RCB halted their six-match losing streak with an emphatic 35-run win against SRH on the road. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, RCB’s innings was bolstered by half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar, setting a challenging total of 206/7. Kohli contributed a solid 51, while Patidar matched with a rapid 50. Jaydev Unadkat was the standout bowler for SRH, picking up three wickets for 30 runs.

In response, SRH managed 171/8, despite a resilient 40* from Shahbaz Ahmed and 31 from Abhishek Sharma. Karn Sharma was effective with the ball for RCB, taking two wickets for 29 runs in his four overs.

The match began aggressively with RCB’s Faf du Plessis and Kohli putting up 43 runs in just three overs. However, SRH managed to pull things back temporarily, reducing the run flow and claiming the wicket of Will Jacks. Patidar then turned the game with four sixes in an over, bringing up his fifty in just 18 balls, tying for the fastest fifty in RCB’s history. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, contributions from Mahipal Lomror, Cameron Green, and Dinesh Karthik helped RCB reach their final total.

IPL 2024 | RCB beat SRH by 35 Runs with the help of Kohli, Patidar and Bowlers

SRH’s chase was troubled from the start, losing early wickets, including those of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma. A brief fightback led by Pat Cummins raised hopes, but his dismissal in the 14th over left SRH needing an improbable 63 from the final three overs. Shahbaz’s effort was commendable but not enough to chase down the imposing target.

This victory was a crucial turnaround for RCB, showcasing their ability to put up a comprehensive performance and move up the standings.

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