Faf Du Plessis, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, in action during match 54 of the Tata Indian Premier League 2022 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on May 8, 2022.
Faf Du Plessis, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, in action during match 54 of the Tata Indian Premier League 2022 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on May 8, 2022.Saikat Das/IPL

IPL 2022: Hasaranga's five-wicket haul seals Bangalore's crushing 67-run win over Hyderabad

Mumbai, May 8, 2022

Wanindu Hasaranga's five-wicket haul led Royal Challengers Bangalore's crushing 67-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

After an unbeaten 73 from Faf du Plessis and a sensational eight-ball 30 from Dinesh Karthik took Bangalore to a daunting 192/3, Hyderabad's batting order wilted under scoreboard pressure, crashing to 125 all out in 19.2 overs.

They had some solace in Rahul Tripathi's incredible 58 and some big hits from Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran, which didn't prove sufficient to avoid their fourth straight defeat.

Hyderabad's start of chasing 193 was an unfortunate one, losing their opening pair of Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma for nought in the span of first five balls. While Williamson was run-out by a direct hit from Shahbaz Ahmed with his bat on the line, Sharma was castled by a slider from Glenn Maxwell, rattling his off-stump.

Markram and Tripathi joined forces for a fifty-run partnership off 45 balls, hitting six boundaries between themselves before the former holed out to deep mid-wicket off Hasaranga.

Tripathi continued to snatch fours with some glorious shots and found company in Pooran smashing some boundaries. But Hasaranga came back to break the 38-run promising stand, taking out Pooran with a googly, taking an outer edge on an attempted slog to third man.

Tripathi brought up his fifty in style with a superb inside-out lofted six over extra cover off Mohammed Siraj and earned a reprieve when Hasaranga put down a sitter at deep backward point.

But the leg-spinner came back to have Jagadeesha Suchith stumped and when Tripathi pulled straight to deep square leg off Josh Hazlewood, the result was a foregone conclusion. Hazlewood, Hasaranga and Harshal Patel took out the remaining batters to register a thumping win for Bangalore.

Earlier, du Plessis anchored the RCB innings with an unbeaten 73 while Dinesh Karthik provided a grandstand finish with a sensational eight-ball 30 to propel the side to 192/3 in their 20 overs.

For Hyderabad, left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith took two wickets in a largely forgettable bowling performance.

Bangalore's innings had an inauspicious start as Virat Kohli flicked a full ball straight to short mid-wicket off left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith. It was also Kohli's second golden duck against Hyderabad and third of this season.

Du Plessis and Rajat Patidar took care of scoring in power-play after Kohli's fall with boundaries coming consistently. The duo took a liking to the extra pace of left-arm seamer Kartik Tyagi, hitting him for two fours and a six in the final over of power-play. Patidar was the main aggressor, smacking Suchith for a six over long-off and stood tall to punch Umran Malik through extra cover for four.

Du Plessis caught up with Patidar, hammering Malik through mid-off for four and earning a reprieve on the very next ball when Rahul Tripathi couldn't catch his pull and conceded a boundary. He ended the over with a pulled six over long-on to take 20 off Malik's first over.

With Tyagi and Malik going for plenty in their opening overs, Hyderabad had to turn to the sixth bowling option in Abhishek Sharma's left-arm spin. But that didn't stop du Plessis and Patidar from bringing the century of the partnership apart from the Bangalore skipper reaching his fifty with a four through extra cover off Tyagi.

The 105-run off 73 balls between Patidar and du Plessis ended when Suchith forced the former to hole out to deep mid-wicket. But there was no respite for Hyderabad as Glenn Maxwell began with a bang, bringing out the switch hit to whack Suchith for a huge six over cover. Maxwell and du Plessis constantly found boundaries in their stand of 54 off 37 balls before Tyagi took out the former in the 19th over.

But Dinesh Karthik spoiled Tyagi's final over with a six slogged over deep mid-wicket. He then proceeded to bring his A-game to the fore in finishing the innings by smacking Farooqui for three sixes -- over deep square leg, long-on and deep mid-wicket -- before thumping a four straight through long-on to give Hyderabad a daunting target of 193.

Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 192/3 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 73 not out, Rajat Patidar 48; Jagadeesha Suchith 2/30, Kartik Tyagi 1/42) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 125 all out in 19.2 overs (Rahul Tripathi 58, Aiden Markram 21; Wanindu Hasaranga 5/18, Josh Hazlewood 2/17) by 67 runs

IANS

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