IPL 2019: Match 11, SRH vs RCB – Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings
The Orange Army posted their highest ever total in the history of the IPL.
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The first game of Sunday’s doubleheader was a southern derby. The Sunrisers Hyderabad hosted the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad in match number 11 of the season. It turned out to be a batting showdown of extremes. While SRH slaughtered the RCB bowling in the match to set numerous records, the Virat Kohli-led side meekly surrendered where their turn to return the favours arrived.
RCB won the toss and opted to field on a track that looked like a batting paradise. Skipper Kohli noted that batting would only get better on this wicket in a day game. Little did the captain know that he was about to see an onslaught against his bowlers. SRH openers, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, added a record 185 runs for the first wicket. Both batters went on to score their respective centuries as the Orange Army posted their highest ever total in the history of the IPL. The innings wrapped up at 231/2 in the stipulated 20 overs.
In the run chase, the RCB batters had to fight fire with fire. But they could never get in the competition as Mohammad Nahi, playing his first match of the season, ran through the RCB batting lineup with a four-wicket haul to his name. The eyes were glued to AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli – and both the batting maestros failed big time in the match. The innings folded out on on 113 as the visitors bundled out in 19.5 overs. Sunrisers registered a resounding 118 run victory.
Here are the SRH Player Ratings for the match:
David Warner – 9.5/10
David Warner surely did miss the IPL action this year. His affinity towards the team and the tournament was evident with the way he celebrated his fourth IPL ton. Warner notched up his third ton at Hyderabad with a brilliant four in the final over of the game. He remained unbeaten on 100 off just 55 deliveries with 5 fours and 5 sixes to his name. During his 185-run stand with Bairstow, he was happy to let the Englishman take centerstage. When Bairstow departed, Warner decided to up the ante at his end as well. With his ton, he managed to become the proud owner of the Orange Cap as well.
Jonny Bairstow – 9.5/10
Playing in his first season of the IPL, Jonny Bairstow has been a big hit thus far. After a couple of decent starts in the last two matches, Bairstow came to the fore in this game. Right from the very first over, his intent looked very positive. It is not an everyday story when you see a batsman have a strike rate more than David Warner. It was one of those days for Bairstow. He scored his maiden IPL ton and looked in phenomenal hitting form. Bairstow finished with 114 to his name in 56 deliveries. His knock was studded with 12 fours and 7 maximums.
Vijay Shankar – 3/10
Owing to the stellar batting show put on by the openers, Vijay Shankar got his opportunity to bat in the 17th over of the match. He had a little moment of his own as he hit a colossal maximum during his very short stay at the crease. He was unfortunate to have played just 3 deliveries before getting run out. Later, he bowled a couple of overs and did a reasonably decent job.
Yusuf Pathan – 4/10
Yusuf Pathan came in to bat in the 18th over and had very little time to get his act going. He was sensible enough to let David Warner do the talking with the bat and was quite happy to play the second fiddle. Yusuf’s calmness at the crease, and the presence of mind to give strike to Warner helped the latter reach his personal milestone in the match.
Manish Pandey – Not Assigned
Manish Pandey did not get a chance to bat in this game. He did make his presence felt in the field though. However, it would be unfair to rate him based on just fielding.
Deepak Hooda – Not Assigned
Deepak Hooda played his first match of the season. He did not get an opportunity to bat, nor did he get his hands dirty with the ball.
Mohammad Nabi – 9.5/10
Mohammad Nabi featured in his first match of the season. The veteran all-rounder looked fit and was quick to latch on to the opportunity that came his way. Nabi dismissed Parthiv Patel in his very first over and then accounted for the dismissal of Shimron Hetmyer. Next, he bagged the big fish AB de Villiers, which pretty much wrapped up the game. Later, he also accounted for the wicket of Shivam Dube. In his four overs, Nabi returned with figures of 4/11.
Rashid Khan – 4/10
It was a dead rubber in Hyderabad and that perhaps reflected in the bowling figures of most bowlers. Rashid Khan, one of the premier bowlers in the tournament, had a tough time bowling as well. While other SRH bowlers fared very well, Rashid was taken away for 25 runs in his four overs, and he failed to pick up any wicket.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 3/10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the stand-in captain for SRH in the match. His captaincy was commendable in the game and the way he shuffled his bowlers was truly exceptional. However, his personal bowling form seems to be a worrying concern for his team now. He conceded 25 runs in 3 overs and did not look threatening with the new ball either.
Sandeep Sharma – 8.5/10
Sandeep Sharma was the most successful fast bowler in the match. He picked up 3/19 in 3.5 overs and was quite good with his line and lengths. If RCB had any sniff in this game, it had to be via their skipper Virat Kohli. And Sandeep managed to dismiss Virat in the match. He later took the wickets of Prayas Barman and then Yuzvendra Chahal to finish things off for his side.
Siddharth Kaul – 5/10
Siddharth Kaul did not have a great role to play in the match. The opening bowlers did a great job for SRH and the likes of Kaul only had to ensure that they kept things tight at the other end. Kaul did a decent job by conceding just 16 runs in the three overs that he bowled. He failed to take any wickets.