Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli IPL The dream of winning the gleaming trophy broke once again. He was defeated by former winner Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the eliminator match. In the match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday, two captains showed amazing, West Indies Jason holder And Ken Williamson of New Zealand.
Jason Holder, who was unsold in the auction, was not part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team. If Mitchell Marsh had not suffered an ankle injury, he would not have played for this former winning team this season. The captain of the West Indies showed great bowling for this team and then played a key role in the victory with consecutive fours.
RCB used to open with Virat Kohli but it did not prove to be effective and they had to lose by 6 wickets. With this defeat, the team captained by Virat’s dream of winning the trophy remained incomplete this season.
Holder first sent Virat to the pavilion without opening the account, then in his next over he also dismissed the second opener – the in-form Devadatta Padikkal. His spell of 2–0–9–2 ensured Hyderabad had an advantage in the powerplay. And then on the fourth ball of his second spell, he dismissed all-rounder Shivam Dubey.
Hyderabad had chased down 121 runs in their last league match against RCB. The eliminator also became quite exciting at one time and chasing a target of 132 runs, Hyderabad lost 4 wickets for 67 runs in the 12th over.
Then New Zealand captain Kane Williamson took the entry and scored 13 runs in 24 balls, playing in his calm, brilliant and excellent style. And then he hit a six off Washington Sundar in the 14th over and also sent Yuzvendra Chahal’s ball for six in the 16th over.
Williamson, who was the man of the match, completed his half-century on the first ball of the last over, but he only meant the win. He was well supported by the holder, when 8 runs were required from the last four balls, then the West Indian veteran gave the victory by putting the boundary on two consecutive balls.