IPL 2019 SRH vs RCB Highlights | Bairstow 114, RCB 113.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated a hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore side by a massive margin 118 runs, the biggest this season. Jonny Bairstow (114 runs off 56) David Warner both striked centuries to propel SRH to a huge total of 231-run total. RCB faltered in the chanse early on, with the team reducing to 35/6 at one point of time. However, by the blessings of the tail-enders, the Challengers were able to save some grace and finish at 113/10 – one run less than the record-breaking Englishman.

Match Analysis

A Record-Filled Contest – The match on Sunday saw the opening pair of SRH – Jonny Bairstow and David Warner – rewrite history books as they amassed a mammoth 185-run partnership. This is IPL’s highest opening batting partnership, ever. Warner’s century made him the joint-second highest to score a ton along with Virat Kohli and Shane Watson. The top spot is held by Chris Gayle (6). Lastly, it was only the second time that two batsmen scored two centuries in the same. The first time that it happened was by RCB’s Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

RCB the weakest side in IPL this season? It has been evident for so long that RCB have a thin batting lineup and an underperforming bowling attack. This was on full display against SRH. They first struggled with their bowling, failing to contain SRH’s batsman. Their top order then failed in the second innings to put up even a 40+ runs. Had it not been for some spirited performances from the tail-enders. RCB’s foreign players aren’t performing well and they don’t have many quality domestic players. That makes for a trouble recipe. Going by the initial results, RCB really look like the weakest unit in the IPL this season.

Do SRH have the best batting-unit ? SRH have been ruthless with their batting in the first three matches this year. They scored 181 against KKR followed by the 201 against Rajasthan Royals before the Sunday’s landslide 231. Their international stars are in great form with both Jonny Bairstow and David Warner in contention for the Orange cap. Add to that the composing presence of Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey along with the explosive duo of Vijay Shankar and Yusuf Pathan and you have one of the best batting units in IPL this year.

Moment of the Match

David Warner’s celebration of his milestone fourth century is surely the moment of the match. The last year has been a difficult one for the Australian opener. However, the way his performances in the IPL this season have been a kind of redemption for Warner and his celebration yesterday are a symbol of the same. Over to you, Australia Cricket Board!

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Player of the Match – Jonny Bairstow

No surprises there! Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant ton was enough to put SRH in the driver’s seat even before the second innings could start.

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Monish Gadiya is an editor at KreedOn. He is a thorough tech-enthusiast and believes that innovation is the answer to all the problems prevalent in the society. Monish graduated from University of Pune with a degree in civil engineering before pursuing a post-graduate diploma course in intellectual property rights. A die-hard football fan, he has represented his college at various football competitions.

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