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 bought off to a poor begin as opener Shreevats Goswami departed 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) bought their act collectively and stitched a 41-run stand for the second wicket. With their aspect trying to end the robust word, Warner’s contentious dismissal introduced RCB again within the recreation 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 analyzing replays from all potential 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 reduce an Adam Zampa supply however hit it too near de Villiers who grabbed an excellent catch to finish his innings. Priyam Garg additionally fell in fast succession which put the sport in steadiness.
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 exhausting for his fifty but it surely turned out nicely for his aspect ended on proper aspect of the end result. He bought an honest assist from Holder got here and smashed some essential boundaries underneath strain. He ended with 24 not out off 20 balls, with the assistance of three boundaries.
Earlier, Warner received 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 bought out to Holder within the second over making an attempt to look a leg stump supply however ended up handing a 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 arms with AB de Villiers to rebuild RCB’s innings. The duo batted moderately slowly which allowed SRH bowlers to dominate the sport.
Shahbaz Nadeem broke the partnership as he dismissed Finch within the 11th over. Moeen Ali had an evening to neglect as he bought 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 combating complete SRH’s dying over specialist T Natarajan shattered these hopes, cleansing up de Villiers with an ideal yorker. SRH bowlers’ nice present meant Virat Kohli’s aspect might 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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