SRH vs RCB: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the 13th season eliminator of Indian Premier League (IPL). With this defeat, Bengaluru’s journey ended in the season. At the same time, Hyderabad is just one step away from the finals. For which they will have to meet Delhi Capitals in Qualifier-2 on 8 November.
After losing the toss in Abu Dhabi, Bengaluru set a target of 132 runs in front of Hyderabad. In response, Hyderabad won the match by scoring 132 runs at the loss of 4 wickets in 19.4 overs. Kane Williamson hit his 14th fifty in the league and a match-winning knock of unbeaten 50-run. Jason Holder also remained not out after scoring 24 runs. At the same time, Mohammed Siraj got 2 wickets while Adam Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal got 1-1 wicket.
Hyderabad’s Poor Start
Hyderabad did not start well as both openers returned to the pavilion in the power-play. Opener Shreevats Goswami was dismissed on the third ball of the first over. After this, captain David Warner was out for 17 on the third ball of the sixth over. Mohammad Siraj took both wickets.
Manish Pandey-Priyam Garg Poor Performance
Manish Pandey got a good start, but he could not convert it into big innings. Pandey scored 24 runs and dismissed by Adam Jampa. After this, young Priyam Garg could not do anything special and Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed him for an individual score of 7 runs.
AB De Villiers-led RCB to a Respectable Score
AB de Villiers led Bengaluru to a respectable score in the match. The team scored 131 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. De Villiers hit a 56-run knock while smashing his 38th fifty in the league. Aaron Finch scored 32 runs. At the same time, for Hyderabad, Jason Holder got 3, T Natarajan got 2 and Shahbaz Nadeem got one wicket.
Kohli-Padikkal Departs Early
Bengaluru did not start well in this match. Virat Kohli (6) was dismissed by Jason Holder. After this, Devdutt Padikkal (1 run) also could not last much on the field and became the hunt of Jason Holder.
Bengaluru’s Second Lowest Score in The Power-Play
Royal Challengers Bangalore openers unable to perform well in this match. RCB scored just 32 runs at the loss of 2 wickets in the power-play. This is the second-lowest score of RCB in power-play. Earlier on Saturday, Bengaluru scored 30 for 2 against Hyderabad in Sharjah.
Finch Completed 2000 IPL Runs
Aaron Finch completed his 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League. He is the 38th player to do so in the IPL. Finch has made 14 fifties in 87 matches in the league. His 88 not-out is his best score in IPL.
Moeen Ali Departs on the Free Hit
Moeen Ali run-out on the free hit in this match. Shahbaz Nadeem bowls the third ball of the 11th over of the match. De Villiers took a run at it. The third umpire later called it a no-ball. Moeen Ali was run-out on the free-hit in an attempt to steal a run.
Man of The Match
Kane Williamson is adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 50 off 44 deliveries with the help of c fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 113.63.
Kane Williamson Performance:
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) Playing XI:
David Warner (C), Shreevats Goswami (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Playing XI:
Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers (WK), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Changes in Playing XI:
Four changes were made in Bengaluru and one in Hyderabad. Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana and Shahbaz Ahmed were not included in the playing 11 and were replaced by Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Moeen Ali and Navdeep Saini in the playing XI. At the same time, Shreevats Goswami was included in the team in place of injured Wriddhiman Saha in Hyderabad.