M58 : SRH beat RCB by 6 wickets in Thrilling Eliminator
The Eliminator match of the 13th season of IPL has been won by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). On Friday night, they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in Abu Dhabi. First they stopped Bangalore for 131/7 and then reached the target (132 runs) by losing 4 wickets in 19.4 overs. Kane Williamson (50 not out) and Jason Holder (24 not out) led the team to victory. Sunrisers will now play Qualifier-2 to go to the finals. This was Sunrisers fourth consecutive win.
With this, the journey of the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Virat Kohli, ended here. RCB dropped out of the tournament. They suffered their fifth consecutive defeat.
Sunrisers will now face Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier-2 on 8 November in Abu Dhabi. The team that wins this match will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in Dubai on 10 November in the final.
Sunrisers team reached such victory
RCB bowlers also made a small goal for the Sunrisers like a mountain, but the positive batting of the man of the match Williamson made a difference. He held one end and scored an unbeaten 50 off 44 balls, which included 2 fours and 2 sixes. He shared an unbroken 65-run partnership with Holder (24 not out off 20 balls), helping the Sunrisers reach their target by losing 4 wickets in 19.4 overs.
RCB spinners Adam Jampa (1 for 12) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1 for 24) took two wickets for only 36 runs in 8 overs after a brilliant start from Mohammad Siraj (2 for 28).
Sunrisers had a bad start
Sunrisers also did not start well. He missed the top order of Wriddhiman Saha, who could not play due to injury. Srivats Goswami, who replaced him, had good wicketkeeping, but could not open the account at bat, Manish Pandey (24) hit Siraj for six, but this fast bowler got the wicket of second opener David Warner (17) in the power play.
Initially the effect of dew was less visible and the spinners tightened the screws as soon as they arrived. After the power play, only 24 runs were scored in 7 overs, meanwhile the ball did not reach the boundary, while two wickets fell. Jampa got Pandey caught behind the wicket, while Chahal removed Priyam Garg (7 off 14 balls).
Holder hit fours in the last over
Williamson increased the run pace by hitting Sundar and Chahal for sixes. In the final over, the Sunrisers needed 9 runs. In such a situation, the holder hit the boundaries of Navdeep Saini's consecutive balls and brought the team to the target.
131/7 runs of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore for 131 runs for seven wickets with the fatal bowling of Jason Holder and T Natarajan. Holder took 3 crucial wickets for 25 runs, while Natarajan took 2 wickets for 33 runs, including the wicket of AB de Villiers (56 runs from 43 balls, 5 fours), which he bowled on the yorker.
Apart from de Villiers from RCB, only Aaron Finch (32 runs from 30 balls, 3 fours, 1 six) could contribute anything. For the Sunrisers, both spinners Rashid Khan (22 runs in 4 overs) and Shahbaz Nadeem (one wicket for 30) and fast bowler Sandeep Sharma (21 runs in 4 overs) also bowled tightly.