Chasing 164, Sunrisers regarded on the right track to ease in direction of that concentrate on with Jonny Bairstow in very good type and set on the crease on 61.
However, Bairstow’s resolution to assault a Yuzvendra Chahal (3-18) supply turned the tide as he was skittled for the primary of eight wickets in 26 balls.
Vijay Shankar fell for a duck from the subsequent supply earlier than Priyam Garg went for 12 and Abhishek Sharma (7) was sufferer to an unbelievable mix-up with Rashid Khan (6).
With Mitchell Marsh nursing an damage and demoted down the batting line-up, the decrease order wilted, giving RCB a shocking begin to their quest for a primary IPL title.
Earlier, fifties from Devdutt Padikkal (56) and AB de Villiers (51) helped RCB to 163-5 from their 20 overs.
That complete didn’t appear to be being defended because the good Bairstow put Sunrisers, who misplaced opener David Warner (6) to a second-over run-out, in a superb place.
He hit six fours and a pair of sixes to information Sunrisers to 121-2 within the 16th over earlier than his ill-advised heave allowed Chahal’s floaty supply to clatter into leg stump.
A googly then eliminated Shankar first ball and, although Chahal didn’t declare a hat-trick, Garg quickly departed after a failed try to ramp Shivam Dube (2-15).
Sharma was run out in absurd vogue as he collided with Rashid, who wanted a number of minutes of therapy earlier than persevering with.
He adopted Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0) in being bowled by Navdeep Saini (2-25) within the subsequent over as Sunrisers light badly.
Marsh, who badly sprained his ankle in RCB’s innings, didn’t are available in till quantity 10 and was caught at long-on off his first ball and needed to be helped from the sphere.
RCB’s win was then wrapped up within the last over as Sandeep Sharma (9) was caught within the deep by skipper Virat Kohli off Dale Steyn (1-33).
Paddikal proves his price
The thrilling Paddikal acquired the nod to open alongside Aaron Finch forward of Parthiv Patel and vindicated that call with a superb innings. With Kohli and the explosive De Villiers additionally within the XI, RCB have a potent batting line-up that possesses the potential to ship in additional devastating vogue than they did in Dubai.
Chahal begins collapse
Seeing off the final over of Chahal, some of the harmful bowlers within the IPL with over 100 wickets within the competitors, was all the time more likely to be key for Bairstow and Sunrisers. He failed to take action and his poor shot proved a decisive error. Still, even the England worldwide couldn’t have predicted the way through which Sunrisers collapsed.
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