In head to head, the Hyderabad franchise, which earlier went by the name of Deccan Chargers, had slight edge over Royal Challenger Bangalore, with the record of 6-5 wins in the 11 matches played against them since the inception of IPL in 2008.
Now, following Sunrisers’ classic Super Over win on Sunday night, the balance has further skewed towards the Hyderabad franchise as far as their head-to-head record against the Royal Challengers Bangalore is concerned, which now stands at 7-5 in favour of the Hyderabad based Chennai group owned franchise.
In 13 IPL matches at Bangalore, Chris Gayle has hit a total of 48 sixes which makes it an average 3.7 sixes per innings, an outrageous record even by T20 standards.
Moises Henriques, the RCB all-rounder, reached the milestone of 1000 T20 runs during the previous match and needs one more wicket to reach the milestone of 50 wickets.
Amit Mishra’s run-out in the last match puts him on top of the list of players with the most ducks in the IPL. Mishra has eight, and so does Pune Warriors’ Manish Pandey, who was incidentally out for a duck as well in his last game versus Kings XI Punjab.
What next in store for teams: The home games are coming thick and fast for Royal Challengers Bangalore as they will play their third home tie of this season when they take on the might of defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders on April 11, which promises to be a mouth watering tie.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad travel to the capital to take on the strugglers of this year, Delhi Daredevils on the following day.Published 09 Apr 2013, 12:35 IST