Bangalore: After Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers helped Royal Challengers Bangalore score a massive total 227, David Warner gave Sunrisers Hyderabad a fantastic start as he brought up his fifty off 21 balls. But four wickets in four overs derailed SRH’s run chase and they lost the Indian Premier League match by 45 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.
Giving credit to the RCB for their fantastic batting, Warner said, “I won't take it away from AB and Kohli. Sarfaraz did his bit as well. It was a tough ask for the boys. Nehra has hurt his groin again. He will be out for a couple of games. Mustafizur was fantastic. We have to look back at positives and turn it around. We have a good batting track at Hyderabad. We should not lose wickets in clumps.”
Meanwhile RCB skipper Virat Kohli said, “We lost the toss and did not get what we wanted to. It was a really good effort from the batsmen and Parvez showed composure. It is never easy for the spinners to bowl in Bangalore. Parvez was the stand-out bowler for me today. Last year, me and AB had a good partnership in Mumbai. He hit balls as only he can. It was a pleasure playing with him. He took some pressure off me.”
AB de Villiers, who was Man-of-the-Match, said, “I absolutely love playing here. It was a nice busy innings with Virat. We enjoy running between the wickets. I have been scratchy, even in the nets. The bowlers have played together for a few years. Watson and Milne have come in and the youngsters are feeding off the experience. It is always important to start well and find your identity as a team. This is the kind of cricket we want to play this year.”