Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their last eight wickets for 32 runs as they self-destructed after doing all the hard work while chasing 164 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the teams’ Indian Premier League opener in Dubai on Monday.
SRH, who elected to bowl first after winning the toss, were eventually bowled 153, giving RCB a 10-run win.
The David Warner-led side seemed to be cruising at 121/2 after 15.1 overs but then they lost two wickets in two balls.
It was Yuzvendra Chahal’s final over and most were expecting SRH to just play out the over.
Instead, the well-set Jonny Bairstow went for the big shot and was bowled after making a classy 61. Off the very next ball, Vijay Shankar was deceived by the googly and bowled. The two wickets set the cat among the pigeons.
From that point on, SRH self-destructed.