Match Over - Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 14 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who chose to bat
  • Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Referee: PJ Bhatt
  • When: 17 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Man of the Match: AB de Villiers


  • Umpire1: AY Dandekar
  • Umpire2: S Ravi
  • Third Umpire: C Shamshuddin



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Thank you for joining us. It's been a pleasure covering this game. Until next time, it's goodbye from myself, Shashank Kishore, and Nikhil Kalro. Cheers!

Time for the presentation

Ab de Villiers is the Player of the Match. "It's an amazing feeling when they chant my name. I look to put pressure on the bowlers. I'm human after all. If I get one or two away, I have momentum going my way. With the catch, I made it look tougher than it was. It curved away late, luckily it stuck. I got into a bad position. It'd be great to make the knockouts. Lot's got to happen. We have to win the next game, then it comes down to run rates."

Virat Kohli, the winning captain: "Emotions are alright, seen many of these games before. Have to stay calm, after a point, you have to understand the bowlers are in control. To be fair to them, it wasn't easy. There was dew as well, hats off to them for keeping their composure. Now we head to Rajasthan with momentum on our side, the team's feeling great. Tonight, AB, Moeen and Colin were outstanding. With the ball, there were difficulties but they did well. Moeen's come in and done a great job for us, hats off to him for grabbing opportunities with both hands. He's given us the balance. We're happy with the XI now, it's settled. Team's don't want us to win, looking at the strength, they want us to not win. We sense fear and we pounce. AB's catch was spiderman stuff, you don't do that as normal human beings. His shots still leave me in awe, the fielding unbelievable. Grateful to the crowd, this is our last home game. They've been fabulous."

Vincent Sunder wonders: "Pandey 62 off 38 but had two no-shot-offered deliveries and a cute no contact-attempt. Cost game?"

Kane Williamson says: "I think to be honest, we missed the trick a little with the ball in hand. RCB have a fantastic batting line-up and put us under pressure. When you're chasing a total like that, you need to make right decisions, at key times in the chase, we didn't. But there's a lot to learn as we move forward. We've seen the surface being tough here, tonight it was a good wicket, so we didn't want to get carried away. Close, but not close enough."

His next-door neighbour Tim Southee: "I thought I took the catch, but you never know. It looks worse on TV, third-umpire's decision, but we won and that's what matters.The way AB, Mo and Colin set the game up was great, it got tight towards the end but we held our nerve."

11.40pm RCB are now fifth with 12 points, level with Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI. Their game on Saturday against Royals in Jaipur is down to a knockout shootout. Big, big result for them.

What entertainment for the crowd. Over 400 runs, three magnificent knocks for RCB: AB, Moeen and de Grandhomme. Then in the chase, Williamson single-handedly brought this chase into the realms of possibility but was denied strike towards the end of the innings. He faced just eight balls in the last five overs leading into this final-over dismissal. That, right there, was the game. Manish Pandey played a good hand, but just didn't have enough in the tank to get his side home.

19.6Mohammed Siraj to MK Pandey, 1 run, swings this full toss towards wide long-on, single is all Pandey will get. Firecrackers go off in Bengaluru as RCB stay alive! Sunrisers have been pipped at the post despite some shoddy bowling from Royal Challengers..
19.5Mohammed Siraj to MK Pandey, 2 runs, slices this up and over the infield, lands in no man's land behind point, they'll come back for the second. Chinnaswamy roars, the red flags are out.
19.4Mohammed Siraj to DJ Hooda, 1 run, Kohli fluffs a simple chance at long-off but Chinnaswamy applauds because they know barring a brain freeze, they can't lose this. Hooda looked to clear the ropes, toe-ended it.
19.3Mohammed Siraj to MK Pandey, LEG BYES, 1 run, full toss angling down, swings and misses. Ball deflects off the pad towards short fine. A leg bye is all they'll get. Siraj escapes with a juicy full toss .
19.2Mohammed Siraj to MK Pandey, No run, trying to be too cute, misses. Looks to ramp this over short third man but the length is too full and straight. Can't lay bat to it.

The good thing from Sunrisers' point of view is that Pandey will be on strike, something their fans haven't liked hearing at different stages this season. Can he bail them out?

19.1Mohammed Siraj to KS Williamson, OUT, No run, scoops this straight to de Grandhomme at fine leg! This went a mile in the air as he walked out to expose all three stumps and scoop, the ball went a mile, was swirling high and handsome, but de Grandhomme kept his composure to pull off a difficult catch. Is that the game? What a game..
End of over 19. 11 runs this over. 195/2 after 113 balls.
MK Pandey 55 (33b 6x4 2x6 ) TG Southee 4-0-41-0
KS Williamson 81 (41b 7x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 18. 13 runs this over. 183/2 after 107 balls.
MK Pandey 45 (28b 4x4 2x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 3-0-38-0
KS Williamson 80 (40b 7x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 170/2 after 102 balls.
MK Pandey 34 (24b 3x4 1x6 ) TG Southee 3-0-30-0
KS Williamson 80 (39b 7x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 162/2 after 95 balls.
KS Williamson 78 (37b 7x4 5x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-26-1
MK Pandey 28 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) more

RCB would welcome that time-out. It's going back away from them very quickly and I reckon they are the side under pressure. Deiva, who is furiously working on his match bulletin, has observed Williamson has a control percentage of 100 against every RCB bowler except Chahal.

End of over 15. 22 runs this over. 152/2 after 90 balls.
MK Pandey 21 (16b 2x4 1x6 ) C de Grandhomme 2-0-34-0
KS Williamson 76 (35b 7x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 14. 13 runs this over. 130/2 after 84 balls.
KS Williamson 69 (33b 7x4 4x6 ) UT Yadav 4-0-31-0
MK Pandey 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 12 runs this over. 117/2 after 78 balls.
KS Williamson 58 (30b 6x4 3x6 ) C de Grandhomme 1-0-12-0
MK Pandey 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Eighth fifty for Kane Williamson this season. Only Kohli (11) and Warner (9) in 2016 have got more fifty-plus scores in an IPL season.

End of over 12. 11 runs this over. 105/2 after 72 balls.
MK Pandey 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 2-0-26-0
KS Williamson 48 (26b 6x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 94/2 after 66 balls.
MK Pandey 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-16-1
KS Williamson 37 (21b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 17 runs this over. 91/2 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 34 (17b 5x4 1x6 ) MM Ali 2-0-21-1
MK Pandey 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 74/2 after 54 balls.
KS Williamson 18 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 2-0-24-0
MK Pandey 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 64/2 after 48 balls.
AD Hales 37 (24b 2x4 3x6 ) MM Ali 1-0-4-1
KS Williamson 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 60/1 after 42 balls.
AD Hales 35 (20b 2x4 3x6 ) UT Yadav 3-0-18-0
KS Williamson 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 56/1 after 36 balls.
AD Hales 33 (18b 2x4 3x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-13-1
KS Williamson 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 15 runs this over. 47/0 after 30 balls.
AD Hales 29 (16b 1x4 3x6 ) Mohammed Siraj 1-0-15-0
S Dhawan 18 (14b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 32/0 after 24 balls.
AD Hales 22 (13b 1x4 2x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-4-0
S Dhawan 10 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 28/0 after 18 balls.
S Dhawan 8 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) UT Yadav 2-0-14-0
AD Hales 20 (9b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 17/0 after 12 balls.
AD Hales 9 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) TG Southee 1-0-14-0
S Dhawan 8 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 1-0-3-0
S Dhawan 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Vignesh Kamath: "Nail Biting Stats - If SRH score 180, then RCB's Run rate will move upto 0.36. If RCB is able to restrict SRH to 170, then RCB(0.39) will leapfrog MI(0.38) in terms if NRR and move to the top four."

S DhawanC YS Chahal B YS Chahal181502120
AD HalesC AB de Villiers B MM Ali372423154.17
KS WilliamsonC C de Grandhomme B Mohammed Siraj814275192.86
MK Pandeynot out 623872163.16
DJ Hoodanot out 1100100
Shakib Al Hasan -
SP Goswami -
Rashid Khan -
S Kaul -
Sandeep Sharma -
Basil Thampi -
Total 204/3
UT Yadav4.003107.75
TG Southee4.0045011.25
YS Chahal4.002817
Mohammed Siraj4.0043110.75
MM Ali2.0021110.5
C de Grandhomme2.0034017