Challengers Bangalore
(RCB) on Saturday suffered a humiliating 9 wickets defeat
to SunRisers Hyderabad after they were bowled out for 68 runs in 16.1 overs at
the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

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After “a
bad day at the office” RCB captain, Faf du Plessis urged his boys not to
“get a lot emotional”. RCB’s defeat came after two consecutive wins.

Diagnosing the
reasons for the bizarre performance against SRH, du Plessis said, “The first
four overs, we shouldn’t have lost so many wickets, it was a bit spicy upfront.
We still got to find a way to set a foundation (in the upcoming games), even if
it’s sacrificing a few runs in the powerplay. We just needed to get through
that phase where the ball was swinging and seaming, one you get through it, it
becomes easier.”

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Talking about
the Brabourne wicket, Faf du Plessis abstained from putting any blame on the
pitch. The veteran captain instead praised the green pitch which aided the
bowlers. The former South Africa captain also heaped praise on Marco Jansen for the
brilliant spell.

Batting first,
RCB lost three wickets in the second over. South African pacer Jansen
dismissed du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Anuj Rawat. After Jansen, it was the turn
of T Natarajan who ripped through the RCB middle order. Natarajan also scalped
three wickets. Umran Malik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got one wicket each while
Jagadeesha Suchith got a brace.

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“This wicket
looked the best, the expectations were pretty high, it was a very good wicket.
There are no excuses though. Jansen bowled well in his first over swinging the
ball both ways and got the big wickets. You want to make sure you don’t get a
lot emotional, it was a bad day at the office, but you need to keep your chin
up and need to get the learning from it. As a team we need to move forward,
it’s a long tournament,” said du Plessis.

defeat meant RCB slipped to the fourth spot while SRH rose to the second