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Padikkal, Chahal Star In RCB Victory

Dubai: A superb half-century from debutant Devdutt Padikkal adopted by some class spin bowling from Yujvendra Chahal helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs of their opening sport of the 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) right here on Monday night.

The RCB first posted 163/5 of their allotted 20 overs after which defended the entire by inflicting a sensational batting collapse on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.

Chasing 164, the SRH didn’t have one of the best of begins to their chase as they misplaced skipper David Warner (6), who was run out. Manish Pandey, who got here in subsequent, stitched a 71-run partnership with opener Jonny Bairstow. Nevertheless, simply when issues gave the impression to be crusing easily for the SRH, Pandey obtained out whereas attempting to hit a most towards Yujvendra Chahal after scoring 34 runs.

Priyam Garg, making his IPL debut, then joined forces with Bairstow who stored on smashing boundaries at will and scored 61 runs off simply 43 balls earlier than he was bowled by Chahal within the 16th over. Vijay Shankar, the subsequent batsman, went again to the pavilion with out troubling the scorers as he was undone by a ravishing Chahal googly.

The SRH then misplaced two fast wickets and their chase went off the monitor. Proper-arm pacer Navdeep Saini picked two wickets in his closing over and sealed the win for Kohli & Co. The SRH obtained bundled out for 153, falling wanting the goal by 10 runs.

Earlier, put into bat, the RCB had posted 163/four of their allotted 20 overs, driving on half-centuries from Padikkal and AB de Villiers. Padikkal, who opened the innings for the RCB, scored 56 runs off 42 balls, with the assistance of eight fours. de Villiers, then again, performed a 51-run knock which got here of simply 30 deliveries.

The RCB will subsequent play the Kings XI Punjab on Thursday whereas the SRH will lock horns with the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.

Transient scores: RCB 163/5 in 20 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 56, AB de Villiers 51; Abhishek Sharma 2/16) beat SRH 153 all out in 19.four overs (Jonny Bairstow 61, Manish Pandey 34; Yujvendra Chahal 3/18) by 10 runs.

(IANS)

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