Royal Challengers Bangalore have started the IPL 2020 season with an unexpected victory. Bangalore openers Johnny Bairstow (61:43 off 6×4, 2×6) were the first Bengaluru bowlers to raise their hands in the first innings of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Monday night.
Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, and Navdeep Saini bowled sparingly well to help Bangalore win, fast bowler Umesh Yadav kept the team camp afloat. Umesh, who bowled 4 overs in the match, scored 48 runs. Fans are exploding large-scale satires on him on social media.
The Bangalore team, which failed to qualify for at least the playoffs in the IPL 2019 season, also finished last in the points table. But Bangalore, which won the first match of the latest season by 10 runs .. jumped to the top of the points table.
With that .. fans are getting emotional looking at that table. Fans are making memes that include Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma and Chahal’s fiance, Dhanyasree Verma. Captain Kohli was played 14 out of 13 balls without hitting at least one boundary.
RCB batted first in the match. AB de Villiers (4×4, 2×6 off 51:30 balls) and Devdut Padikkal (8×4 off 56:42 balls) scored 163 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. In the ensuing chase, opener Johnny Bairstow (61:43 off 6×4, 2×6) played a lightning inning to give Hyderabad a resounding victory.
In the end .. the team score was 121 with Bairstow out. After that Hyderabad who lost wickets in a row were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs.