At the bottom of the points table, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore. As a result, Virat Kohli did not rise to the top two of the points table. They lost by only 4 runs. After the first meeting, in the second meeting also, Kohli fell to Williamson’s forces.
Batting in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night, Hyderabad averaged 141 for seven. Bangalore needed 13 runs in the last over. But the team could not match that equation. As a result, Williamsons got the third victory in the event.
After losing this match, Bangalore scored 17 points in 13 matches. Even if they win the last match, they will not be able to go to the top two leaving Chennai Super Kings behind.
Chasing the target of 142 runs, Bangalore captain Virat Kohli left early. He made 5 off 4 balls and left the field as LDW with the ball of Bhubaneswar Kumar. However, Devdut Parikkal and Glenn Maxwell added 54 runs for the fourth wicket. But in 14.1 overs, Maxwell was run out and returned to the dressing room before hitting 40 off 25 balls in 3 fours and 2 sixes.
Then Parikkal returned with Rashid Khan’s ball. 41 runs from 52 balls came from his bat. After the innings, Shahbaz Ahmed made 14 off 9 balls and was caught by Kane Williamson off Jason Holder.
Kohli needed 18 runs to win the last two overs. Jason Holder gave only 5 runs in the 19th over. Bangalore need 13 runs to win the last over. In Bhubaneswar Kumar’s over, Kohli’s team could not take more than 6 runs. Bangalore’s innings stopped at 136 runs. Hyderabad won by 4 runs.
Bhubaneswar Kumar, Rashid Khan and the holders got one wicket each for Hyderabad.
Earlier, after losing the toss, Jason Roy scored the highest 44 runs for Hyderabad. 31 runs came from the bat of captain Ken Williamson. Besides, Jason Holder scored 18 and Priyam Garg scored 15 runs.
Hershel Patel of Bangalore took 3 wickets with the ball. Dan Christian took 2 wickets.
Ken Williamson was named the best player of the match.