Johnny Bairstow and David Warner heroics dismantle RCB to pick up a massive win

Johnny Bairstow and David Warner

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner smashed sensational centuries in match 11 of VIVO IPL 2019 which guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to register back to back wins by dismantling Royal Challengers Bangalore by 118 runs. It was the chase which never got going which resulted into RCB’s third consecutive loss in the tournament and remained in the bottom position of the VIVO IPL 2019 points table.

* As it Happened:

RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first. The host has undergone one change by replacing Navdeep Saini with Prayas Ray Barman- the youngest player ever to play in IPL, while the visitors replace injured Williamson and Deepak Hooda for Mohammad Nabi and Shahbaz Nadeem.

In the first innings, as asked to bat first, SRH opening-pair registered the record-highest opening partnership in the history of VIVO IPL by adding massive 185 runs. It was an innings which largely showed assurance and intent to dismantle the RCB’s bowling unit from the start of the innings as they raced away to 59 runs in the powerplay.

However, it was Bairstow in particular who take a harsh call in the beginning and also outpaced the Australian in terms of scoring. The Former took 17 runs in the ninth over of 16-year-old Prayas Ray Barman and smashed 14 runs in the tenth over of De Grandhome which eventually brought the Sunrisers Hyderabad total to 100 runs. And indeed as they are both well-settled in the crease it was then all-going as they managed to add 85 more runs into the SRH total and overtook KKR’s Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn record for the highest opening partnership.

Yuzvendra Chahal finally gave the visitors breakthrough by dismissing  Jonny Bairstow innings of 114 runs from 56 balls in the seventeenth over. However, David Warner wasn’t done yet as he too managed to score a ton of 55 balls in the last over of the innings and closed Sunrisers Hyderabad innings on 231/2 (SRH’s Highest Total in the VIVO IPL)

In the second innings, it was the massive chase for the visitors. But as difficult and massive the chase was, RCB got off to the worst possible start as Mohammad Nabi did the early damage by picking up three quick wickets including two in the second over of innings. Sandeep Sharma too joined the party by picking up two wickets in the same over, including the wicket of massive chase-master Virat Kohli. At this point, the visitors were dismantled for 35-6 inside eight overs.

From there on, there was no chance for the RCB to get back into the game. However, Colin de Grandhome(37) and debutant Prayas Ray Barman(19) took RCB total to 100 runs and do their bit to delay the inevitable. But thereafter with smart team-efforts, RCB got dismissed on 113-10 and SRH ensured massive 118 run’s victory.

* Best Batting Performance:

Jonny Bairstow by scoring a sensational maiden VIVO IPL century become the best performer of the game. He scored 114 from 56 balls which included 12 fours and 7 massive sixes.

However, David Warner too played a standout inning of unbeaten 100 runs from 55 balls which included 5 boundaries and 5 massive maximum’s.

* Best Bowling Performance

If there were Jonny Bairstow and David Warner who dismantle RCB, in the bowling, it was Afghanistan spinner Mohammad Nabi who keep the job done by a match-winning performance. The debutant ended his figures for 4-11 which included massive wickets of Parthiv Patel, Shirmon Hetmyer and AB de Villiers.

* Brief Score:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 231/2.

(Jonny Bairstow 114, David Warner 100*, Chahal 1-44).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 113/10 – 19.5 overs.

( Colin de Grandhomme 37, Prayas Ray Barman 19, Mohammad Nabi 4-11, Sandeep Sharma 3-19).

* Man Of The Match:

Jonny Bairstow.

* Record Alerts:

~ SRH 231/2 was their highest total in VIVO IPL History.

~ The opening partnership of 185  between Warner and Bairstow was the highest ever in the history of VIVO IPL.

~ At 16 years and 157 days, RCB’s Prayas Ray Barman became the youngest player to debut in the VIVO IPL. The Previous youngest was Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.(17 years and 11 days).