After being put in to bat by SRH captain David Warner, debutant Devdutt Padikkal and Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch got RCB off to a great start as they reached 90 in 10.5 overs. After both openers were dismissed off consecutive deliveries, captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers steadied the ship, before the former holed out in the deep off T Natarajan.
De Villiers was at his fluent best, and he teed off at the death to take RCB to a par total of 163/5 in their 20 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the SRH bowlers due to his economical spell, although he didn't pick up wickets.
In response, Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey stitched together a fruitful partnership after David Warner's unfortunate dismissal. The Englishman played some scintillating strokes en route to a fifty, but after Yuzvendra Chahal castled him, SRH collapsed.
Vijay Shankar was bamboozled by a googly, before Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan and Abhishek Sharma soon followed suit. SRH were in the game until the penultimate over, but fell short by 10 runs in their first game of IPL 2020.
SRH had their fair share of misfortune, as apart from Warner's dismissal, Mitchell Marsh tweaked his ankle while bowling and Rashid Khan was involved in a nasty collision that resulted in Abhishek Sharma's dismissal.
Twitter had a lot to say about the SRH vs RCB IPL 2020 game. Fans questioned the exclusion of Kane Williamson and Mohammad Nabi, and poked fun at Vijay Shankar and Umesh Yadav for their unimpressive performances today. Here are the best reactions from the third IPL 2020 game.
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Twitter reacts to IPL 2020: SRH vs RCB
Published 21 Sep 2020, 23:46 IST