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IPL 2024, RCB vs SRH: In a run-fest at Chinnaswamy, SRH outplay RCB

IPL 2024, RCB vs SRH: Travis Head, Heinrich Klaasen play a crucial hand in SRH win against RCB at Bengaluru. Top takeaways for SRH and RCB from the match.

IPL 2024, RCB vs SRH: Travis Head-Abhishek Sharma scored 108 off 49 against RCB | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Head-Abhishek scored 108 off 49 against RCB (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: SRH 287/3 (Head 102, Klassen 67, Ferguson 2/52) beat RCB 262/7 (Karthik 83, Du Plessis 62, Cummins 3/43) by 25 runs. 

Player of the Match: Travis Head (102 runs in 41 balls)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) broke their 277-run record with a powerful total of 287/3 in 20 overs. Travis Head (102) and Heinrich Klassen tore up the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) bowling attack. Dinesh Karthik’s charismatic 83-run knock shouldered the hosts to 262/7, but the visitors celebrated their 25-run win. 

Key Takeaways from RCB vs SRH, Match 30, IPL 2024- Winning Team (SRH)

SRH set a new batting milestone by breaking their record

From the very first over to the last over, the Hyderabad batters just kept on smashing the big shots. At no point in the 120-ball period did they cease their brutal batting. Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma began in a fearless mood with a 108-run opening stand in just eight overs. 

Heinrich Klaasen got a promotion to number three. He nailed every slot delivery for sixes and fours. If Head’s 41-ball 103-run knock wasn’t enough for the entertainment, Klassen smoked 31-ball 67 runs. Towards the end, Abdul Samad’s unbeaten 37-run knock in 10 balls flew them to 287/3. 

In their whole batting innings, the Sunrisers faced only 24 dot balls. The batting display just put a statement for all the franchises going deep into the tournament.

Key Takeaways from RCB vs SRH, Match 30, IPL 2024- Losing Team (RCB)

RCB continued their poor bowling show

Just like the sun rises and sets at specific times, the RCB unit keeps on coming up short, poor bowling day in and day out. Like their tournament so far, even this evening, they looked clueless in their planning. 

The strategies were not great at all. The bowlers didn’t just have any plan B. They kept on bowling line and length and continued to be smashed around the park. Many teams tried the cutters and wide line channel to make it tough for the batters to free their arms. 

On small grounds like the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, they could easily try the ’hit the deck hard’ type of bowling. Bowling will always be difficult in this modern era, but the Bengaluru bowlers need to devise smart tactics. 

IPL 2024, RCB vs SRH_ Dinesh Karthik scored 83 off 35 against SRH _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Dinesh Karthik scored 83 off 35 against SRH (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Karthik remains the sole silver lining in RCB’s middle-order

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru struggled with their batting middle order. Except for Dinesh Karthik, no batter has been able to spend time in the middle. The wicket-keeper batter looked rusty in their season's opening game but eventually got his mojo back. 

The 38-year-old is why RCB are finishing on a high note in the death overs. In the last game against Mumbai Indians, he nailed an excellent unbeaten 53-run knock in 23 balls. 

He has been going deep into the crease and using the bowlers' pace. It’s also offering him the elevation of the big shots. Karthik continued the purple patch with back-to-back fifties. His 83-run knock in 34 balls took his IPL 2024 tally to 226 runs in seven innings at a strike rate of over 200.


Statistical highlights for RCB vs SRH, Bengaluru, IPL 2024
  • RCB have the highest economy of 10.55 in the bowling powerplay of IPL 2024. 

  • In the middle overs (7-15), SRH have smashed the most sixes (30) of this IPL 2024. 

  • 287/3 by the Sunrisers is now the second-highest aggregate in T20s. 

  • Travis Head holds the record for the fourth-fastest IPL century in 39 balls. 

  • 549 runs in this game is the highest aggregate match total of a T20 game. 

Points table scenario and what’s next

With the victory, SRH moves to the fourth position with a net run rate (NRR) of +0.502. RCB stays at the bottom with a damaged NRR of -1.185. 

The top two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on each other. The game will take place on April 16 at the Eden Gardens. 

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