Kohli receives a delivery from Nitish Reddy and smashes it for a magnificent six! He expertly positions himself and executes a powerful pull shot, sending the ball soaring over deep mid-wicket. The ball travels an incredible distance and lands deep into the stands. Kohli’s remarkable strike showcases his ability to maintain an impressive momentum even after the powerplay phase has ended.
Once again, Siraj displays his exceptional bowling skills, concluding his four overs with figures of 1 for 17. Could that final over be the turning point of the match? However, the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings revolved around one man – Heinrich Klaasen.
Right from his very first delivery, where he elegantly punched a back-of-a-length ball off the off-stump through the cover region, Klaasen stood head and shoulders above the rest in a lineup that has struggled for consistency.
The other batsmen merely had to support him, but unfortunately, they didn’t do a commendable job in that aspect. Nonetheless, Klaasen’s innings, adorned by his distinctive ginger beard, was a sight to behold.
RCB missed a valuable opportunity by not employing more pace against him, and he capitalized on it, unleashing clean strikes against the spinners. His ball striking was truly a spectacle to witness. Despite Shahbaz and Karn being taken to task, Faf failed to turn to Bracewell, who had already claimed two wickets in his first over.
With a competitive total on the board, Sunrisers Hyderabad has placed RCB under considerable pressure, as this game is nearly a must-win situation for them.