IPL 2022: SRH vs RCB Review – Bangalore trounce Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered their fourth straight defeat in IPL 2022 as they lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 54 of IPL 2022. The Kane Williamson-led side, chasing a big score, could not get off the blocks with both openers getting dismissed cheaply. However, Rahul Tripathi kept the side in the hunt with a half century while the likes of Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran played small cameos. SRH had no answers to Wanindu Hasaranga’s bowling, as he picked a five-wicket haul and helped RCB restrict SRH 67 runs short in the end.

Earlier, RCB won the toss and elected to bat first but they did not have the best of starts with Virat Kohli dismissed for a golden duck. Du Plessis and Rajat Patidar (48) got a big partnership going for the second wicket and the stage was set for a final flourish. Glenn Maxwell (33) and Dinesh Karthik (30*) took the bowlers apart in the death overs which pushed the score to a massive 192.

Top Performers of the game

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis hasn’t had made runs consistently in this season but he played a sensational knock this afternoon to lay the foundation of a big score. The right-hander scored a 50-ball 73 including eight fours and two sixes. The RCB skipper will be looking to continue his match-winning performances in the coming games as well.

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers for the RCB as the Sri Lankan ran through the SRH batting order. He picked a five-wicket haul and ended up with brilliant figures of 5 for 18 in his 4 overs spell, which included a maiden as well. He has moved into second in the race for the purple cap with 21 wickets in 12 games this season.

What next for the two teams

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium on May 13 while the Sunrisers Hyderabad will next play the Kolkata Knight Riders at the MCA Stadium in Pune on May 14