RCB vs SRH: Sunrisers’ Sets IPL Record with 287, RCB Falls Short in Chase

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RCB vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) shattered records and dashed hopes for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans in a high-octane IPL clash.

The match kicked off with a glimmer of optimism for RCB as their captain, Faf du Plessis, won the toss and elected to bowl. However, any early confidence was swiftly obliterated by an extraordinary batting onslaught from SRH.

SRH’s innings unfolded as a masterclass in boundary-smashing brilliance, culminating in a monumental total of 287/3, a new record for the highest-ever IPL score. Travis Head spearheaded the onslaught with a blistering half-century, forming a formidable 108-run opening partnership with his partner-in-crime.

Abhishek Sharma, before falling victim to Reece Topley’s bowling prowess. Undeterred, SRH continued their rampage with Heinrich Klaasen’s explosive 67 off just 31 deliveries, followed by Abdul Samad’s unbeaten 37 off a mere 10 balls, propelling SRH past their own previous record.

Facing an uphill battle, RCB embarked on their chase with gusto, even outpacing SRH in the powerplay by amassing an impressive 79 runs. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis provided a solid foundation with aggressive batting displays, but it was Dinesh Karthik’s heroic innings of 83 runs from 35 balls that kept RCB’s hopes alive. Despite valiant efforts from the RCB batting lineup, they fell short, ending with a commendable total of 262/7, just shy of their own highest IPL total.

As RCB licks their wounds and hopes for redemption, they gear up to face SRH once again in their upcoming IPL 2024 fixture. Currently languishing at the bottom of the table with only two points from six matches, RCB faces an uphill battle to salvage their season. In contrast, SRH sits comfortably in fourth place with six points from five games, riding high on an unbeaten streak. With playoff aspirations at stake, both teams brace for a crucial showdown that could shape their journey in the tournament.

RCB vs SRH: Full Scorecard

Sunrisers Hyderabad  (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Abhishek Sharma c Ferguson b Topley34223422154.54
Travis Head c du Plessis b Ferguson102415898248.78
Heinrich Klaasen †c Vyshak b Ferguson67314627216.12
Aiden Markram not out32173922188.23
Abdul Samad not out37101643370.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 12)15
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 14.35)287/3
Did not bat: Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan, Nitish Kumar Reddy 
Fall of wickets: 1-108 (Abhishek Sharma, 8.1 ov), 2-165 (Travis Head, 12.3 ov), 3-231 (Heinrich Klaasen, 16.6 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Will Jacks3032010.6652210
Reece Topley4068117.0036520
Yash Dayal4051012.7553331
Lockie Ferguson4052213.0082600
Vijaykumar Vyshak4064016.0026420
Mahipal Lomror1018018.0010230

Royal Challengers Bengaluru  (T: 288 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Virat Kohli b Markande42202662210.00
Faf du Plessis (c)c †Klaasen b Cummins62284074221.42
Will Jacks run out (Unadkat)74710175.00
Rajat Patidar c Nitish Kumar Reddy b Markande95301180.00
Saurav Chauhan lbw b Cummins016000.00
Dinesh Karthik †c †Klaasen b Natarajan83355257237.14
Mahipal Lomror b Cummins19112302172.72
Anuj Rawat not out25142950178.57
Vijaykumar Vyshak not out1240050.00
Extras(b 1, w 13)14
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 13.10)262/7
Did not bat: Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson 
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Virat Kohli, 6.2 ov), 2-100 (Will Jacks, 7.6 ov), 3-111 (Rajat Patidar, 8.6 ov), 4-121 (Faf du Plessis, 9.3 ov), 5-122 (Saurav Chauhan, 9.6 ov), 6-181 (Mahipal Lomror, 14.1 ov), 7-244 (Dinesh Karthik, 18.5 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Abhishek Sharma1010010.0022000
Bhuvneshwar Kumar4060015.0059240
Shahbaz Ahmed1018018.0011200
T Natarajan4047111.7562340
Pat Cummins4043310.75104310
Mayank Markande4046211.5051430
Jaydev Unadkat2037018.5015210

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