Virat Kohli’s dream of ending the IPL jinx will have to wait till next year. In the eliminator match, Sunrisers Hyderabad came out with a fine- all- round show to clinch a close six wicket win in Abu Dhabi in a low scoring match. The win enables SRH to take on Delhi Capitals in qualifier 2 for place in the finals against Mumbai Indians. RCB on the other hand crash out yet again.
SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and decided to bowl first and his bowlers responded in the crunch situation. keeping RCB batsmen in check. The RCB move to open with skipper Virat Kohli did not succeed. Kohli was out for ( 6), the inform Devdutt Padikkal failed ( 1) . Aaron Finch struggled for his 32. AB de Villiers was on the batsman to excel scoring 56. Moeen Ali ( 0), Shivam Dube ( 8) . The RCB batting in crucial match collapsed and they could post a low 131 / 7 in their twenty overs
For SRH, Jason Holder was brilliant with figures of 3/25 (4 overs), Thangarasu Natarajan 2/33 ( 4 overs), Shahbaz Nadeem 1/30 ( 4 overs), Rashid Khan 0/22 ( 4 overs) , Sandeep Sharma 0/ 21 ( 4 overs)
In reply SRH lost opener Shreevats Goswami early for 0 . Skipper David Warner for 17. Manish Pandey ( 24) and Priyam Garg ( 7) with the total reading 67/4. There were hiccups as SRH in the league match could not reach 127 to win against Kings XI Punjab losing by 14 runs. But unlike last time, SRH had two national team skippers with cool clam heads- New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson and West Indies skipper Jason Holder to guide the team trough in the tight close finish . Bot featured in match- winning unbeaten 65 off 47 balls partnership. Williamson showed his class hitting fine unbeaten 50 off 44 balls with 2 fours and two sixes. Holder finished the match hitting two fours in the last over to finish at a crucial unbeaten 24 not out off 20 balls with three fours . SRH romped home to 132/4 in 19.4 overs.
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RCB bowlers tried hard but the total was just not challenging enough to defend. Mohammed Siraj 2/28 (4 overs), Adam Zampa 1/12 ( 4 overs), Yuzvendra Chahal 1/24 ( 4 overs) , Navdeep Saini 0/ 31 ( 3. 4 overs)