David Warner: “As I said at the toss, you need one or two batsmen to stay there till the end and we failed to do that... it hurts.”
11.11 pm: This is just the second time RCB have won their first two matches of the season. And what a win this is! SRH were absolutely cruising at one point but they suffered an inexplicable collapse.
RCB WIN BY 6 RUNS!
After 19.5 overs, SRH are 143/9: WICKET! Shahbaz Nadeem plays the ramp shot and Shahbaz Ahmed takes a good catch running behind from backward point.
After 19.4 overs, SRH are 143/8: WICKET! Rashid tries desperately to come back for the second but is well short as ABD completes the run-out. SRH need 8 off 2. RCB are almost home.
After 19.2 overs, SRH are 142/7: Harshal bowls a high full-toss and Rashid even hits it for four. Five runs added with no ball counted! SRH now need 8 off 4.
After 19 overs, SRH are 134/7: Siraj concedes 11 runs in the penultimate over and SRH now need 16 off 6. They have Rashid and Bhuvi at the crease. RCB are firm favourites to compete a remarkable turnaround.
After 18.3 overs, SRH are 130/7: WICKET! Siraj removes Holder! The West Indies right-hander hits it down long-off’s throat. SRH need 20 off 9.
After 18.1 overs, SRH are 129/6: SIX! Siraj bangs it in and Rashid cuts his first ball for a maximum! SRH need 21 off 11.
After 18 overs, SRH are 123/6: WICKET! And another one goes down! This time Harshal removes Shankar as Kohli takes a good catch running in from deep mid-wicket. What a sensational turnaround this has been! RCB are the ones who’re in control now. SRH need 27 off 12.
After 17 overs, SRH are 116/5: WICKET! Shahbaz Ahmed has taken three wickets for just one run in the 17th over! Absolutely sensational stuff from the left-arm spinner. Abdul Samad is walking back for a two-ball duck after trying to hit it in the air and getting caught by Ahmed. SRH now need 34 off 18. Vijay Shankar and Jason Holder are at the crease.
After 16.2 overs, SRH are 115/4: WICKET! Two in two for Shahbaz Ahmed! Manish Pandey departs for 38 off 39 and RCB are pumped! Pandey tried to hit it in the air but mistimed it completely to get caught.
After 16.1 overs, SRH are 115/3: WICKET! Shahbaz Ahmed gets Jonny Bairstow! RCB are building pressure on SRH!
After 16 overs, SRH are 115/2: Another good over for RCB, seven from it. Chahal finishes with figures of 0/29. SRH need 35 off 24.
After 15 overs, SRH are 108/2: Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed joins the attack and concedes just six runs in his first over. SRH need 42 off 30.
After 14 overs, SRH are 102/2: Jonny Bairstow gets going with a well-placed pull for four. SRH need 48 off 36. It’s well and truly their match to lose.
After 13.2 overs, SRH are 96/2: WICKET! Kyle Jamieson gets David Warner! A breakthrough out of nowhere and RCB get the danger man. Warner walks back for 54 off 37 after pulling one straight to long-on.
After 13 overs, SRH are 96/1: Dan Christian joins the attack and concedes seven runs in his first over. SRH need 54 off 42.
FIFTY for David Warner off just 31 balls! His partnership with Manish Pandey is powering SRH towards victory.
After 12 overs, SRH are 89/1: Fantastic over from Harshal Patel, just two singles from it. But Hyderabad are in complete control, they need 61 off 48.
After 11 overs, SRH are 87/1: Brilliant batting from Warner! He reverse-sweeps Chahal for four before playing a conventional sweep to pick up another four. SRH are making it look easy at the moment.
After 10 overs, SRH are 77/1: Harshal Patel, who starred for RCB in the opener with a five-for, concedes seven runs in his first over. He pitched the first ball up and Warner thumped it past mid-off for four.
After 9 overs, SRH are 70/1: Quiet over from Chahal, just five runs from it. Pandey edged one again and this time the ball flew just past Kohli at slip for two.
After 8 overs, SRH are 65/1: SIX! Washington tosses it up and Pandey goes big over long-on. That went 96 meters and hit the billboard at the top of the stadium!
After 7 overs, SRH are 57/1: Yuzvendra Chahal joins the attack and gets sharp turn to get Manish Pandey’s outside edge, but there’s no slip in place and the ball runs away for four.
After 6 overs, SRH are 50/1: SRH are in a promising position at the end of the powerplay. They need 100 off 84. This match remains on course for a tense finish even as Warner and Co are starting to build momentum. The SRH skipper hit Siraj for two fours in the last over.
After 5 overs, SRH are 38/1: Washington starts his spell with three dot balls before dropping one short and getting pulled for four by Pandey. Six runs come from that over.
After 4 overs, SRH are 32/1: Two sixes and a four! Kyle Jamieson with an expensive over and SRH get the push they wanted. First Pandey flicks one for six with disdain before Warner hits a four and ends the over with a maximum over fine-leg.
After 3 overs, SRH are 15/1: Siraj has started off brilliantly! He has conceded just one run off the bat in his first two overs. Hyderabad are under pressure.
After 2.2 overs, SRH are 13/1: WICKET! RCB get the early wicket they were looking for as Mohammed Siraj removes Wriddhiman Saha. The right-hander cut it straight to point.
After 2 overs, SRH are 13/0: Jamieson into the attack and he doesn’t quite get his line and length right. Warner helps himself to a nice four.
After 1 over, SRH are 4/0: Superb over by Siraj to start things off. No runs off the bat. The last ball came in sharply to beat Saha and keeper before racing away to the boundary line.
The SRH chase is all set to begin. Will we get a thriller like last night or do RCB have enough on board?
RCB FINISH WITH 149/8 (20)
Glenn Maxwell is dismissed by Jason Holder off the last ball after a fine innings (59 off 41). RCB have done well to get to a competitive total.
FIFTY for Glenn Maxwell! The Australian gets to his first IPL half-century since 2016 off 37 balls. He’s playing a crucial hand for RCB.
After 19.1 overs, RCB are 136/7: WICKET! Holder strikes with the first ball of the final over as Jamieson hits it straight to long-on. RCB lose their seventh.
After 19 overs, RCB are 136/6: Maxwell is finding the boundaries when RCB need it most! The right-hander hits Natarajan for two fours as RCB get 12 runs from the penultimate over.
After 18 overs, RCB are 124/6: Three fours for RCB – two from Kyle Jamieson and one from Glenn Maxwell. Expensive over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bangalore would want to finish somewhere around 150 at least.
After 16.4 overs, RCB are 109/6: WICKET! T Natarajan gets in on the act and Dan Christian has to walk back. Good caught-behind decision by the umpire. #RCB are in all sorts of trouble.
After 16 overs, RCB are 106/5: Rashid Khan finishes with superb figures of 2/18 from his four overs. RCB have Glenn Maxwell and Dan Christian at the crease now.
After 15.5 overs, RCB are 105/5: WICKET! What a catch from Manish Pandey! Washington mistimed it and Pandey ran in from long-off to take a stunning catch diving forward. Rashid Khan gets his second.
After 15 overs, RCB are 103/4: Dropped! Washington played the scoop shot but the ball went too fine, Saha put in the dive but couldn’t hold on. That should’ve been taken. Decent over from Bhuvi.
After 13.4 overs, RCB are 95/4: WICKET! Huuuuge breakthrough for SRH as Rashid Khan removes AB de Villiers! The South African star is walking back for just one off five and RCB are in big trouble.
After 13 overs, RCB are 92/3: Bangalore have their biggest hitters at the crease now – Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers – and they definitely need a push. Sensational over from Jason Holder, the big wicket of Virat Kohli and just one run from it.
After 12.1 overs, RCB are 91/3: WICKET! Holder gets the key wicket of Kohli! A brilliant catch from Shankar in the deep. The RCB skipper walks back for 33 off 29, he wasn’t really at his best tonight.
After 12 overs, RCB are 91/2: Good over from Natarajan, just six from it. Kohli hasn’t been at his best so far, he’s batting on 33 off 28.
After 11 overs, RCB are 85/2: 6, 4, 6, 1, 4, 1 – 22 runs from that Nadeem over! That’s just what RCB needed. Maxwell took the left-arm spinner apart in the first half of the over before Kohli hit a four too.
After 10 overs, RCB are 63/2: Rashid with a good over for SRH this time, just five from it. Kohli and Maxwell need to start firing soon.
After 9 overs, RCB are 58/2: Another superb over from Nadeem. The left-arm spinner went for 10 runs in his first over, one run in his second, and now three in his third. Maxwell is struggling to time the ball.
After 8 overs, RCB are 55/2: Rashid tosses it up and Maxwell drives it over cover for four. A LOT depends on how the RCB batsmen tackle the Afghan star. Seven runs come from the leg-spinner’s first over.
After 7 overs, RCB are 48/2: Sensational over from Shahbaz Nadeem! The wicket of Shahbaz Ahmed and just one run from it. Glenn Maxwell has joined Virat Kohli at the crease. The duo has a crucial job to do for RCB in the middle overs.
After 6.1 overs, RCB are 47/2: WICKET! Shahbaz Nadeem gets Shahbaz Ahmed! A superb running catch from Rashid Khan in the deep as SRH strike immediately after the powerplay.
After 6 overs, RCB are 47/1: Two fours for Kohli! Poor first over from Natarajan. The RCB skipper pulls one in the gap before playing a trademark flick to the fence.
After 5 overs, RCB are 36/1: SIX! First maximum of the night and it comes from Shahbaz Ahmed’s bat! Shahbaz Nadeem joins the attack and errs in line, the left-hander gets into position quickly and plays a terrific scoop shot for six. Ten runs come from that over.
After 4 overs, RCB are 26/1: Good comeback by Holder after leaking two fours in his first over, just six runs from his second. Shahbaz Ahmed is the new batsman for Bangalore.
After 2.5 overs, RCB are 19/1: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes first blood for #SRH and Devdutt Padikkal is on his way! The left-hander pulled it straight to mid-wicket after struggling to time a few.
After 2 overs, RCB are 16/0: Two fours for Padikkal! Poor first over from Holder. The first one was clipped off the hips and the next lifted over extra cover.
After 1 over, RCB are 6/0: Bhuvi pitches the second ball on a length and Kohli thumps it straight over for a four. Top shot that. The RCB openers then pick a single each.
7.30 pm: We’re ready for play in Chennai! RCB have skipper Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in hand for SRH. Here we go!
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (w), David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem.
7.03 pm: SRH have made two changes – Jason Holder and Shahbaz Nadeem come in for Mohammad Nabi and Sandeep Sharma. RCB have one change – Devdutt Padikkal replaces Rajat Patidar.
TOSS: David Warner has won the toss and SRH will BOWL first!
Hyderabad’s previous match: Kolkata ride on Rana and Tripathi’s partnership to beat SRH by 10 runs
Bangalore’s previous match: Harshal, ABD star in RCB’s thrilling win over Mumbai Indians in opener
Also read: AB de Villiers, you cannot do that
6.45 pm: Hello and welcome to live updates of match No 6 of Indian Premier League 2021. Tonight, David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.