IPL Results 2018: Updated Scores, T20 Points Table After Bangalore vs. Hyderabad

IPL Results 2018: Updated Scores, T20 Points Table After Bangalore vs. Hyderabad


Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Shane Watson  (3R) celebrates with his team players after he dismissed Delhi Daredevils batsman Karun Nair (not in picture) during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore   at The Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium in New Delhi on May 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)


Royal Challengers Bangalore (218/6) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (204/3) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League on Thursday to keep their play-off hopes alive.

The hosts set what would prove to be an unassailable target at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, and despite a concerted effort from the visitors, they were unable to chase Bangalore down.

RCB are now fifth in the table, level on points with the Mumbai Indians:



(Team, Played, Points, Net Run Rate)

1. q-Sunrisers Hyderabad, 13, 18, +0.319

2. q-Chennai Super Kings, 12, 16, +0.383

3. Kolkata Knight Riders, 13, 14, -0.096

4. Mumbai Indians, 13, 12, +0.384

5. Royal Challengers Bangalore, 13, 12, +0.264

6. Rajasthan Royals, 13, 12, -0.399

7. Kings XI Punjab, 13, 12, -0.490

8. Delhi Daredevils, 12, 6, -0.478

q- qualified for play-offs 


Bangalore batted first on home soil, and an excellent showing from their middle order allowed them to rack up a lofty target.

It looked as though it might be a poor day at the crease for the Royal Challengers when Parthiv Patel fell for just a single run in the first over, while Virat Kohli managed just 12.

AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali’s arrival quickly changed things, though, as they racked up 69 and 65 runs, respectively. The former hit 12 fours to reach his total, while the latter bagged six sixes.

The pair were taken just two balls apart by Rashid Khan, but a 40 from Colin de Grandhomme and 22 from Sarfaraz Khan helped RCB push past the 200 mark.

Commentator Harsha Bhogle was enthralled:

De Villiers would play a key role in helping Bangalore hold off Hyderabad in the second innings, dismissing Alex Hales on 37 with a leaping one-handed catch.

Journalist Ayaz Memon was astounded by the South African:

Sunrisers would still come close as Kane Williamson racked up an impressive 81 and Manish Pandey got 62, but they were left with too big a task and ultimately fell short.

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May 17, 2018 at 12:52PM


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