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IPL 2024: Aaron Finch reflects on RCB’s loss to SRH, highlighting importance of hitting sixes

Former Australia cricketer Aaron Finch pinpointed the disparity in boundary-hitting as the key factor behind Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s 25-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024. Travis Head and Dinesh Karthik’s valiant efforts weren’t enough to chase down SRH’s record total of 287/3, the highest in IPL history.

Finch highlighted the importance of hitting sixes in the T20 format, emphasizing the impact of boundaries on the game’s outcome. Heinrich Klaasen’s aggressive approach and Travis Head’s early momentum set the tone for SRH’s dominant batting performance.

RCB’s bowling unit lacked depth and experience, with the absence of a specialist spinner and Mohammed Siraj on the bench. The pace bowlers struggled to contain SRH’s onslaught, conceding 137 runs off just ten overs.

The match witnessed a record-breaking display of power-hitting, with Sunrisers and RCB collectively hitting 38 sixes. SRH’s 41 boundaries set a new benchmark for T20 batting excellence, showcasing their aggressive approach and intent throughout the innings.

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