IPL 2018: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Bangalore by 5 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore's hopes of qualifying for playoffs are getting slimmer by the day as table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad beat them by 5 runs in match number 39 of 2018 IPL. Virat Kohli and his men needed 147 to win but Sunrisers' bowlers put up a commendable show to restrict them to 141/6. Here's our match report.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were left stunned by RCB bowlers as they put in a magnificent shift with the ball to claim all 10 wickets and restrict the home side to 146. Kane Williamson was the top scorer for the Orange Army with 56 off 39 balls. The skipper was was aided by Shakib Al Hasan who scored a crucial 35-run knock.
RCB's Umesh Yadav is now the Purple Cap holder with 14 wickets to his name. The speedster bagged only Kane Williamson's wicket tonight but that was enough to propel him to the top of the charts.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have established themselves as the master of defending totals. The men in orange choked the visitors, who were given a fantastic start by their captain Virat Kohli (39 off 30 balls). AB de Villiers failed to deliver today. RCB needed 19 off their last 12 balls, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul sealed the victory for Kane Williamson and his boys.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad are the only two teams to dismiss their opponents twice in the IPL so far this season.
AB de Villiers is our sinner tonight. The South African failed to come good in one of the most crucial matches for RCB this season. Kane Williamson is our winner tonight. The Kiwi scored a brilliant 56 off 39 to help the Sunrisers reach 146. But, what was more impressive was his captaincy tonight.