Shahbaz Ahmed’s milestone, Glenn Maxwell’s long wait for an IPL fifty and more stats

It was the fifth straight loss for SRH at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Glenn Maxwell. (Photo source: Twitter)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a good start in the 2021 IPL as they won their second game in a row of this edition. They beat SRH by 6 points to defend a modest total. They won their first game earlier against Mumbai. The Bangalore team were asked to strike first after losing the toss.

RCB posted a total of 149/8 in 20 overs with the help of a fifty fine from Glenn Maxwell. The Australian all-rounder scored 59 points on 41 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Jason Holder picked up 3 wickets for 30 points in his four out spell.

In pursuit of that total, SRH captain David Warner smashed fifty brilliants. He scored 54 points on 37 balls using 7 fours and 1 sixes. The Hyderabad side had already scored 96/1 in 13.1 overs and were heading for an easy victory. From there, they lost 8 wickets for just 46 races. SRH could only manage 143/9 in 20 overs and lost the game.

Let’s take a look at the important stats and figures after the IPL clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore ended:

5 – After four consecutive defeats at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, the SRH team couldn’t break the streak even in this match and lost the 5th game trotting.

8 – David Warner marked his 8th half-century against RCB in IPL. He surpassed Rohit Sharma who is 7 years old against the Bangalore franchise.

43 – Glenn Maxwell smashed his first 50 IPL since the 2016 season. His half-century came after a 1806-day gap.

4 – This was the fourth lowest total defended by RCB in IPL history.

100– It was the 100th IPL game for Yuzvendra Chahal while playing for the RCB team in IPL. He is the third player after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to reach the benchmark.

5311 – David Warner increased his IPL point total to 5,311 after this game. He passed Rohit Sharma (5292) and Shikhar Dhawan (5282) to reach third place on the list.

877– David Warner now holds the record for most points (877) against RCB in T20 cricket. He surpassed MS Dhoni (834) in this regard.

3 – Shahbaz Ahmed played brilliantly in this match taking 3 wickets for 7 points in his 2 overs. He became the third bowler to pick a 3-iron for RCB while playing just 2 overs in an IPL match.

6- In the last 8 games, whenever Manish Pandey has scored over 30 points for SRH, the team have found themselves on the losing side 6 times. He struggled in this game and could only score 38 points out of 39 balls.

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