first, and yes they did!. Sun Risers Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow put up a record opening partnership of 185, while Bairstow scoring (114) and Warner scored an unbeaten 110*. SRH finished their innings at 231-2 in 20 overs.

RCB had to pull off a miracle to win the match. RCB opened the innings with Partiv Patel and Shimron Hetmeyer, but both the batsmen couldn’t get a start for their team and departed early. In came Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, but they had a huge task at hand to pull of the record chase. Just before the 7th over both the batsmen were back in the pavilion and it was game over for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Colin de Grandhomme along with Prayas Barman and Umesh Yadav saved RCB from registering the biggest defeat ever in IPL.

Virat Kohli in the post match presentation said "One of our worst losses ever. Literally, nothing I can explain. Nothing went right for us from ball 1 until our last wicket fell in the second innings. We were outplayed in all departments by a quality side. They showed that they are a champion side – they were finalists last time and beat us in the final (in 2016). Credit to them (Warner and Bairstow) – we could have tried a few different things, like pace off the ball.

We just need our players to put up a better challenge up front. There are still 11 games to go. The pitch will be nice in Jaipur against the Royals. We need to bring our A-game, like we did against Mumbai and play with that kind of intensity. If we go through the motions, we need to do the regular basic stuff, and get results our way and start winning games in the tournament – the next game should be that game for us". 

Scoreboard: SRH 231-2 (20): Bairstow 114 (56), Warner 100* (55), Chahal 1/44(4) and RCB 113-10(19.5) : Colin de Grandhomme 37(32), Prayas 19(24), Nabi 4/11(4), Sandeep Sharma 3/19(3.5).

Sun Risers Hyderabad won by 118 runs. Jonny Bairstow was the Man of the Match.