Welcome to the match 1 of Hyderabad vs Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad. Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl first. The both teams played in the last year final where Hyderabad won the title and today RCB was without Kohli, AB and Rahul while SRH was without their best bowler Mustafizur. It was a high scoring game. This time again Hyderabad got the 2 points against RCB. The high scoring game goes to Hyderabad today.
It was a good start of the match with superb 200 plus runs on the board. Special thanks to Yuvraj Singh who played superb knock in the opening match of IPL 10. They started well with Warner and Dhawan but Warner departed after scoring quick 14 runs in bowling of new comer Ankit Choudhary. Dhawan looks very much in control today with Henriques gave good support at other end. Both scored 74 runs partnership and then Dhawan gone at 40 runs. Henriques made first fifty of the season. He made 52 of 37 balls. It was a day for Yuvraj Singh who was picking every ball and scored superb 50 of this season. He made 62 runs of just 27 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. At last Ben Cutting hit 2 sixes of the last over of Shane Watson. Bangalore Bowlers were not able to give their best as host scored 207 runs with loss of 4 wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore was plaing with their eleven in which they missed AB de Villers, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Mitchell Starc. The best of the four was not playing but still they have a good batting side. Their team gave too many runs and the reason was a good batting pitch. They started well with first fifty run stand of Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh but both departed after that. The new comer Rashid Khan got first wicket of his IPL today. Kedar Jadhav and Travid Head tried hard for their thirties and then both departed. Rashid Khan got 2 wickets in the inning. The things were looking in control of Hyderabad. They got their best bowlers in the death. Bhuvneshwar and Nehra got 2-2 wickets each and Bangalore all out at 172 runs.
Yuvraj Singh has the best time in the 1st match and he scored good fifty in opening match. Superb opening inning for him in this IPL Season.