It was a one-sided game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad as the home side took on Royal Challengers Bangalore.
SRH were led by the opening duo of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner who piled on 185 runs for the first wicket, with each player scoring his respective hundreds. Their knocks helped SRH post 231 on the board, which proved too tough a task for RCB as they lost by 118 runs.
Batsmanship of the highest quality from @jbairstow21 & @davidwarner31 & some crafty bowling from @MohammadNabi007 & @sandeep25a & a really satisfying victory for us. May we carry on with this momentum & play our best game each day. Extremely Delighted with d performance #SRHvRCB pic.twitter.com/Gd22u8dqS7
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 31, 2019
Here is how the three uncapped players fared in the game.
Shivam Dube (RCB)
A lot was expected from the youngster after his showings in domestic cricket, but he has failed to live up to his reputation thus far. Other than his last over 6 against Lasith Malinga against Mumbai Indians, he has not yet risen to the occasion, which makes the RCB middle-order quite fragile. He was out for a 7-ball 5 on Sunday, with Mohammad Nabi getting his wicket. Though he did hit a four against Sandeep Sharma, Dube was out miscuing a shot to long-on.
Prayas Barman (RCB)
The youngster made his IPL debut and had a horrid day as his 4 overs went for 56 runs! He was immediately taken on by Bairstow who hit him for a six and two fours in the ninth over of the innings. The nightmare did not seem for the player as Warner too got into the game soon, and the batting duo kept stealing singles and twos whilst hitting him for the big hits. The Englishman, in particular, was very harsh on Burman, as he hit him for three more sixes in the innings.
He, however, stuck around and managed to salvage pride of some kind in the RCB innings with the bat, as he contributed 19 runs off 24 balls. He struck a 51-run partnership with Colin de Grandhomme and showed how to apply oneself in pressure moments.
Deepak Hooda (SRH)
The onslaught from the two SRH openers meant that Hooda, coming into the game for Shahbaz Nadeem, did not get to bat. He, however, latched on to 3 catches in the field– the first when he got Dube out at long-on, the second when Prayas Barman chipped it to short mid-wicket and then returned to pick RCB’s last wicket.