IPL Final 2016, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (RCB vs SRH) Match Updates
Signing off for now, Congratulations to Sunrisers Hyderabad for the coveted IPL Trophy.
There are some crazy celebrations going on in the background while players and support staff of SRH is being interviewedd.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lifts the trophy!!! Warner roars! IPL 2016 Champions! Absolute team effort from them with contributions from everyone. Champion Stuff!
GO GO GO GO! We are the #OrangeArmy :D— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 29, 2016
Sachin Baby is crying and its all emotions right now on the field. Congratulations SRH! Their bowlers have done it again, some unplayable stuff in the death.
Over 19.3 Bhuvi is bowling some unplayable deliveries, Jordan is run out trying to steal one.Jordan run out (N Ojha) 3(4)
Baby hits last one of the 19th over for a SIX and its now 18 from 6 required. Still gettable but the way Bhuvi bowled the last one, its gonna be difficult.
11:27pm IST OUT! "Two, two, two," shouts Binny. Oh my god! What has he done?Binny is out while trying to steal a double. Binny run out (Deepak Hooda/N Ojha) 9(7)
What a delivery! WOW! That was an absolute beauty from Bhuvi, toe crushing yorker, Binny is lucky to be there. Brilliant 18th over from the medium pacer, just 7 from the over in a crunch situation, that could be the game for SRH. 30 from 12 needed.
11:16pm IST The FIZZ joins the party! Watson hits one that went higher than my semester results and is caught leaving RCB in trouble.Watson c Henriques b Mustafizur 11(9)
11:09pm IST Timbaah! Ben Cutting strikes middle and KL Rahul is back on his way to the pavilion. He jumps and punches the air in delight, RCB is reduced from 140/1 to 160/4. What a turnaround. Rahul b Ben Cutting 11(9)
10:58pm IST Another one! And its ABD this time, RCB be choking here after such a blistering start. Is this the turning point of the game or the damage has been already done? We will find it out soon, anyway what a turn around this from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Great comeback.
10:53pm IST GONE!!! Kohli is OUT! Sran gets his revenge and Kohli is furious with himself as always. He misses the 1000-run mark by 27 runs. What a tournament he has had though, Take a bow young man. Genius. Kohli b Barinder 54(35)
10:51pm IST FIFTY for KOHLI! Completes it in style with inside-out drive over the extra-cover.
10:42pm IST Big man is gone! Sunrisers finally strike but what an inning that was, absolute carnage. Chris Gayle holes one out to towards third man where Bipul Sharma takes a good running forward catch. Gayle c Bipul Sharma b Ben Cutting 76(38)
10:35pm IST SIX, SIX, FOUR of Henriques! Gayle is on a mission to prove something and destroying SRH and their hopes in the process. Hundred comes up for RCB in just 9 overs. Kohli joins the party by putting one away for Four towards the covers and next one for a SIX, its the FIZZ who has been taken for cleans now.
10:30pm IST DROPPED! David Warner dropped a difficult catch of Virat Kohli at long on, Did he just dropped the match? We will know soon but that’s really gonna SRH hard.
10:20pm IST GAYLESTORM is here! The Big man completes his fifty with a flat SIX over long on. 25 balls 50 for him, what a day to leave a disappointing tournament behind and step up to perform.
10:12pm IST Gayle is doing what he is known for and that too in style. The Universe Boss is tearing SRH bowling apart, some Powerful hitting from him. Henriques this time.
10:04pm IST GO, GOA, GONE! Gayle finally opens arms and its gone into the third tier. Incredible power. SIX,dot, dot, FOUR, SIX! 16 off the 4th over, that should give the run chase some momentum. Barindar Sran is taken for cleaners.
9:36pm IST It rained and it rained Fours and Sixes. That was some astonishing batting from Sunrisers to make 208. David Warner, again, led from the front and made his 9th fifty of the season while he was very well supported by Dhawan, Yuvraj and Ben Cutting to another 200+ total of the season. Will Virat Kohli and co be able to chase it down? We will find it out soon. Stay tuned.
W9:32pm IST OUT OF THE PARK! That was huge! Ben Cutting send on literally out of the park and then flat Six. WOW! 117 metres SIX first one.
9:28pm IST Another one! Gone! Brilliant work by RCB, they are pulling things back. What a turnaround! Bipul Sharma c Chahal b Jordan 5(3)
9:21pm IST That’s Runout! SRH is losing momentum at a very wrong time. Ben Cutting takes off for a single after dabbing one with no idea where the ball is and then stopped but it was too late for Ojha, while Watson strikes Timbah. N Ojha run out (Watson) 7(4)
The Chinnaswamy is roaring RCB RCB RCB, it’s electrifying out here.
9:13pm IST WICKET! A blistering, swashbuckling, eye-pleasing (please add more) knock by the ‘Prince’ Yuvraj come to an end. A magnificent diving catch by Watson at extra cover to end that inning. Yuvraj c Watson b Jordan 38(23)
9:08pm IST Deepak Hooda holes one out to the RCB skipper, another Wicket for Royal Challengers.Deepak Hooda c Kohli b Aravind 3(6)
9:02pm IST That was humongous! Wow Wow Wow, Yuvraj Singh sends one into the orbit ana then an eye pleasing cover drive.
8:59pm IST Gone! RCB gets the big Wicket. The dangerous Warner has been caught at short third man by Iqbal Abdulla. What a magnificent knock that was though, Well played Captain. Warner c I Abdulla b Aravind 69(38)
8:40pm IST WICKET! Jordan Strikes! Henriques skies one and is caught at short fine leg by Chahal. Henriques c Chahal b Jordan 4(5)
Oh! That was close. Virat fires a throw at the non striker end and it nearly hit Warner on the helmet, that could have been dangerous. RCB captain apologies immediately.
Kohli aimed Warner's head.— Rohit Sharma (@imRo45_) May 29, 2016
Quickly appologize for not hitting it straight.
Abuses in mind " Bach gaya BC"#RCBvSRH
8:35pm IST Fifty for Warner. Wow! Striking at 200+ Strike rate, This man is in no mood to spare anyone, Ninth fifty of this season for him.
8:26pm IST GONE! The bowling change works and Chahal delivers! Shikhar Dhawan is OUT after scoring 28 from 25 balls.
8:23pm IST It’s the end of powerplay and RCB gets a much-needed break in the form of time out. Sunrisers are racing away with the match right now with 59/0 from first 6 overs.
8:18pm IST Warner sees his Aussie teammate and goes BOOM BOOM and also completes his 800 runs IPL 2016.
Yes. You read that right, the ‘Universe Boss’ has already dived twice, shows how much this game means to him.
Gayle has already dived twice in ten minutes! YES THAT'S RIGHT! #RCBvSRH— Prithvi Polimera (@PolimeraPrithvi) May 29, 2016
8:06pm IST Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! It’s the big man bowling.
and its Drama!
7:59pm IST Virat addresses the traditional huddle before the words and has a lot of motivational words to say. Warner and Shikhar Dhawan walk to the pitch and its Showtime.
7:54pm IST The dashing left-hander, Yuvraj Singh has been interviewed and he looks in no mood to spare anyone tonight. He said, "All the pressure on RCB, the home side. I came and joined in the second half. A lot of guys know what their roles are in our side."
7:40pm IST Warner makes Kohli chase and the Twitter erupts!
Win toss> bat first against Kohli+rain looming? Warner trusts Bhuvi+Fizz vs RCB batting more than Dhawan+Yuvraj vs RCB bowling! #RCBvSRH— Shariq (@shariqq) May 29, 2016
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting, Naman Ojha(w), Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran, Mustafizur Rahman
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul(w), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Iqbal Abdulla, Chris Jordan, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal
Ok, that took everyone by surprise. Making Virat Kohli chase, that sounds like a no-brainer. Will Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers be able to back their captain? Let’s wait and watch.
Virat Kohli: "Had I known, I would not have come for the toss. I was anyway looking to chase. Wicket won't change much. Going to be a cracker of a game. When we had to win 4 out of 4 to qualify, that's when the team came together. We focused on our strengths. We did not expect to finish at the second place, but that's what NRR does. Same team for us."
Warner: "We will bat. Given the last game, we bowled well and bowling is our strength. Looks a fantastic wicket and it's about runs in the final. It's about coming here and playing our best cricket here. Virat is leading by example and has taken his team to the final. For us to have come here and have a smile on our face, it is great. There will only be one winner. Mustafizur comes in for Trent Boult."
The FIZZ is back!
7:30pm IST Its Toss Time! Sunrisers wins the toss and opts to bat first.
Yuvraj Singh looked all pumped up as he takes on against his former team
Look at this Banglore crowd ! It's gonna be a lot of noise tonight ! @IPL— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 29, 2016
Have a look how AB de Villiers fumbled while heading to the stadium
"We will enjoy the night. The morale is good because we have won two big matches which gives us an edge. RCB have had 3-4 days of break. I have never been a part of an IPL-winning team." – Shikhar Dhawan
"The biggest challenge for tomorrow I guess for all the players in the side is to not look at that game of cricket as something very different." – RCB captain Virat Kohli
6:56pm IST Great News! It isn’t raining for now and the weather is fine for now. Just in case, if the weather plays a spoilsport, Monday will serve as a reserve day.
Excitement reaches another high as the teams look to achieve glory:
After almost two months and 59 matches of some fiercely fought battles, few one-sided ones and a number of breathtaking performances, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet for the final clash tonight at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium . We have witnessed some swashbuckling batting, awe-inspiring bowling and stunning fielding over the course of IPL and we hope that a fitting finale awaits for us tonight.
The road to the finals for both the team has been quite contrasting but it was amazing to witness how they both not only maintained their strengths but also excelled and bettered their weaknesses. While Royal Challengers were inconsistent till the very end before captain Kohli inspired his team to win four out of their last four fixtures and sprint to the second place, Warner's side was about to finish at the top of the table but made things difficult for themselves and had to settle for the third spot.
For the most part of the nine years of its existence, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one of the IPL’s most watchable sides. Astonishing and magnificent, flashy and eye-catching, emotional and ruthless, RCB has held its fans like a family. In the sports crazy Bangalore, which is expected to be ‘All Red’ tonight and with little time to adjust to the conditions, the Orange Army is definitely gonna feel the May heat. But to their advantage, RCB has qualified twice for the finals and lost both so will take the field with a huge monkey on their back and they also have a reputation to ‘choke’ in the crunch situations.
With both the team studded with some sparkling stars, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson and Chris Gayle of the Royal Challengers and David Warner, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and Trent Boult of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, it would be interesting to watch who batter better of whom. Some of the stars who haven’t been at their effervescent best, most notably the Universe Boss Gayle and Punjabi Puttar Yuvraj , who one would assume that by the law of averages, we could witness a whirlwind knock tonight.
Pitch and Weather conditions:
For Qualifier 1, the Chinnaswamy Stadium sported sticky and gripping pitch, contrary to the reputation of the stadium. Given how closely the home team escaped from a sure shot disaster, a similar track is unlikely to be repeated. Expect a batting paradise like the Chinnaswamy generally portrays for the Finals night, a type of batting belter that has enabled teams to cross 200 thrice in this tournament and once in a rain hit 15-over match.
Clouds have hovered over the Bangalore throughout the day and an evening shower is expected, in that case, if weather plays spoilsport, Monday will serve as a reserve day for the game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, KL Rahul (wk), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Iqbal Abdulla, S Aravind and Yuzvendra Chahal
David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Trent Boult