RCB vs SRH Man of the Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman was declared the Man of the Match for his stellar innings.
During the 55th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bengaluru, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets to register their fifth IPL 2019 victory.
Already eliminated from the tournament, Royal Challengers’ victory hasn’t made a change in their prospects in the tournament. However, them sealing a tense chase in front of their home crowd would have been relished by the fans.
After RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and asked SRH to bat, the visitors ended up scoring 175/7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson, who came in to bat at No. 4 in the eighth over top-scored for his team. Registering his first half-century of the season, Williamson scored 70* (43) with the help of five fours and four sixes.
With bowling figures of 3-0-24-3, RCB all-rounder Washington Sundar was the pick of their bowlers.
RCB vs SRH Man of the Match
Having lost Parthiv Patel (0), Virat Kohli (16) and AB de Villiers (1) in the first three overs, RCB were in deep trouble. Despite appearing out-of-sorts initially, the hosts were brought back into the match on the back of a 144-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann.
100-run partnership between Hetmyer and Gurkeerat 💪💪 pic.twitter.com/nAJhdV4bB9
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While Hetmyer scored 75 (47) with the help of four fours and six sixes, Mann ended up scoring 65 (48) with the help of eight fours and a six. Attacking from the word go, the southpaw from West Indies made sure that the required run rate doesn’t go out of reach.
Coming on the back of a lean patch in the tournament, Hetmyer proved his mettle in the last match. He was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his impact-generating innings.
“Sometimes it [expectations] gets in your head but just try and clear your head as much as possible and go and execute. It’s fantastic [RCB], I’ve learnt a lot from both AB [de Villiers] and Virat [Kohli] and all the coaches. Just trying to take it one step at a time,” Hetmyer was quoted as saying during the post-match presentation.