Hyderabad won over Bangalore .. Playoff hopes are alive

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Sunrisers Hyderabad Alawoka won the match they must win to stay in the IPL 2020 season playoff race. Sunrisers Hyderabad, who initially limited the team to 120/7 in Saturday night’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah, then chased down the target with 121/5 in 14.1 overs. This is the sixth win for Hyderabad, who have played their 13th match in the latest season. On the other hand, it was the sixth defeat for Bangalore in the 13th match.


Captain David Warner (1×6 off 8: 5 balls) was out for an aggressive 121-run knock. Manish Pandey (26:19 off 3×4, 1×6) batted responsibly. At the other end, opener Saha (39:32 off 4×4, 1×6) bounced back after a bit of hesitation in the power play. With that .. Manish-Saha pair put on 50 runs for the second wicket and Hyderabad looked to win by a landslide. But .. Chahal came to bowl in the 7th over of the innings .. First Manish Pandey was then dismissed by Sahani in the 10th over. Tension in the Sunrisers began when Kane Williamson (8:14) was also out in the over. But .. Jason Holder (26 not out: 1×4, 3×6 off 10 balls) who came in batting in the sixth position played huge shots .. Abhishek Sharma (1×6 off 8: 5 balls) hit a six .. The match was completely in the hands of Hyderabad. Holder six off the first ball of the 15th over of the innings to end the winning streak.

Hyderabad captain David Warner, who won the toss, opted for fielding as it was a must-win match to stay in the playoff race. With that .. Devadat Padikkal (1×4 off 5: 8 balls) and Josh Philippi (4×4 off 32:31 balls) started the Bengal innings and the pair tried for big shots from the start. Sandeep Sharma clean bowled in the third over of the innings. Virat Kohli (7: 7) also took the wicket. At this stage, AB de Villiers (1×4, 1×6 off 24 balls) tried to improve the Bangalore innings with Josh Philippi. Nadeem dropped an easy catch given by AB at individual score 4 .. finally got him out again and sighed. In the end, Washington Sundar (2×4 off 21:18 balls) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (15 not out: 1×4 off 24 balls) were at the crease for a few overs but could not play fast. With Chris Morris (3) and Isuru Udana (0) also out, Bangalore had to settle for 120 runs. Hyderabad bowlers Sandeep Sharma (20/2), Jason Holder (2/27) and Natarajan (1/11) were in the match. Rashid Khan (1/24) and Nadeem (1/35) excelled collectively.

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