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IPL 2016, RCB vs SRH as it happened: Kohli, de Villiers power Bangalore's 45-run win over Sunrisers

Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to get their IPL campaign off to a winning start when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru.

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IPL 2016, RCB vs SRH as it happened: Kohli, de Villiers power Bangalore's 45-run win over Sunrisers

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Apr 12, 2016 - 23:49 (IST)

Sunrisers started off well, but Parvez bowled well and Watson has a lot of experience. - Kohli

AB showed he's the best batsman on this generation -  Kohli

AB de Villiers is named the Man of the Match for his 82 off 42.

"It was pleasure playing with Virat tonight, we love running between wickets. I've been a bit scratchy in the last few weeks, even in the nets I felt horrible but it all matters what you do in the middle" - ABD

"These are signs of very good things to come in the season " - ABD

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:39 (IST)

"Ashish Nehra is going to be out for a couple of games, he has picked up a groin injury"  - David Warner

"We'll try and take positives from the game and hope for a quick turnaround." - Warner praises Mustafizur (2-26 from his 4 overs)

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:36 (IST)

And it's all over, Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 45 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB start the ninth season of IPL in style. Kohli continues his otherworldly form with yet another 50, AB chose the day to return to form, new addition Watson gave an all-round performance (19 runs that had 3 sixes, and 2 wickets), Sarfaraz played a blistering cameo. A complete and dominating performance.

Shikhar Dhawan's form would be a cause of worry for SRH, Warner though looked in fine nick. But the bowling left much to be desired. Nehra's injury also needs to be taken into stock, it could be a big blow if the in-form veteran is sidelined.  

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:31 (IST)

After 19 overs,Hyderabad 173/6 ( Eoin Morgan 21 , Karn Sharma 19)

Karn Sharma resisting a lost cause, he's muscled a couple fours and six in the last two overs. But all too little and too late. Sunrisers need 55 runs off the last over. Impossible is the word that jumps to mind. This game has been one-sided.

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:24 (IST)

SRH need 69 more runs from 14 balls. Only Kohli and AB batting together can make that seem target seem possible.

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:18 (IST)

After 16 overs,Hyderabad 147/6 ( Eoin Morgan 15 , )

OUT! Reddy's cameo ends, he departs on 32 off 18 balls. Watson bowls him out and gets his second wicket on the night.

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:15 (IST)

After 15 overs,Hyderabad 139/5 ( Eoin Morgan 8 , Ashish Reddy 31)

Reddy continues his fightback and Rasool becomes the target this time in the 15th over. He first slogs on the leg side for four and then a maximum over long-on. 14 runs off the over, but much more needed. 89 off 30 balls the chase now.  RRR touching 18 now.

Apr 12, 2016 - 23:08 (IST)

After 14 overs,Hyderabad 125/5 ( Eoin Morgan 6 , Ashish Reddy 19)

Reddy slams two sixes off Chahal, hammers one over long-on and then sent the second one over extra cover. Reddy is fighting, but it's too little too late for SRH. 

Apr 12, 2016 - 22:57 (IST)

After 12 overs,Hyderabad 106/5 ( Eoin Morgan 5 , Ashish Reddy 1)

OUT! Hooda departs, he pulls Chahal but AB is again there to catch it. Chahal scalps his second on the night, SRH lose 3 wickets in 3 overs. 

Eoin Morgan sweep that goes for four isn't enough to pull back things now. RCB are cruising towards a big victory.

Apr 12, 2016 - 22:53 (IST)

OUT! Henriques' misery ends, Milne gets the wicket. Speed got Henriques, a short ball, he couldn't time it well, got a top edge and Rasool took the easy catch.

Preview: Formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to get their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign off to a winning start when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Kohli has been in sublime form lately, especially in the recent World Twenty20 with 273 runs in five matches to bag the Player of the Tournament. The right-handed batsman will hope he continues his good form in the cash-rich T20 League.

Besides Kohli, the presence of swashbuckling batsman from the Caribbean Chris Gayle, Proteas’ AB de Villiers and recently retired Australia all-rounder Shane Watson make a fearsome batting line-up in the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2016 RCB vs SRH as it happened Kohli de Villiers power Bangalores 45run win over Sunrisers

Kohli and AB de Villiers put up a 157-run partnership. BCCI

RCB will miss injured Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc, but New Zealand's Adam Milne is likely to lead the bowling attack alongside Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Sreenath Arvind and Varun Aaron.

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s performance has been a trifle disappointing in the past few seasons despite having match-winners in the squad.

The team, led by Australia's hard-hitting batsman David Warne, will aim to put aside their poor performance in the past and start afresh on Tuesday against a good and well balanced RCB.

Hyderabad will miss the services of India star batsman Yuvraj Singh who is nursing an ankle injury.

But their batting line-up comprising of skipper Warner, India’s Shikhar Dhawan, England’s Eoin Morgan, Kiwi Kane Williamson and all-rounder Moises Henriques makes a good unit.

India’s veteran pacer Ashish Nehra will add experience to the side alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kiwi pacer Trent Boult in the bowling department.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Praveen Dubey, Vikramjeet Malik, Iqbal Abdulla, Sachin Baby, Akshay Karnewar, Vikas Tokas, K.L. Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Ahmed, S. Arvind, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal, A.B. de Villiers, David Wiese, Adam Milne and Chris Gayle.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ricky Bhui, Trent Boult, Moises Henriques, Abhimanyu Mithun, Siddarth Kaul, Mustafizur Rahman, Naman Ojha, Karn Sharma, Tirumalsetti Suman, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Ashish Reddy, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Eoin Morgan, Vijay Shankar, Barinder Sran, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson.

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