Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match by 5 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Kane Williamson was awarded the Man of the Match for his exceptional, fighting half-century which took the host to a comparative total. Team Circle of Cricket gets down to list the 5 talking points of the match.
Kane-Shakib stand after early blow to SRH
Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan had a very convincing partnership of 64 runs that shaped up their batting after the host was jolted early by the RCB bowlers. Kane Williamson was once again seen hammering a half-century for the side, this shows how good he is as a captain who loves to lead his team from the front.
Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan stabilized SRH after the early blows, batting sedately and picking their moments to go after the loose balls. Batting together both the players took the team score to 112 after the captain was departed for his well-made 56.
Siraj leads RCB fightback with the ball
After taking the crucial wickets of Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Siraj, the right-arm pace bowler of Royal Challengers Bangalore break the backbone of SRH after getting the middle order batsmen shattered cheaply. Siraj took 3 wickets for his team to restrict Sunrisers to a very low total indeed.
Siraj capped off a fiery over with the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha. SRH was eventually wrapped up for 146, with three wickets, which included two run outs, coming in the last over of the innings. It was, in fact, one of the best bowling performances by RCB, taking all the wickets of Sunrisers they were way too ahead in the game.
Rashid- Shakib sink RCB early in the chase
To defend 146 on the board, Sunrisers needed early breakthroughs that could easily make it difficult for Bangalore to chase. Rashid Khan and Shakib were never away to hunt RCB down in a crucial chase. It was both the spinners of SRH that had come to the party to hound the top order of Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore looked struggling to score runs and once again it was Hyderabad's vulnerable bowling effort that totally bothered and annoyed RCB to chase a low target.
Kohli's innings and his dismissal
After Parthiv Patel's wicket, it was important for the skipper, Virat Kohli to keep the scoreboard ticking and to some extent, he was successful to do so. Kohli started to slog the deliveries out of the park keeping in mind the asking rate, it nearly came to 7 runs per over. Imperious Virat Kohli warmed up with a few delicious boundaries, settling the nerves after Parthiv Patel's wicket.
Kane Williamson dropped the catch of Virat when he was playing on 33 but soon after Yusuf Pathan's single-handed catch brought smiles in Sunrisers Hyderabad camp. Ab De Villers too had a flop show tonight struggling he went out on 5 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore
It was Sunrisers Hyderabad who had the last laugh beating Bangalore by 5 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an exceptional last over to save 5 runs and knock out RCB out of the tournament. They have won their fifth consecutive match of the tournament, defending like a champion to get 16 points on the points table.
For RCB, now it all depends on their luck where they have to win all 4 remaining matches but as far as other teams are a concern, it has become difficult for the star-studded team to qualify. It happens with them every year, getting out of the tournament at an early stage.