Kane Williamson, Jason Holder stored their calm and guided SunRisers Hyderabad to a 6-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2020 Eliminator in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Chasing a modest complete in Abu Dhabi, SRH obtained off to a poor begin as opener Shreevats Goswami deparetd for a duck within the first over bowled by Mohammed Siraj. After his dismissal, skipper David Warner (17 off 17 balls) and Manish Pandey (24 off 21 balls) obtained their act collectively and stitched a 41-run stand for the second wicket. With their aspect trying to end the sturdy notice, Warner’s contentious dismissal introduced RCB again within the sport within the remaining over of the Powerplay. Siraj cramped Warner for room and the ball very near his bat and glove however the on-field umpire was unmoved. Kohli challenged the choice and the TV umpire, after inspecting replays from all doable angles, dominated in RCB’s favour, leaving Warner shocked.
Manish Pandey could not maintain fort for lengthy and departed after a well-made 24, with the held of three fours and one most. He tried to late lower an Adam Zampa supply however hit it too near de Villiers who grabbed a great catch to finish his innings. Priyam Garg additionally fell in fast succession which put the sport in stability.
Kane Williamson and Jason Holder then took the sport deep and batted RCB out of the sport with an unbeaten 65-run stand for the fifth wicket. Williamson toiled arduous for his fifty but it surely turned out effectively for his aspect ended on proper aspect of the consequence. He obtained a good assist from Holder got here and smashed some essential boundaries below strain. He ended with 24 not out off 20 balls, with the assistance of three boundaries.
Earlier, Warner gained the toss and opted to bowl in a knockout contest. RCB experimented with their opening order, sending skipper Virat Kohli to open the innings but it surely backfired as he obtained out to Holder within the second over attempting to look a leg stump supply however handed an easy catch to the wicket-keeper. RCB suffered one other main blow within the fourth over as their top-scorer Devdutt Padikkal additionally departed cheaply, getting out to Holder.
Aaron Finch, batting at quantity three for the primary time this season, joined fingers with AB de Villiers to rebuild RCB’s innings. The duo batted quite slowly which allowed SRH bowlers to dominate the sport.
Shahbaz Nadeem broke the partnership as he dismissed Finch within the eleventh over. Moeen Ali had an evening to neglect as he obtained out for a golden duck that too on a free-hit in the identical over. RCB have been banking on de Villiers to get them to a preventing complete SRH’s demise over specialist T Natarajan shattered these hopes, cleansing up de Villiers with an ideal yorker. SRH bowlers’ nice present meant Virat Kohli’s aspect may solely handle 131/7 from their 20 overs.
SRH will now face Delhi Capitals within the Qualifier 2 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on November 8.
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