IPL 2021, Match 6: SRH vs RCB, Stats Review: Shahbaz Ahmed’s milestone, Glenn Maxwell’s long wait for an IPL fifty and more stats
This was the fifth consecutive loss for SRH at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Updated - Apr 14, 2021 11:57 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore have made a strong start in IPL 2021 as they won their second consecutive match of this edition. They defeated SRH by 6 runs defending a modest total. They earlier won their first game against Mumbai. The Bangalore team was asked to bat first after losing the toss.
RCB posted a total of 149/8 in 20 overs with the help of a fine fifty from Glenn Maxwell. The Aussie all-rounder scored 59 runs off 41 balls which included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Jason Holder picked up 3 wickets for 30 runs in his four-over spell.
Chasing this total, SRH captain David Warner smashed a brilliant fifty. He scored 54 runs off 37 balls with the help of 7 fours and 1 six. The Hyderabad team had once scored 96/1 in 13.1 overs and were cruising to an easy win. From there, they lost 8 wickets for only 46 runs. SRH could manage only 143/9 in 20 overs and lost the game.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the IPL clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore:
5 – After four consecutive losses at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, the SRH team could not break the streak even in this match, and lost 5th game on the trot.
8 – David Warner scored his 8th half-century against RCB in IPL. He surpassed Rohit Sharma who has 7 fifties against the Bangalore franchise.
43 – Glenn Maxwell smashed his first IPL fifty since the 2016 season. His half-century has come after a gap of 1806 days.
4 – This was the fourth-lowest total defended by RCB in the IPL history.
100– This was the 100th IPL match for Yuzvendra Chahal while playing for the RCB team in IPL. He is the third player after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to reach the landmark.
5311 – David Warner has taken his runs tally in IPL to 5311 after this match. He surpassed Rohit Sharma (5292) and Shikhar Dhawan (5282) to reach the third spot in the list.
877– David Warner now holds the record for most runs (877) against RCB in T20 cricket. He surpassed MS Dhoni (834) in this regard.
3 – Shahbaz Ahmed bowled brilliantly in this match taking 3 wickets for 7 runs in his 2 overs. He became the third bowler to pick a 3-fer for RCB while bowling only 2 overs in an IPL match.
6- In the last 8 games whenever Manish Pandey has scored over 30 runs for SRH, the team has ended up on the losing side 6 times. He struggled in this game and could score only 38 runs off 39 balls.