Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) kept things tight with the ball and held their nerve as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four runs. AB de Villiers failed left to get six off the last two balls. With 13 needed off the last over, bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, RCB’s hope to finish inside the top two are over.
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First Innings: RCB vs SRH
Captain Kohli won the toss & decided to bowl first looking at the conditions of the pitch. Harshal Patel was introduced just after the powerplay ended, with the Sunrisers sitting pretty at 50 for the loss of one wicket. His first over went for eight – including a boundary from Roy, who pulled him to deep midwicket – and he was taken off after that. He later returned in the 12th over & foxed Williamson with an offcutter that landed bang on a good length, and took off to strike the top of middle stump.
Sunrisers lost track once that 70-run stand was broken. They made just 50 runs off the last eight overs. There were five wickets as well. Two of those went to Harshal, taking his tournament tally to 29.
Second Innings: RCB vs SRH
Umran Malik, brought on as a short-term replacement for the Covid-positive T Natarajan, attracted eyeballs with his ferocious pace and accuracy. Malik began by hitting 141kph, and conceded just a single off his first four deliveries. The fifth one produced a wicket, KS Bharat caught behind off a searing short ball. Malik continued to work the speedgun, cranking it up to 153 kph. His first over cost just a single. His second just five. Williamson took him off at that point and brought him back with the Royal Challengers needing 29 off the last three.
Glenn Maxwell arrived at the crease with Royal Challengers at 38 or 3 in the seventh over. While Devdutt Padikkal at the other end was taking his time, Maxwell got stuck into Rashid Khan. Maxwell dominated pace as well, pulling Siddarth Kaul for four, and also stealing another four off the inside edge off Holder. He tried attacking Bhuvneshwar in the 14th over, but tight lines from the bowler meant Royal Challengers could manage just six runs.
Then the game changed as Maxwell was run out for 40 off 25. It happened when Padikkal tapped the ball to cover and the batters set off for a non-existent single.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 141/7 (Jason Roy 44, Kane Williamson 31; Harshal Patel 3/33) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 137/6 (Devdutt Padikkal 41, Glenn Maxwell 40; Umran Malik 1/21) by 4 runs.