Hyderabad beat Bangalore by 33 runs in their IPL match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Score | PhotosSri Lankan danger man Tillakaratne Dilshan could not contribute much to the Bangalore innings as he failed to perform against superb bowling attack by Hyderabad. Dilshan scored only 7 off 8 balls when he was caught out by Sangakkara on Ishant Sharma’s delivery.Soon after Dilshan headed to pavillion Dale Steyn bowled out promoted Zaheer Khan on a swinging full toss which hit the middle wicket. Zak got out on a duck. Mayank Agarwal, who was looking confident, played a lose shot on a shot pitch delivery by Manpreet Gony and was caught out by Amit Mishra. Gony also ended AB de Villiers’ innings on a duck.Playing under pressure, Saurabh Tiwary in order to score quick runs fell victim to Amit Mishra’s delivery, which turned to get the top edge and Sangakkara made no mistake.Cheteshwar Pujara and Johan van der Wath fell to Steyn when he dismissed both in the 17th over of the match and he was also the pick of the bowlers for DC with figures of 4-0-24-3.For Bangalore Virat Kohli scored a brilliant 71 off just 51 balls before falling to Gony.Ryan Ninan was the last man out for Bangalore, who just scored 3 runs before he was dismissed by Daniel Christian.Hyderabad inningsEarlier, Hyderabad scored 175/5 in 20 overs against Bangalore in their IPL match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. advertisementBangalore captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and chose to bowl against Hyderabad. A fine decision considering that Bangalore lost one quick wicket early in the innings.Zaheer Khan send Shikhar Dhawan back to give Bangalore their early breakthrough. Dhawan mis-timed his shot giving an easy catch to RCB captain Daniel Vettori.Just as Dhawan walked back to the pavilion, Kumar Sangakkara took the crease to support Sunny and began to steady the innings.Sunny Sohal fell prey to Ryan Ninan’s delivery. Misplacing the shot he was caught by Saurabh Tiway at the long on for 38 runs.Johan van der Wath got rid of DC’s skipper Kumar Sangakkara when he was looking to consolidate and help his team pose a big total on the scoreboard.With his ballistic performance, right-hand batsman Bharat Chipli completed his 50 off 29 balls. Chipli and JP Duminy shared 50 runs partnership for the 4th wicket. Duminy who was playing well against the RCB bowling attack was taken out by Zaheer Khan.Hyderabad star batsman Bharat Chipli, who scored 64 off 35 balls, was not-out as DC puts a mammoth target for the Bangalore.Dale Steyn was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his brilliant figures of 4-0-24-3.
India rode on Rohit Sharma’s 140 and Virat Kohli’s 77 to post a mammoth 336/5 off 50 overs against Pakistan in their 4th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Sunday. KL Rahul, who was promoted to open the innings with Rohit Sharma, hit 57.The rain had interrupted the play in the 47th over and continued for about the next 20 minutes. Mohammad Amir struck to dismiss Virat Kohli immediately after the play resumed post short rain break.Kedhar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar then took the responsibility to score quick runs at the end of innings. Mohammad Amir contained the run rate and both Indian batsmen could add only 22 runs in the next 19 balls.Pakistan was poor and sloppy on the field after electing to bowl in overcast conditions. Mohammad Amir was tight upfront but Hassan Ali was unable to build any pressure as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got off to a strong start. They became the first Indian opening pair to hit a 100+ stand against Pakistan in World Cup history.KL Rahul was the more watchful of the two while Rohit Sharma smashed his third 50+ score in the 2019 World Cup. Rohit Sharma had started the 2019 World Cup with a bang – he had hit a hundred against South Africa before scoring a fifty against Australia. On Sunday, Rohit Sharma hit a classy 140 and was gutted when he got out – who knows, he could have hit another double hundred!Virat Kohli meanwhile, was happy to play second fiddle as long as Rohit Sharma played those sensational shots. Once he got out, Kohli upped the ante and hit his 2nd fifty of the World Cup. He also smashed Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs.advertisementHardik Pandya played a nice cameo but MS Dhoni was out for 1 before rain forced the players off the field. Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz were both warned twice for stepping on the protected area of the pitch.Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was left frustrated with his bowlers and fielders. Apart from Amir and Hassan in his second spell, the other Pakistani bowlers did not look like they were up for a fight against India’s star batsmen.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Injured Shikhar Dhawan helps teammates out with drinksAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli fastest to 11,000 ODI runsAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs PakistanAlso See: