Kane Williamson: RCB vs SRH: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to remain in play-off contention | Cricket News
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Kane Williamson (81 off 42 balls) and Manish Pandey (62* off 38) added a formidable 135 runs for the third wicket however didn’t take Sunrisers residence. The guests suffered solely their fourth defeat of the season from 13 matches as they remained on the high of the factors desk.
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Needing 20 off six balls, Sunrisers managed simply 5 runs off Mohammed Siraj to finish at 204/three after the house aspect set a large 219-run goal. Williamson smacked 5 sixes and 7 fours throughout his knock, whereas Pandey hit couple of sixes and 7 boundaries and remained unbeaten.
Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales gave Sunrisers an excellent begin of their run chase as they took the overall to 47/zero after first 5 overs. The duo dealt in sixes, with Hales hitting three maximums and Dhawan two by then.
However Yuzvendra Chahal ended the stand by dismissing Dhawan (18) within the first ball of the sixth over. Moeen Ali gave Sunrisers an enormous blow when he dismissed Hales (37) within the eighth over to cut back Sunrisers to 64/2.
Williamson stored Sunrisers in hunt as he took the rating to 91/2 on the midway mark. The New Zealander was capable of rating boundaries nearly each over as he reached his fifty off 28 balls. It was eighth half-century of the season for the Sunrisers skipper.
Williamson together with Manish Pandey clobbered 22 runs off Colin de Grandhomme within the 15th over to take Sunrisers to 152/2. They introduced up hundred-run stand within the subsequent over and made the equation 55 off ultimate 4 overs.
Tim Southee made the circumstances harder for the guests by conceding simply six runs within the 17th over. Pandey smacked a six and a 4 off Siraj to take the rating to 184/2, which modified the equation to 35 off 12 balls.
Pandey then hit three boundaries off Southee to attain 15 within the penultimate over as Sunrisers wanted 20 off the ultimate over.
Earlier, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali smashed quickfire half-centuries to propel RCB to an imposing 218/6.
Despatched into bat, De Villiers (69 off 39 balls) and Ali (65 off 34) overcame a foul begin to sew 107 runs off simply 57 balls for the third wicket to set the platform for RCB’s complete.
Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan as soon as once more shone brilliant with the ball for Sunrisers with figures of three/27 from his 4 over.
Sunrisers diminished RCB to 38/2 inside 5 overs. Sandeep Sharma (1/40) struck the primary blow with the final ball of the opening over, eradicating Parthiv Patel caught by Siddharth Kaul at third man boundary.
De Villiers then received into the act for RCB, hitting some beautiful boundaries off Shakib Al Hasan and Sandeep earlier than Rashid cleaned up skipper Virat Kohli (12) with a googly within the fifth over.
Within the eighth over, Ali smashed Basil Thampi for consecutive sixes to provide momentum to RCB’s innings.
De Villiers introduced up his fifty off 32 balls with two consecutive boundaries off Kaul (2/44) within the 12th over after which Ali adopted go well with notching up his maiden IPL half-century off 25 balls with a 4 off Thampi within the subsequent over.
However simply when it appeared the duo would run away with their power-hitting, Rashid struck twin blows within the 15th over by eradicating each the set batsmen. De Villiers struck as many as 12 fours and one six, whereas Ali’s innings was laced with two boundaries and 6 hits over the fence.
Thereafter, Colin de Grandhomme used his brute energy to attain 40 off simply 17 balls whereas Sarfaraz Khan remained unbeaten on 22 off eight balls to supply the late impetus to RCB’s innings.
It turned out to be a forgettable day for Thampi as he conceded probably the most runs by a bowler in an innings within the historical past of IPL. He leaked 70 runs from his 4 overs.
Temporary Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 218/6 (AB de Villiers 69; Rashid Khan three/27) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 204/three (Kane Williamson 81; Yuzvendra Chahal 1/28) by 14 runs