Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by the narrowest of margins as they clinched a low-scoring thriller in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing 142, Bangalore stored dropping wickets at common intervals, barring the 54-run stand between Devdutt Padikkal and Glenn Maxwell (40 from 25). With 13 wanted off the ultimate over bowled by skilled paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, AB de Villiers fell wanting the goal as Bangalore completed on 137/6 of their 20 overs.
Skipper Virat Kohli labelled Glenn Maxwell’s run-out because the “game-changing” second of the competition. The Aussie was wanting the crease within the fifteenth over when he nudged it in direction of the quilt area and tried to steal a fast single.
With 16 factors from 13 matches, Bangalore are presently positioned third on the factors desk. They’ll transfer to 18 factors and have a slim probability of ending within the prime two in the event that they win their final league match towards Delhi Capitals (DC) on Friday.
“Having misplaced a few early wickets, rebuilding was key. Maxi’s run-out was a game-changing second. With AB you’re by no means out of the sport, however it’s about ensuring that the man who’s in circulation must be on strike,” mentioned Kohli after the match.
Kohli additionally hailed Hyderabad speedster Umran Malik, who touched the 153kph mark on the fourth supply of the ninth over
“I feel Sunrisers held their nerve and bowled their previous couple of deliveries fairly properly to not permit us to get away. Appears like he is again to his finest after a layoff. We wish him to bowl properly. This match throws up expertise yearly, good to see a man bowling at 150 clicks,” Kohli additional mentioned.
“Little hiccup within the journey however we’ll keep on with the identical momentum,” he signed off.