SRH vs RCB Man of the Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper batsman was awarded the Man of the Match award in the 11th match of IPL 2019.
During the 11th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by runs to register their second victory in IPL 2019.
After Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and put the hosts in to bat, Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a formidable 231-2 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. SRH’s opening pair in Jonny Bairstow (114) and David Warner (100*) and scored a century each to propel Hyderabad to a match-winning total.
SRH vs RCB Man of the Match
After being put in to bat by Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli, SRH started their innings in a normal fashion with David Warner going after the bowlers from the word go. However, the hosts soon experienced a role-reversal as Bairstow started to take control of the innings with Warner playing the unusual anchor role.
After crossing the 50-run mark, Bairstow didn’t seem to settle down for a bit. Attacking each and every bowler to all parts of the ground, Bairstow upped the ante at will. On the first ball of the 16th over, the 29-year old batsman ran a couple of runs off Burman to complete his maiden IPL century.
Before getting out to RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the following over, Bairstow ended up scoring 114 (56) with the help of 12 fours and seven sixes. Bairstow was awarded the Man of the Match for scoring his maiden IPL century.
“Really pleased. Delighted to get off to the start and get a few runs today,” Bairstow was quoted as saying during the post-match presentation ceremony.
How Twitter reacted:
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 31, 2019
Spectacular century by Bairstow. Dudn’t even realise Warner’s at the other end batting 64!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 31, 2019
David Warner & Johnny Bairstow becomes the first pair to stitch three consecutive 100+ partnerships in IPL.
118 vs KKR, Kolkata
110 vs RR, Hyderabad
103*vs RCB, Hyderabad#SRHvRCB
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) March 31, 2019
Brilliant from Jonny Bairstow. The sound of his bat has been sensational
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 2019
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