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31-Mar-2019 14:18:00 GMT
SRH vs RCB - 11th Match, Hyderabad

Bairstow, Warner tons pummel Bangalore

Sunrisers Hyderabad 231 for 2 (Bairstow 114, Warner 100*) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 113 (de Grandhomme 37, Nabi 4-11, Sandeep 3-19) by 118 runs

Hyderabad: Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to their third straight loss of the 2019 Indian T20 League after their batting batsmen crumbled in the face of a daunting 232-run target against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

After David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had struck respective centuries to fire Hyderabad to their highest-ever total, their bowlers were all over Bangalore’s batsmen dismissing them for 113 and winning the match by 118 runs.

Bairstow and Warner’s tons meant that it was only the second instance in the history of the Indian T20 League when twin centuries were hit in one innings.

The only other time it happened was in 2016, and the team to do it back then was the one that bore the brunt of it here. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli had started in Bangalore’s 144-run win over Gujarat. Bangalore could have really done with a repeat.

In Chase, once again highlighted the frailties existing in the Bangalore unit. By the fourth over, de Villiers was cleaned up by Mohammad Nabi – who finished with a tidy 4/11 – and right after the Powerplay, Kohli made the long walk back. Their combined effort brought Bangalore a mere 12 runs with the skipper enduring a tough 10-ball three.

Earlier, Bairstow and Warner helped Hyderabad notch up their highest opening partnership of 185 the Indian T20 League.

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