Jonny Bairstow hits maiden IPL hundred in RCB hammering
Jonny Bairstow smashed a maiden IPL hundred for Sunrisers Hyderabad as they inflicted an embarrassing 118-run defeat at the hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
SCORECARD in just his 1/3 IPL game, blasted 12 boundaries and seven sixes on his manner to 114 off just 56 balls. The England wicketkeeper-batsman shared in an IPL-record 185-run beginning partnership with David Warner (100no) – who additionally struck a century – as Sunrisers posted a large 231-2 from their 20 overs.
Bairstow was finally dismissed through Yuzvendra Chahal (1-forty four) inside the 17th over, pinnacle-edging an tried slog sweep, while Warner brought up his fifty four-ball ton with two balls to head.
It left RCB – winless after their starting two video games of the match – with an IPL-record 232 to chase. Not simplest did they fall nicely short but, at 35-6 inside the 8th over, they were in risk of suffering the heaviest ever defeat in T20 history – the 172 runs Sri Lanka beat Kenya with the aid of in 2007.
Bangalore’s superstar-studded top order of captain Virat Kohli (3), AB de Villiers (1), England’s Moeen Ali (2) and Shimron Hetmyer (nine) all fell for single-parent rankings, with Afghanistan off-spinner Mohammad Nabi (four-11) doing the majority of the harm in a stunning 4-over spell.
RCB, who were also embarrassed with the bat of their commencing defeat to the Chennai Super Kings when bowled out for 70, controlled to at least bypass the one hundred-mark this day out, thanks to Colin de Grandhomme’s lower-order 37.
The New Zealand all-rounder changed into finally run out – one in all 3 inside the RCB innings – inside the 19th over, at the same time as Sandeep Sharma (three-19) wrapped up an emphatic win by way of taking the remaining wicket as Bangalore had been bowled out for 113.
In the second one recreation of Sunday’s IPL double-header, the Rajasthan Royals fell to a slender eight-run defeat to the Chennai Super Kings, notwithstanding the pleasant COMMENTARY
Chasing 176 to win, and with the Royals requiring a steep fifty-six runs from the final 4 overs, Stokes and Archer got here collectively and regarded to be blasting Rajasthan to victory – bringing the equation right down to 12 wished from the very last over.
But Stokes (forty-six off 26 balls) sliced the primary ball of Darren Bravo’s (2-32) final to cowl and Archer (24no off 11) turned into in the end left with too much to do because the Royals slipped to the 3rd defeat in as many video games.
Earlier, MS Dhoni top-scored for Chennai with 75 off forty-six balls as the Super Kings accumulated a hundred seventy five-five from their 20 overs. The protecting champions have now won all of their beginning 3 games in this yr’s tournament.
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