Chahal-Padikkal heroics give RCB win in opener

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore has started the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a win against Sun Risers Hyderabad. The franchise put a target of 163 on the board batting in the first innings, with the heroics of Leg-spinner Yuzbendra Chahal and pacer Navdeep Saini they picked a 10-run victory.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore went to bat at the first innings after loosing the toss and scored 163 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. The debutant Padikkal opened for the very first time and showed a fabulous batting display as he scored the highest 56 runs for the team.

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Meanwhile, Aaron Finch (29 off 26 balls), also left after Padikkal’s departure. After that, Captain Kohli came and scored 14 off 13 balls. After the early departure of Kohli, AB de Villiers came with the bat and once again showed his class as he played a stormy innings of 51 off 30 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.


On the other hand Sunrisers Hyderabad went backfoot as they lost skipper David Warner at the beginning. Then Johnny Bairstow and Manish Pandey tried to put some resistance. Manish was dismissed for 34 off 33 balls but Bairstow completed his half-century. The English opener, who hit 61 off 43 balls with six fours and two sixes, had to leave. But it was Chahal whose bowling alley made Hyderabad fell into a batting disaster.

In the end, Hyderabad managed to score 153 runs in 19.4 overs. The franchise has lost its star bowler Marsh as he went out of the field due to ankle injury.

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