Bangalore beat Hyderabad by 67 runs in the 54th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. A brilliant all-rounded performance got the team the win and two points on the board. The bowling unit, particularly Wanindu Hasaranga, held the team well away from the steep 193-run chase.
Winning the toss Bangalore decided to bat first in the day game at the Wankhede Stadium. Despite an early setback, the men in red and blue got the perfect start. Virat Kohli was dismissed on the first ball of the game by Jagadeesha Suchith. This was his third golden duck of the season, and his second against the same team. Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar then stitched a good partnership to get through the powerplay without losing another wicket. They scored 47 runs in the first six overs.
The two continued striking the ball cleanly, and with the help of a few dropped catches, they added 105 runs in the partnership in 12.2 overs. Patidar scored 48 runs in 38 balls before falling to Suchith in the 13th over. Post that, Du Plessis continued attacking the bowlers and raced to his half-century. Maxwell, on the other end, scored 33 runs in the innings but battled with a slowing pitch.
Towards the end, Dinesh Karthik played a fabulous cameo of 30 runs in eight balls to help Bangalore reach 192 runs in the first innings. In the last over, he struck three sixes and a four to assist the team to attain this total. Du Pless also remained not out on 73 in 50 balls. Two wickets in the first over, during the defence, put Bangalore in control of the game. Kane Williamson was run-out for a diamond duck, and Glenn Maxwell cleaned the stumps of Abhishek Sharma.
Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi built a short partnership of 50 runs, but Markram (21) could not hold his guard. Meanwhile, Tripathi continued attacking the bowlers to complete his half-century. Wickets, however, kept falling for the orange army. Markram, Nicholas Pooran (19), and Suchith (two) were dismissed for a team score of 104 in 14.2 overs. Tripathi tried his best and scored 58 runs in 37 balls before falling to Josh Hazlewood in the 16th over.
Wanindu Hasaranga then bowled a two-wicket-maiden 17th over to complete his five-wicket haul. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Fazalhaq Farooqi stuck around for a few overs, but Harshal Patel took the final wicket of Kumar in the last over to square off the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted
RCB avenge their crushing defeat to SRH last month with a big win of their own
SRH have now lost four in a row#IPL2022 #SRHvRCB
SRH too RCB
हमपे ये किसने हरा रंग डाला
ख़ुशी ने हमारी हमें मार डाला
हमे मार डाला, हमे मार डाला, हमे...
मार डाला 🥰🥰#ViratKohli𓃵
— Shivangi Singh (@Shivang72708448) May 8, 2022
Lessons not learnt by SRH thinktank. Bowlers have conceded 190+ 4 games in a row.
Too much reliance on pace when pitches are helping spinners.
Huge loss, season more or less done.
Fitting that RCB spinners took 6 wickets and bowled 9 overs + 4 overs of Harshal.#SRHvRCB
— Aditya (@forwardshortleg) May 8, 2022
They had allout us by 68 runs🙂
Today we won by 67 runs🔥
— Karthik Kashyap (@karthik__kr) May 8, 2022
RCB knocking CSK out and ruining SRH's odds, in what universe are we? This isn't the Southern derby that I know.#SRHvRCB
— Shri Ram Maheshwari (@maheshwarisr) May 8, 2022
— Shazuu Qureshi (@im_qureshi28) May 8, 2022
Hasaranga with a spectacular 5/18 spell, including a double wicket maiden.
..and he STILL seemed a little annoyed with himself for dropping that catch earlier. He normally takes those in his sleep.
— CuriousLankan1 (@CuriousLankan1) May 8, 2022
— Mohd Imroz (@MohdImroz40) May 8, 2022
Season is over for #orangearmy . Even after winning the remaining game’s.There is hardly any chances for the qualification. #rcb or #DelhiCapitals will be the fourth team to be qualified.The team has lost the approach of winning the matches. #SRHvRCB #IPL2022 #SunrisersHyderabad
— saisreekar (@nyalkalkars27) May 8, 2022
— रितेश सिंह (@RitNitSingh) May 8, 2022
— Cricket_Scholar🇮🇳 (@cricket_scholar) May 8, 2022
This is a perfect revenge... RCB whatttt a teammmmmmmmm lovinggg it.. Sunset Hyderabad #SRHvRCB
— Saurabh Desai (@sau_desai) May 8, 2022
RCB Beat SRH By 67 Runs 🤩😍🥳#SRHvRCB
— Sk Kaizar (@imskkaizar) May 8, 2022