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IPL 2020 Eliminator: Kane Williamson’s gritty fifty knocks out RCB; takes SRH into Qualifier 2

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SRH batsman Kane Williamson celebrates workforce’s victory with teammate Jason Holder after the latter shot the profitable run in opposition to RCB in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad late surge in IPL 2020 is unquestionably not a fluke because the workforce defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in Eliminator by six wickets to maintain themselves within the title race in Abu Dhabi.

The workforce will now face Delhi Capitals in Qualifiers 2 in lower than 48 hours on the identical venue for a spot within the closing.

The victory didn’t come their method simple regardless of a medical present by their bowlers earlier within the innings to limit RCB at 131/7. The dew issue, which has all the time been the decisive issue whereas chasing, gave it a rain test on the day to current a good battle for the impartial followers.

It in actual fact took a match-winning knock from former skipper Kane Williamson (44-ball 50) after the top-order departed including barely 53 runs within the first 9 overs in opposition to a RCB who wasn’t keen to surrender. Jason Holder, who took three wickets earlier within the innings, took SRH previous the ending line with two boundaries within the final over.

Chasing the beneath par whole, SRH have been jolted earlier than they might open their account. Sreevats Goswami, who got here within the sport for injured Wriddhiman Saha, fell prey to Mohammed Siraj within the third ball of the innings.

However, Manish Pandey shortly killed off the momentum with a six and a boundary within the subsequent over to place SRH run chase on the monitor. David Warner quickly joined in as properly with a fast 17-ball 17. However, the skipper fell to Siraj in a controversial DRS name with 43 runs on the board within the sixth over.

RCB pounced on this chance shortly as 12 runs later Adam Zampa acquired Pandey (24) caught behind within the ninth over to boost issues.

Boundaries dried up with two fast wickets and whereas no.4 Kane Williamson and Priyam Garg discovered it laborious to get going in opposition to Zampa and Yuzvendra Chahal, who asserted stress on a pitch that supplied them flip.

This quickly bear fruit as Garg, in an try and unleash himself, fell for Chahal’s trick with a rash shot within the twelfth over.

With 64 wanted of 48, SRH simply wanted one partnership to take the sport and that got here for the fifth wicket between Williamson and Jason Holder. While Holder was silent companion within the stand, Williamson shot well timed boundaries to maintain the scoreboard ticking.

Earlier within the first innings, all-rounder Jason Holder picked three wickets as SRH restricted RCB to 131/7 in 20 overs.

Most of RCB’s runs got here by means of the blade of AB de Villiers, who scored 56. He was dismissed by an inch-perfect yorker from T Natarajan that took out his center stump.

RCB captain Virat Kohli opened the innings with Devdutt Padikkal with Josh Philippe dropped and Aaron Finch batting No.3. The experiment did not produce outcomes as Kohli and fellow opener Devdutt Padikkal fell inside the first 4 overs to Holder whereas Finch departed having made a 30-ball 32 and Finch fell to Shahbaz Nadeem. Holder additionally dismissed Shivam Dube whereas Rashid Khan went wicketless however conceded simply 22 runs in his 4 overs.

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