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IPL 2024: RCB vs SRH 41th Match Highlights – RCB Thrash SRH by 35 Runs, Patidar Steals the Show

IPL 2024 RCB vs SRH 41th Match Highlights

The 41st match of IPL 2024 was a heart-stopping clash between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). After a string of losses, RCB desperately needed a win, and they managed to pull it off spectacularly, defeating SRH by a comfortable margin of 35 runs.

The match began with RCB winning the toss and electing to bat first. This decision seemed wise as their openers, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, provided a solid foundation. The ever-reliable Kohli continued his impressive form this season, scoring a well-made fifty (51 runs off 43 balls). However, the true hero for RCB emerged as young batsman Rajat Patidar. Stepping up to the plate, Patidar played a match-winning knock. He launched a brutal attack on the SRH bowling attack, scoring a blazing half-century in just 20 balls. 

His innings was filled with powerful shots that left the SRH bowlers bewildered. Patidar’s knock gave RCB a much-needed boost in the middle overs and instilled a sense of urgency in the remaining batters. Despite losing a few wickets in the later stages, RCB put up a competitive total of 206 runs on the board, giving their bowlers a decent target to defend.

Chasing a challenging target of 207 runs, SRH’s innings never quite got going. They suffered a setback early on, losing their openers cheaply. While batters like Abhishek Sharma (31 runs), Shahbaz Ahmed (40* runs), and Nitish Kumar Reddy (not out) showed some fight with valuable contributions, they were constantly playing catch-up. The required run rate kept climbing, putting immense pressure on the SRH batters. 

RCB’s bowlers, on the other hand, bowled with discipline and accuracy. Experienced campaigner Jaydev Unadkat picked up three crucial wickets for just 30 runs in his four overs. Young spinner Karn Sharma also impressed, taking two crucial wickets for 29 runs. As wickets continue to fall consistently and the run rate steadily increases, the pressure becomes too much for SRH to handle. They eventually fell short of the target by 35 runs, handing RCB a much-needed victory.

This win is a significant turning point for RCB’s season. After a series of losses, they finally broke the losing streak and gained some momentum. The knock by Rajat Patidar will be remembered for a long time, as it was instrumental in setting up the win for RCB. Virat Kohli’s consistency at the crease is another positive takeaway for the team. With their confidence restored, RCB hopes to build on this victory and climb up the points table in the remaining matches of the season. For SRH, this loss is a setback, but they will need to regroup swiftly and focus on winning their upcoming encounters.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bengaluru                                 206/7  (20)

Virat Kholi

51 (43)

Jaydev Unadkat
3/30 (4)

Rajat Patidar

50 (20)

T. Natarajan
2/39 (4)

Cameron Green

37* (20)

Mayank Markande
1/42 (3)

Sunrisers Hyderabad                                                   171/8 (20)

Shahbaz Ahmed

40* (37)

Cameron Green
2/12 (2)

Abhishek Sharma

31 (13)

Karn Sharma
2/29 (4)

Pat Cummins

31 (15)

Swapnil Singh
2/40 (3)

Toss: RCB won the toss and decided to bat first

Stadium: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Result: RCB won by 35 runs

Player of the Match: Rajat Patidar (RCB) – 50 (20)