Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Its sixth match in IPL 2021 on Wednesday, 14 April.
Both teams will play their second match of this tournament in their upcoming meeting. In their season openers, while RCB has started with a two-wicket victory in a last-ball thriller, SRH suffered a 10-run defeat.
SRH coach Trevor Bayliss opened up about the reason why Vijay Shankar batted ahead of Abdul Samad during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL 2021. SRH lost the match against KKR at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Sunday (12 April). While chasing 188, SRH remained 10 runs short in spite of losing only five wickets in the match.
Vijay Shankar, who batted at the number six position for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game, failed to hit big shots when the team needed a high required rate to win. After arriving on the crease in the 16th over, Shankar played 7 balls and could only score 11 runs. Abdul Samad, who arrived after Shankar’s dismissal, hit 19 runs off just 8 balls along with two sixes.
The Virat Kohli-led side pipped MI by two wickets in a last-ball thriller. They saw some exceptional performances in Harshal Patel’s five-wicket haul, first-ever against the Mumbai franchise, and a late blitz by veteran wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers. De Villiers smashed 48 off just 27 balls to take the Bangalore outfit to the cusp of victory. New recruits Glenn Maxwell (39 runs) and Kyle Jamieson (1/27 in overs) also made valuable contributions. With SRH losing their first encounter to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), RCB will have their tale up on Wednesday.