SunRisers Hyderabad dented RCB: The Royal Challengers Bangalore ruined their race quest. When the last two Hyderabad Sunrisers shattered their hopes of finishing in the top two. With a narrow four-race victory in a final IPL thriller in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
After SRH brought on board a modest 141-for-7. SunRisers Hyderabad came back to cap the RCB at 137-for-6, which was only their third win in the league. In pursuit of the grand total. Devdutt Padikkal (41) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored most of the runs. But RCB kept losing ground and stalled at the end. Jason Holder defended 18 of the last two overs, threw an excellent over. And gave up just five runs for a wicket.
AB de Villiers scored a six on the fourth ball of the final, thrown by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But was unable to bring the team home as the South African failed to get the six. The team needed on the final ball.
Previously, 44-year-old starter Jason Roy shared a 58-ball. 70-run position with skipper Kane Williamson, 31. To set up the platform, but SunRisers Hyderabad lost three fast wickets for two runs on seven balls to finally add up. unsatisfactory.
RCB took a hit early in their quest when Bhuvneshwar caught Virat Kohli in the first over.
The decision to promote Daniel Christian to third place didn’t work out either, as he was duped by a slower delivery from Siddarth Kaul.
At 18-for-2, Srikar Bharat joined Devdutt Padikkal on the hand and produced two good shots for a six and a four to bring RCB to 37-for-2 in six overs.
Newman at Maxwell made his intention clear and hit Rashid Khan to the max. He repeated the treatment one more time, sending the Afghan freak on Long-on and then sweeping for four more.
But since Malik consistently covered over 150km, RCB decided to target the other bowlers.
However, a poor decision by Padikkal ended with Maxwell out, while the former was also caught on the edge when RCB broke further to 109-for-4 in 16.5 overs.
Shahbaz Ahmed took 29 of 18 balls and hit two fours to lower the equation before being eliminated by Holder in the 19th round. For RCB, Harshal Patel (3/33) and Daniel Christian (2/14) did the most damage after skipper Virat Kohli decided to go bowling.
Spin duo Yuzvendra Chahal (1/27) and Shahbaz Ahmed (0/21) kept things under control, while George Garton allowed 29 runs in two overs for his only wicket.
Abhishek Sharma, who was asked to open innings, hit a four and a six from Garton in the second half before punching Maxwell.
Williamson started off with a nice hedge run and then pulled one from Siraj through Square Leg for another edge.
The New Zealand skipper was very graceful as he played two sweet shots for two more shots on the fence against Garton’s Left-arm. Shahbaz attacked the stumps, but when he was wrong Roy quickly ran through his square leg.
After the end of the power play, SRH 50 stood at 1. The spinning duo of Shahbaz and Chahal pitched in tandem and did not allow the batters to free their arms.
While Roy lived dangerously, Patel knocked over Williamson‘s stumps with a utility knife while trying to make room for him when SRH slid 84-for-2 in 12th over.
Priyam Garg crushed Chahal with a six before being outscored by AB de Villiers ahead of Christian in the next over. Five balls later, Christian pulled a sensational catch from his own bowling alley to eliminate the well-adjusted Roy.
Chahal caught Abdul Samad on the first ball of the next overs before the window when SRH fell to 107 for 5 in 15.1 overs. Next, Wriddhiman Saha was served by a slower dispatch from Patel. Rashid (7 not out) and Holder (16) tried to accelerate before the latter landed on the last ball.
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