Defending 141, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers took a wicket each and at regular intervals to stop Royal Challengers Bangalore to 137/6 to register their third win of the season. Asked to bat first, Kane Williamson (31) and Jason Roy (44) added 70 runs for the second wicket but SRH managed to post a modest 141/7 against RCB in Abu Dhabi. .
Royal Challengers Bangalore made a mess of their run chase as bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad dented their hopes of a top-two finish with a narrow four-run win in a last-over IPL thriller on Wednesday.
After putting on board a modest 141 for 7, SRH returned to limit RCB to 137 for six for only their third win in the league.
Chasing the total, Devdutt Padikkal (41) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored bulk of the runs but RCB kept losing wickets and faltered in the end.
Defending 18 off the last two overs, Jason Holder bowled a superb over, giving away just five runs for one wicket.
AB de Villiers smashed a six in the fourth ball of the final over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar but couldn’t take the team home as the South African could not pull off a six the team needed in the last ball.
Earlier, opener Jason Roy (44) shared a 58-ball 70 run stand with skipper Kane Williamson (31) to set the platform but SRH lost three quick wickets for two runs in seven balls to eventually end up with a below-par total.
RCB were dealt an early blow in their chase when Bhuvneshwar trapped Virat Kohli in the first over.
The decision to promote Daniel Christian at number 3 also didn’t work as he was deceived by a slower delivery by Siddarth Kaul.
At 18 for 2, Srikar Bharat joined hands with Devdutt Padikkal and produced two handsome shots for a six and a four to take RCB to 37 for 2 in six overs.
New pace sensation Umran Malik then struck in his fifth delivery, removing Bharat as RCB slipped to 38 for
New-man Maxwell made his intent clear, clobbering Rashid Khan for a maximum. He repeated the treatment again, sending the Afghan spinner over long-on and then sweeping him for another four.
But with Malik clocking 150km plus consistently, RCB decided to target the other bowlers.
However, a poor call by Padikkal ended with Maxwell being runout, while the former too was caught at the boundary line as RCB further slumped to 109 for 4 in 16.5 overs.
Needing 29 off 18 balls, Shahbaz Ahmed smashed two fours to bring the equation down before being dismissed by Holder in the 19th over.
BANGALORE 137/6(20.0 OV) RR 6.85
(b – 0, w – 2, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)TOTAL137/6 (20.0 OV) RR 6.85
FALL OF WICKETS
1-6 (Virat Kohli, 1 ov), 2-18 (Dan Christian, 3.2 ov), 3-38 (Srikar Bharat, 6.5 ov), 4-92 (Glenn Maxwell, 14.1 ov), 5-109 (Devdutt Padikkal, 16.5 ov), 6-128 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 18.4 ov)
- Referral 1 (1.4 ovs): HYD against Padikkal (Caught) Unsuccessful (BLR: 1, HYD: 0)
- Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 37/2
- Bangalore 50/3 in 8.4 overs
- Strategic Time-out : Bangalore 52/3 in 9.0 overs
- Strategic Time-out : Bangalore 86/3 in 13.0 overs
- 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 40 balls between D Padikkal (12) and G Maxwell (37)
- Bangalore 100/4 in 15.3 overs
HYDERABAD 141/7(20.0 OV) RR 7.05
(b – 0, w – 3, no – 1, lb – 0, penalty – 0)TOTAL141/7 (20.0 OV) RR 7.05
FALL OF WICKETS
1-14 (Abhishek Sharma, 1.5 ov), 2-84 (Kane Williamson, 11.3 ov), 3-105 (Priyam Garg, 14.1 ov), 4-107 (Jason Roy, 15 ov), 5-107 (Abdul Samad, 15.1 ov), 6-124 (Wriddhiman Saha, 17.2 ov), 7-141 (Jason Holder, 20 ov)
- Hyderabad 50/1 in 6.0 overs
- Mandatory Power play (1-6): Hyderabad 50/1
- 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 41 balls between J Roy (24) and K Williamson (27)
- Strategic Time-out : Hyderabad 67/1 in 9.0 overs
- Hyderabad 102/2 in 13.1 overs
- Referral 1 (13.3 ovs): J Roy against BLR (Caught) Successful (BLR: 1, HYD: 1)
- Referral 2 (15.1 ovs): BLR against Samad (LBW) Successful (BLR: 1, HYD: 1)
- Hyderabad 107/5: A Samad lbw b Y Chahal 1(3)
- Strategic Time-out : Hyderabad 107/5 in 15.1 overs
- Innings Break: Hyderabad 141/7 in 20.0 overs