Sunrisers Hyderabad continued their successful run on Friday as they overcame a stiff problem from Royal Challengers Bangalore to make it to the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2020. SRH seemed to out of the competition after their defeat to Kings XI Punjab however they’ve since circled their season with three emphatic victories. After defeating RCB by 6 wickets, SRH will now play Delhi Capitals on Sunday for an opportunity to play Mumbai Indians for the title.
It wasn’t a simple run-chase for SRH on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Although they wanted simply 132 runs, SRH discovered it troublesome within the center. But Kane Williamson arrive to their rescue within the essential stage as he slammed an unbeaten fifty to ease SRH nerves and take them to the digital semi-finals. SRH have been reeling at 67/Four of their run-chase however Williamson gave stability to them and caught round at one finish. He discovered an ready companion in Jason Holder.
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SRH captain David Warner was elated with the hassle from Williamson and referred to as him the banker of the crew.
“Kane is our banker. He manages to stick in there and plays the pressure innings. I am running out of superlatives for these two blokes (Rashid and KW). With the class of the batting line up (speaking about how RCB’s batsmen struggled), you knew that wicket had something in it. The boys bowled fantastically well in the middle overs. It is too early to say. We obviously have Delhi to play. We have been talking about their world-class bowling side. But I am excited.”
West Indies allrounder Jason Holder starred for Hyderabad, taking three wickets as they restricted Bangalore to 131-7, then mixed with Kane Williamson to win with two balls left. Holder hit the successful boundary in an unbeaten 24. Williamson, the New Zealand captain, was 50 not out.
Their poise and expertise on the finish was key.
Bangalore’s 131-7 complete seemed poor. But its bowlers made it look doable to defend.
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Medium-pacer Mohammed Siraj eliminated opening batsmen Sreevats Goswami for a duck and David Warner for 17. Legspinner Adam Zampa claimed Manish Pandey for 24, and legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal obtained Priyam Garg on 7 at 67-Four within the 12th over.
Holder went within the center to hitch Williamson, who was battling on 13 from 23 balls after 13 overs.
But Zampa, 1-12, and Chahal, 1-24, have been achieved, and the batsmen slowly took charge.
They wanted 28 runs to win from 18 balls, and took 10 from Navdeep Saini then 9 from Siraj.
With 9 runs wanted from the last over bowled by Saini, Williamson hit a single for his fifty, then Holder hit the third ball to the lengthy off boundary and the fourth previous level to the fence for the win.
(with company inputs)