Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 39, IPL 2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 39, IPL 2018

As a result, SRH hit the magical 16-point mark on the points table. And this upcoming fixture is surely one of those crucial matches to come.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali was finally made his IPL debut after being included in the Royal Challengers Bangalore' playing XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.

This is the first meeting between these sides this season. At this Venue, both the teams had five matches and in that matches, SRH had won three matches, RCB has won one match and one match ended in a tie.

Chasing a modest total of just 146, RCB for the first time this season, faced the full brunt of the brutal SRH bowling attack.

With seven wins and two losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is atop the IPL 2018 table. The bowlers clearly looked in their elements with Rashid Khan being the pick of the bowlers against Delhi Daredevils. The match will start at 08:00 pm and toss at 07:30 pm.

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RCB make two changes to their side. The peculiar decision to retain Sarfaraz Khan and let go of the mercurial Chris Gayle has been hard to digest for RCB with the former having failed in all his outings while the former has shone occasionally this year to guide KXIP to a playoff position. Umesh Yadav and Murugn Ashwin's bowling form would also have given Kohli some respite.

Kane Williamson (SRH captain), "We were aiming for 150, so knew we were in the game". Yusuf Pathan's power hitting at the end in the last game has brought a breath pf fresh air.

The home side's innings was built on the bedrock of a fine 56 from skipper Kane Williamson supported by Shakinb-al-Hasan while the rest of the batting faltered again. It is nearly certain that Rashid Khan will be applied against the likes of Devillers and Kohli as both of them has struggled against spin in this tournament so far.

De Grandhomme later entered the fray with Bangalore reeling on 84-5 in their reply, after stars Virat Kohli (39) and AB de Villiers (5) were dismissed, and his sixth-wicket stand of 57 with Mandeep Singh (21 from 23 balls) resurrected their hopes of snatching victory from the competition's leaders.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back leading the attack that has the highly impressive Sandeep Sharma (six wickets from five games, economy 5.3) and Siddarth Kaul (12 wickets from nine matches, economy 7.1).

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