SRH vs RCB Match Analysis: Records galore as Hyderabad beat Bengaluru after IPL best 287

Sunrisers Hyderabad amassed 287-3 for the highest-ever Indian Premier League total and beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 25 runs on a Monday full of records and featuring a century by Travis Head.

Hyderabad, who were invited to bat first by hosts Bengaluru, went past the previous mark of 277 they made last month after a 41-ball 102 by Head.

The new high was the second best in a T20 match after Nepal bludgeoned 314-3 against Mongolia in last year’s Asian Games in Hangzhou.

The match produced the highest aggregate for a T20 game with a tally of 549 runs.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 30

Sunrisers Hyderabad 287/3 (20 ov)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 262/7 (20 ov)

Result – Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 25 runs

Match Details

  • Date: 2024-04-15 14:00:00
  • Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Toss: Royal Challengers Bengaluru elected to bowl
  • Umpires: Anil Chaudhary(India), Rohan Pandit(India)
  • TV Umpire: Bruce Oxenford(Australia)

Match Stats

Sunrisers Hyderabad Fall of wickets: 1-108 (Abhishek Sharma – 8.1 ov), 2-165 (Travis Head – 12.3 ov), 3-231 (Heinrich Klaasen – 16.6 ov)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Virat Kohli – 6.2 ov), 2-100 (Will Jacks – 7.6 ov), 3-111 (Rajat Patidar – 8.6 ov), 4-121 (Faf du Plessis – 9.3 ov), 5-122 (Saurav Chauhan – 9.6 ov), 6-181 (Mahipal Lomror – 14.1 ov), 7-244 (Dinesh Karthik – 18.5 ov)

Virat Kohli (42) and skipper Faf du Plessis (62) gave RCB a blazing start before Dinesh Karthik smashed 83 off 35 balls as Bengaluru ended on 262-7.

Skipper Pat Cummins and spinner Mayank Markande broke the back of the Bengaluru chase with five wickets between them.

But batters ruled at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium as Hyderabad smashed the most sixes in an IPL innings, with 22 hits flying over the fence.

Head reached his ton in 39 balls for the fourth-fastest hundred in the competition as he set the tone for the assault.

He put on a 108-run opening stand with Abhishek Sharma, who hit 34.

Head, who was Australia’s match winner in the final of the ODI World Cup in India last year, struck nine fours and eight sixes.

After his departure Heinrich Klaasen took charge with his 31-ball 67. The South African was nearly as punishing as Head as he smashed the ball to all parts of the ground before being dismissed by Lockie Ferguson.

Fellow South African Aiden Markram (32) and Indian hitter Abdul Samad (37) put together 59 off 19 balls for the final storm.

Samad smashed England left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley for three fours and two sixes in a 25-run 19th over before he and Markram finished off with 21 runs from the final over.

Hyderabad posted 277-3 against Mumbai Indians at their home ground on March 27 to go past the 263-5 by Bengaluru in 2013.

Earlier this month, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 272-7 in a crushing 106-run victory over Delhi Capitals.

In-form Kohli attempted to set up the chase with a powerful start as he struck six fours and two sixes and Du Plessis kept up the charge till his departure.

The steep run chase made wickets tumble but Karthik once again came up with a late assault to reduce the losing margin for bottom-placed Bengaluru.

Playing XIs

Royal Challengers BengaluruSunrisers Hyderabad
Faf du Plessis (C)Travis Head
Virat KohliAbhishek Sharma
Rajat PatidarHeinrich Klaasen (WK)
Saurav ChauhanAiden Markram
Will JacksNitish Kumar Reddy
Dinesh Karthik (WK)Abdul Samad
Mahipal LomrorShahbaz Ahmed
Reece TopleyPat Cummins(C)
Vijaykumar VyshakBhuvneshwar Kumar
Yash DayalJaydev Unadkat
Lockie FergusonT Natarajan

The 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Sunrisers Hyderabad was a high-scoring encounter that saw Sunrisers Hyderabad emerging victorious by 25 runs. Here’s an overall analysis report conclusion:

  1. Record-breaking Performance: Sunrisers Hyderabad set a new IPL record by amassing 287/3, the highest-ever total in IPL history. Travis Head’s explosive century (102 off 41 balls) and contributions from other batsmen propelled them to this milestone.
  2. Entertaining Contest: The match witnessed a staggering aggregate of 549 runs, making it the highest-scoring T20 game in terms of runs. Both teams displayed aggressive batting, with boundaries and sixes flowing freely throughout the match.
  3. Dominant Batting Display: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batsmen showcased their prowess with a flurry of boundaries and sixes. Head’s century, supported by significant contributions from Abhishek Sharma, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, and Abdul Samad, powered their team to a formidable total.
  4. Impressive Bowling Spells: Despite the high total, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowlers, led by skipper Pat Cummins and spinner Mayank Markande, managed to contain Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s batting lineup. Their disciplined bowling and crucial breakthroughs played a pivotal role in securing the victory.
  5. Individual Performances: Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis provided a strong start for Royal Challengers Bengaluru, but it was Dinesh Karthik’s explosive innings (83 off 35 balls) that kept them in the chase. However, their efforts fell short against Sunrisers Hyderabad’s dominant batting display.
  6. Historical Significance: This match adds to the rich history of the IPL, with records being broken and memorable performances etched in the annals of the tournament.

Overall, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s historic mammoth total and comprehensive victory will be remembered as one of the highlights of IPL 2024.