IPL 2019: Bairstow, Warner centuries flatten RCB

SRH vs RCB IPL 2019 Live Scores: Catch all the action from Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium as Sunrisers Hyderabad hosts the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2019.

Jonny Bairstow hit 114 off 56 balls and David Warner 100 not out off 55 balls.   -  AFP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of this afternoon's Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL) clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

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Jonny Bairstow and David Warner dented RCB's hopes with twin tons before the Hyderabad bowlers, led by Mohammad Nabi's four-wicket haul, pummelled RCB into submission, registering an emphatic 118-run win. 

 

Virat Kohli: "Probably our worst loss ever. We were outplayed in all departments by a quality side. This showed why they are former champions and finalists. They batted really well once they got in. Brilliant to sustain intent for the first 16-17 overs.

"We still have 11 games, and things can turn around quite quickly in this league. Against Rajasthan Royals,when things don't go our way, we will have to find ways of winning moments. You need to start well."

 

De Grandhomme is run out off a no-ball. It's all happening out there at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium. Grandhomme's bat is in the air at the non-striker's end when the stumps are broke.  RCB 110/9 after 19 overs.

◘ Prayas Barman brings up the  50-partnership with a boundary off Siddarth Kaul. He pulls a short ball over square leg. But is out in the next over, undone by a slower delivery from Sandeep Sharma. Umesh Yadav using the long handle nicely, a maximum off Sandeep followed by a boundary off Vijay Shankar takes RCB past 100. RCB 102/7 after 15 overs

◘  De Grandhomme is flexing his muscles. The Kiwi batsman collects two boundaries off Bhuvneshwar's third over before scything a Rashid floater towards long-off for four. RCB 81/6 after 14 overs.

◘ Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, is introduced into the attack in the ninth over. Imagine RCB's plight! After Nabi floors the top-order, his Afghanistan team-mate is now back to ensure the Bangalore batsmen don't get any breathing space. Meanwhile, Grandhomme has hammered Sandeep Sharma for a six and with it, RCB has limped past its lowest IPL score of 49 all out against KKR in 2017 which is also the lowest ever in the T20 tournament. RCB 63/6 after 12 overs

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST! RCB is commiting harakiri. Shivam Dube offers a simple catch to Hooda.  RCB 40/6 after 9 overs.

◘ RCB is unravelling in dramatic fashion in Hyderabad. Sandeep Sharma gets rid of Kohli before running Moeen Ali out off the next delivery. RCB 35/5 after 7 overs

◘ Stumping chance goes begging, Bairstow the culprit. Nabi draws Moeen Ali forward, who misses a single stumping chance. The ball zipped past the inside edge and the keeper's gloves for four byes. RCB 30/3 after 6 overs.

◘ RCB in some serious trouble as Hetmyer and De Villiers depart in quick succession. It's Nabi who has once again dealt the blow. A loopy delivery on off, lured AB forward and dipped past the outside edge to crash into the stumps. RCB 22/3 after 4 overs

◘ Mohammed Nabi has the first breakthrough; Parthiv Patel hits one straight to cover. The southpaw departs for 11 including two boundaries off Bhuvi and Nabi respectively. Virat Kohli is the new man in. RCB 13/1 after 2 overs

Shimron Hetmyer and Parthiv Patel to begin the chase, Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball.

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That was absolute carnage out there. Jonny Bairstow, with his maiden IPL hundred, and David Warner laced with his fourth IPL ton, pummelled the RCB bowlers into submission. Hyderabad has racked up 231 at the end of 20 overs and it will require a special effort from AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli if RCB is to put up a fight.

 

RECORD ALERT : Jonny Bairstow and David Warner become only the second pair of batsmen to score centuries in the same IPL innings. RCB's Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers were the first to do so against Gujarat Lions in 2016.

 

STOP THE PRESS! RCB has a wicket, at long last. Bairstow, after racking a 56-ball 114, falls to Chahal. What an incredible innings that from the Englishman.  Ho, ho ho! Vijay Shankar launches the first ball he faces from India team-mate Chahal over long-on for six. It's raining big hits in the Hyderabad heat! Shankar, however, is run-out in the next over as Hyderabad loses its second wicket. Warner, at the other end, 22 shy of a 100. SRH 205/2 after 18 overs.

 

TAKE A BOW BAIRSTOW! Brings up his maiden IPL hundred  with a single off Prayas, second hundred this IPL after Sanju Samson and his second overall century in T20 cricket. Spare a thought for the 16-year-old debutant. The wheels are coming off Prayas' bowling. This is now the highest partnership for SRH overtaking 176 not out set by Dhawan and Williamson in 2018 against Delhi. Prayas finishes with 4-0-56-0. SRH 184/0 after 16 overs

 

◘ Bairstow moves into the nineties with a humongous six off Prayas Barman.  Warner joins the fun, takes on Chahal and bludgeons one over deep midwicket for six before Bairstow rubs salt in the wounds with a boundary. SRH 161/0 after 14 overs.

◘ Bairstow is dealing in fours and sixes at the moment and Umesh Yadav is feeling the heat. Bairstow begins by launching a back-of-a-length ball for four before hammering a six over long-on.  In the meantime, Warner is closing in on another fifty thanks to a maximum off Moeen Ali in the 11th over. SRH 133/0 after 12 overs.

Bairstow gives Prayas a taste of what international cricket is all about. After a miserly first over, the 16-year-old has been tonked for 18 in his second, with the England keeper-batsman hammering 14 (6,4,4) off three consecutive balls. Bairstow brings up his maiden IPL fifty with a boundary before getting stuck into Colin de Grandhomme with two back-to-back sixes in the 10th over. SRH 105/0 after 10 overs.

Bairstow brought up his maiden IPL fifty.   -  IPL

 

◘ First look at debutant Prayas Ray Barman and the teenage leggie bowls a tight first over. Great temperament and presence of mind as Prayas adjusts his length beautifully to keep the openers quiet, just six runs coming off the seven over. Leg-spin from both ends for RCB; Chahal rolling his arm. The two batsmen keep the scoreboard ticking with the ones and twos. SRH 71/0 after 8 overs.

 

◘ Bairstow brings up the 50-run partnership with a fierce cut shot off Umesh Yadav before dismissing Siraj for two successive boundaries in the sixth over. SRH on top and Kohli needs to manufacture a wicket from somewhere. SRH 59/0 after 6 overs. And we have a strategic time out. RCB could use one!

◘ Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, has been brought into the attack. So an off-spinner, seamer and leg-spinner bowl the first half of the Powerplay. Warner, however, is in the mood today and smashes Chahal through cover for four.  Mohammed Siraj, right-arm seamer, bowls the fourth over. Kohli keeping the batsmen guessing. Bairstow gets a brace of poor deliveries and he says "THANK YOU VERY MUCH" after collecting two back-to-back fours. Warner and Bairstow have been electric between the wickets so far. SRH 43/0 after 4 overs.

Warner continued his run glut.   -  IPL

 

◘ Bairstow off the mark with a cracking sweep shot off Ali before carving one past backward point for four. The two have faced each other in the England nets must be aware of each other's strengths and weaknesses! At the moment, Bairstow is coming out on top. Warner, meanwhile, has dispatched Ali over covers.  The left-handed opener then welcomes Umesh Yadav with a straight six. SRH 21/0 after 2 overs.

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner to open the innings for SRH, Moeen Ali with the new ball.

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TOSS UPDATE: Virat Kohli wins the toss and RCB will bowl first.

 

Teenage spin sensation Prayas Ray Barman is all set to make his IPL debut in Hyderabad. Our reporter Amitabha Das Sharma caught up with him right after the auctions| Picked up for 1.5 cr, Bengal teen Prayas thrilled to be in Kohli's RCB

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Prayas Barman, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

 

Just one change form RCB, Navdeep Saini makes way for young Bengal leg-spinner Prayas Ray Barman. At 16 years 157 days, Prayas is the youngest IPL debutant.

 

Virat: "This pitch will play slow in the first half. And it will be beautiful to bat on in the evening. We have made one change. Navdeep Saini misses out and Prayas Barman will make his debut."

 

Bhuvneshwar: "Conditions become much better in the second half. Kane (Williamson) had a niggle and we thought this is the right time to give him a rest. We have made two changes in the team. Hooda and Nabi come in place of Williamson and Nadeem."

 

PITCH REPORT: "It's hot, really hot. Close to 40 degrees. Looks like a beautiful wicket. Runs aplenty for the batsmen," says Brett Lee.

 

51 per cent of those who voted feel David Warner will outscore Virat Kohli.

 

 

Coming off a five-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals, SRH will look to ride the momentum while RCB will look for its first win of the campaign.

Here's our reporter V. V. Subrahmanyam's preview:


Sunrisers ready for the Royal challenge

A buoyant Sunrisers Hyderabad, fresh from its impressive win over Rajasthan Royals, takes on a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday.

Led by Virat Kohli, RCB suffered two straight losses. It should be determined to discover the winning touch at the earliest so as not to fall too far behind on the points table.

To achieve the targets, RCB needs to raise the bar on a pitch which should be again a batsman-friendly one. It will be a huge challenge for the RCB bowling attack, comprising pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and local boy Mohammad Siraj.

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The spin duo of leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and offie Moeen Ali will be expected to deliver too.

“What plan will be there if Warner plays like that,” was the frank confession by Rajasthan batsman Rahul Tripathi after his team suffered at the hands of the Australian southpaw. Warner makes a formidable combination with a classy Jonny Bairstow. Captain Kane Williamson coming in at No. 3 completes the solid top order.

It has some big-hitters like Yusuf Pathan and the ever-improving all-rounder Vijay Shankar to shore up the middle-order though Manish Pandey is struggling.

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An area of concern for SRH can well be the bowling. Death-overs specialist and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been leaking runs. It would be interesting to see whether left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who was ineffective against Royals, will retain his place.

On the other hand, RCB should have little worries in batting with Kohli and AB de Villiers in silken touch. All it needs is a good start by the opening pair of Parthiv Patel and Ali.

West Indian Shimron Hetmyer is badly in need of a big score and if he regains touch, it should be a huge bonus for the visitor.

(The match will begin at 4 pm IST and will be streamed live on Hotstar.)