Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pulled off a heist against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). RCB chased down the target of 187 runs in 18.4 overs. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis played a fine knock of 71 runs in 47 balls and struck 7 fours and 2 sixes. Faf du Plessis along with Virat Kohli decimated SRH’s bowling lineup.

Virat Kohli smashed a phenomenal ton, the right-handed batter looked in sublime touch. Virat & Faf were involved in a massive partnership of 172 runs in 17.5 overs. SRH’s bowlers were quite frustrated as the duo rotated the strike on a consistent basis.

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After being asked to bat first by RCB, the hosts put up a magnificent score of 186-5. The swashbuckling right-handed batter Heinrich Klaasen struck a turbulent knock of 104 runs in 51 balls and struck 8 fours and 6 sixes. Klaasen couldn’t get support from the likes of Aiden Markram, Harry Brook & Glenn Phillips which hurt the team. Mohammed Siraj & Michael Bracewell were the pick of the bowlers who were quite economical on a batting-friendly track.

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RCB would be ecstatic as after this win they have moved to 4th position on the points table with 14 points with an NRR of +0.18. It was a complete team performance from the RCB unit and it seems that RCB are going to stick with the template where Virat & Faf would bat for the most part of the innings.

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SRH skipper Aiden Markram would be shell-shocked as the bowlers couldn’t create some panic when Virat & Faf were at the crease. SRH now would be aiming to avoid the bottom finish who at the moment continue to be in 10th position on the points table with 8 points from 13 matches with an NRR of -0.55.

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Amazing chase- Faf du Plessis

During the post-match presentation, Faf du Plessis stated that he was quite optimistic after SRH’s innings that they can chase down the target and said that 200 was a par score on the surface. Faf du Plessis revealed how he & Virat Kohli paced the run chase and at the same time was aware of the fact that their next match is a must-win contest for the side which is against GT on 21st May (*Sunday).

“Amazing chase isn’t it! That’s my first reaction. Did feel walking off after first innings that it was a very good wicket. Felt 200 was a par score. Not many balls turned for the spinners. We’re doing the right things from a batting perspective,” said Faf du Plessis.

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“In previous game we were also clinical with the ball. We complement each other really well (partnership with Kohli). We play in very different areas so it’s difficult to bowl to. We’re good mates on and off the field. We’re going back to Chinnaswamy which will be an amazing game. A lot of fans coming in and another must-win for us,” he said.

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