IPL 2021: Bowlers shine as SRH beat RCB by four runs in last-over thriller

Sunrisers Hyderabad sealed a slender four-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 52 of the IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (October 6). Hyderabad defended 142 towards a Bangalore batting line-up which threatened briefly to chase down the goal.

Bangalore were given an early jolt with Bhuvneshwar Kumar trapping Virat Kohli in entrance with an incoming supply in the primary over. Daniel Christian’s promotion to 3 backfired as he chipped a catch to mid-off off Siddarth Kaul. KS Bharat slammed two boundaries earlier than falling to gloving behind off Umran Malik in the seventh over.

Rashid Khan’s first ball to Glenn Maxwell was hoicked over deep mid-wicket in the eighth over. When Khan returned for his subsequent over, Maxwell took on him once more, slog-sweeping over long-on for a six adopted by a wristy sweep by way of deep mid-wicket. In between, Malik was beating Maxwell for tempo.

Maxwell’s partnership of 54 with Devdutt Padikkal ended in the fifteenth over as a direct hit from a sliding Kane Williamson at cowl caught the right-hander wanting his crease whereas taking a fast single. Padikkal’s painstaking battle to interrupt free ended when he holed out to deep mid-wicket off Khan in the seventeenth over.

Shahbaz Ahmed took eleven off Malik in the 18th over, together with two boundaries, to deliver the equation to 18 runs in the final two overs. Ahmed was dropped by Kumar at long-on in the beginning of the nineteenth over however pulled straight to mid-wicket on the fourth ball off Jason Holder.

With 13 wanted off the ultimate over, AB de Villiers slammed a six straight down the bottom off Kumar. But Kumar conceded only one run off the ultimate ball to provide Hyderabad a slim win.

Earlier, SRH was restricted to the rating of 141/7 as Harshal Patel scalped three wickets whereas Dan Christian and George Garton returned with two and one respectively. Yuzvendra Chahal additionally bagged one wicket. Jason Roy and Kane Williamson performed innings of 44 and 31 respectively as SRH’s middle-order batters didn’t financial institution on after such a superb begin.

Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 141/7 in 20 overs (Jason Roy 44, Kane Williamson 31, Harshal Patel 3/33, Daniel Christian 2/14) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 137/6 in 20 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 41, Glenn Maxwell 40, Umran Malik 1/21, Siddarth Kaul 1/24) by four runs.

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