In a high octane clash, Royal Challengers Bangalore face Sunrisers Hyderabad at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2018.
Royal Challengers Bangalore need to win all their games to qualify for the play-offs, whereas Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad have already qualified to the play-offs following a marvellous group stage run.
SRH have won the last four head-to-head encounters including the final of the 2016 season.
# ABD: It is an amazing feeling. Crazy game of cricket. The crowd got behind us and we managed to pull it through. I felt I was in a bit of a puddle when I got out there. At times we were average. I was very happy that I pulled off that nice catch off. I look to put a bit of pressure on the bowlers and I am human after all. I am either going to falter under pressure or they are. So, I always try to put them under pressure. If I get one or two away and take it forward.I made it look better than actually it was. Got into a bad position, the ball had a bit of a curve on it. The minute I took the jump, I realized a little bit of my body was outside. I just had to put that right and luckily it stuck. It would be great to make the knock-outs. Hopefully we do get through. Lots got to happen. First of all, the most important thing is we need to win the next game. Then it comes down to the run rate and who knows.
# Virat Kohli: Tonight ABD and Moeen were superb with the bat with Colin chipping in. We are pretty comfortable with the side. Moeen has come in and done very well for us. Tonight his knock was superb and hats off to him for grabbing his opportunity. He is providing us the balance that we require. Teams don't want us to win. That is a great position to be in. We sense fear and pounce. That has been the case. ABD's shots still leave me in awe but his fielding I am pretty used to now. Need to thank the crowd as it is our last home game. They have been brilliant and the support is something that we are grateful for.
# Williamson: I think if we are honest, we missed the trick a little bit with the ball. RCB were fantastic in batting, put us under pressure from ball one and got a good total. When you're chasing, a lot needs to go your way and you need to make very good decisions. At key times towards the end, the runs didn't come. The boys fought hard, and we'll move forward from this. (Thoughts during the innings break) The surface here is tough generally; today was a good wicket obviously. It was important for us to not get carried away early on.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 14 runs
# 19.1 Overs: OUT! Williamson c de Grandhomme b Siraj 81(42) SRH 199/3
# After 18 Overs, SRH are 186/2
# After 13 Overs, SRH are 118/2
# After 9 Overs, SRH are 74/2
# 5.1 Overs: OUT! Chahal strikes! Dhawan c and b Chahal 18(15) SRH 47/1
# After 5 Overs, SRH are 47/0, Hales and Dhawan with a cracking start.
# Sunrisers Hyderabad need 219 runs to win
# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Brilliant brilliant catch by Rashid Khan..de Grandhomme c Rashid Khan b S Kaul 40(17)
# Basil Thampi completes his 4 Overs, he conceded 70 RUNS!
# After 19 Overs, RCB are 208/5
# After 17 Overs, RCB are 176/4
# After 16 Overs, RCB are 163/4
# 14.4 Overs: OUT! The partner goes.. Moeen Ali c Goswami b Rashid Khan 65(34)
# 14.2 Overs: OUT! ABD has to go, brilliant take by Dhawan.. de Villiers c Dhawan b Rashid Khan 69(39) RCB 145/3
# 12.1 Overs: FOUR! And Moeen Ali caps up a fantastic half-century!
# After 12 Overs, RCB are 122/2
# After 9 Overs, RCB are 73/2! Moeen Ali and ABD playing some awesome shots.
# 4.5 Overs: OUT! The stadium is silent..Kohli b Rashid Khan 12(11) RCB 39/2
# After 4 Overs, RCB are 34/1, ABD has already hit his top gear!
# 1.2 Overs: FOUR! ABD with a proper inside out. RCB 14/1
# 1.1 Overs: FOUR! ABD has started it well! RCB 10/1
# 0.6 Overs: OUT! Parthiv edged it big time. Good catch by Kaul. Parthiv Patel c S Kaul b Sandeep Sharma 1(4) RCB 6/1
# Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are at the crease!
# Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
# Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi
# Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field