Learn about RCB vs SRH match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 65 of IPL 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) breathed life into their Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs campaign, staging an incredible win against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The match was largely defined by a stellar performance from Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, whose 172-run opening partnership ensured RCB beat SRH by massive 8 wickets.
The clash was headlined by two noteworthy centuries: a maiden ton from SRH’s Heinrich Klaasen and a magnificent hundred from Virat Kohli. Despite Klaasen’s commendable effort, it was Kohli’s unbeatable run-chase that dominated the day.
The match began with SRH setting a competitive total of 186/5, aided by Klaasen’s 104 off 49 balls, complemented by a useful knock from Aiden Markram. However, the brilliance of RCB’s opening pair, Kohli and Du Plessis, eclipsed SRH’s effort.
RCB’s chase started aggressively, with Kohli and Du Plessis firing from the onset. The partnership swiftly reached fifty and continued to grow steadily. Despite a potential setback with a catch off a no-ball, the pair remained undeterred, with both reaching their respective half-centuries. Kohli, displaying characteristic flair, brought up the 150-run partnership with Du Plessis.
As the match entered its climactic stage, RCB required just 23 runs off the last 18 balls. Kohli marked his first century of the season with a boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s delivery. Although SRH managed to dismiss the RCB openers eventually, the damage had already been done. RCB accomplished their target with four balls to spare, ensuring their playoff aspirations remained intact.
RCB’s victory is a testament to the masterful batting by the dynamic opening duo. Their outstanding partnership allowed RCB to control the match, despite a formidable performance from Klaasen and SRH. As the tournament advances, RCB’s powerful performance under pressure is sure to bolster their confidence for the upcoming games.
RCB vs SRH Score Summary:
- Sunrisers Hyderabad 186/5 (20 ov)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore 187/2 (19.2 ov)
- RCB won by 8 wickets
Points Table Update after IPL RCB vs SRH Match 65
Royal Challengers Bangalore jumped to number four position on the IPL points today and are now ahead of Mumbai Indians (with better NRR) after gaining 2 more points today. RCB has 14 points with one more match to go. SRH remains at number 10 with nine losses and 8 points in total.
RCB vs SRH Match 65 Award Winners at IPL 2023
All the awards carry a prize money of Rs 1 Lakh.
Major Highlights for RCB vs SRH Match Today
- Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis forge a breathtaking partnership of 172 runs.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) secure a dominating win and two crucial points.
- RCB’s remarkable chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2023.
- Virat Kohli showcases his chase masterclass with a scintillating century.
- Kohli’s century overshadows Heinrich Klaasen’s ton in a gripping run-fest.
- RCB’s flying start in the chase, courtesy of in-form openers Kohli and du Plessis.
- Mayank Dagar’s sensational catch turns out to be a no-ball, adding to SRH’s worries.
- Du Plessis and Kohli reach their respective half-centuries, propelling RCB to 108/0.
- Kohli’s sublime form as the 150-run partnership is reached for the opening wicket.
- Kohli smashes a maximum to reach his first century of the season in style.
- SRH dismisses both RCB openers but it’s too late as RCB chase down the target.
- Michael Bracewell gives SRH double blows in the fourth over of the innings.
- Heinrich Klaasen’s explosive batting, slamming boundaries and reaching his fifty in 24 balls.
- Aiden Markram and Klaasen rotate the strike brilliantly, not allowing RCB bowlers to settle.
- Klaasen’s partnership with Harry Brook, slamming boundaries at regular intervals.
- Klaasen brings up his maiden IPL century in 49 balls with an exceptional six.
- Glenn Phillips comes out to bat after Klaasen’s dismissal.
- SRH manages to gather only 4 runs in the last over, setting a total of 186/5.
- The thrilling match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
- RCB’s victory strengthens their position in the IPL 2023 standings.
IPL Next Match
In IPL 66th match, its Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (RR vs PBKS) Today on May 19 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. Follow live IPL score starting 15 minutes before the match start.