M52 : Hyderabad put RCB in trouble, SRH in top-4 by winning 5 wickets
In the 52nd match of the 13th season of IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won in Sharjah on Saturday night. He defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 5 wickets. First he stopped Bengaluru for 120/7 and then achieved the winning target (121 runs) by losing 5 wickets in 14.1 overs. Wriddhiman Saha scored the highest 39 runs. Jason Holder (unbeaten 26 runs, 10 balls, 3 sixes, one four) won with a six. Sunrisers' hopes remain with victory in 'Do or Die'.
Chasing a target of 121 runs, the Sunrisers team's first wicket fell to a score of 10, when captain David Warner (8) was returned by Washington Sundar. After a partnership of 50 runs, Manish Pandey (26) was made a victim by Yuzvendra Chahal. The second wicket fell on a score of 60 runs.
After this, Chahal trapped Wriddhiman Saha (39) in the last ball of the 11th over of the innings. The third wicket fell on a score of 82. Kane Williamson (8) could not stay long, he was caught by Isuru Udana at the hands of Virat Kohli, the fourth wicket fell at the score of 87. Eventually Jason Holder took the front, but Abhishek Sharma (8) lost his wicket off the ball of Navdeep Saini. The 5th wicket fell for 114 runs. Holder (26 not out) gave the victory with a six.
This is how Sunrisers Hyderabad's innings
Sunrisers started to chase the target also started poorly. Captain David Warner, after scoring 8 runs, gave easy catch to Isuru Udana off the ball of Washington Sundar. Pandey appeared in rhythm from the beginning. He hit two fours on Chris Morris after hitting a four and a six on Navdeep Saini. Saha also welcomed Mohammad Siraj with fours and sixes after hitting a four on Sundar.
Scored 58 for one wicket in the power play
Sunrisers scored 58 runs for one wicket in the power play. Captain Virat Kohli then handed the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal and he ended his 50-run partnership with Saha by sending Pandey to the pavilion. Saha hit fours on Udana and Chahal. He, however, missed an attempt to play Chahal's ball forward and de Villiers stumped him. He hit four fours and a six in his innings of 32 balls.
Finally Jason Holder takes over
After scoring 8 runs, Kane Williamson was caught by Udana off Kohli at extra cover, making the Sunrisers score 87 for four. Jason Holder lowered the pressure on Udana and Saini as soon as he came and brought the team's score to 100 runs in the 14th over. Abhishek Sharma (8) also hit a six over Saini but returned to the pavilion on the next ball. Holder then led the team to victory with a six over Chahal.
RCB innings halted for 120/7 runs
With the effective performance of the bowlers led by Sandeep Sharma, Sunrisers Hyderabad stopped Royal Challengers Bangalore for 120 runs for 7 wickets. Sandeep took 20, while Jason Holder took 2-2 wickets for 27 runs. Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem and T Natarajan took one wicket each. Natarajan conceded just 11 runs in his spell of 4 overs. Apart from Bangalore opener Josh Philip (32), no batsman crossed the 30-run mark. AB de Villiers scored 24 runs.
Sandeep Sharma returns Virat for 7th time
Sunrisers captain David Warner decided to bowl first after winning the toss, which was proved by Sandeep Sharma to be absolutely right. Sandeep, after bowling the in-form Devadutt Paddikal (5), caught the captain of the opposing team, Virat Kohli (7), by Kane Williamson on short extra cover. This fast bowler has dismissed Kohli for the 7th time in the IPL. Sandeep Sharma was the man of the match.