David Warner’s Sunrises Hyderabad reserve their place in the Qualifier 2 after beating RCB in IPL 2020. It turned out to be a low scoring thriller as SRH chased down the total of 132 with 2 balls to spare and won the Eliminator.
It was Kane Williamson who stood tall in the chase and paced his knock shrewdly. Williamson played a cracking unbeaten knock of 50 and alongside Jason Holder took their side home. Holder first with the ball picked 3 crucial wickets in his 4 overs spell. Later he finished it off with the bat and scored 24 runs in 20 balls.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Make It 4 Wins In A Row
Once again it was the RCB batting lineup that foundered in the knockout match. Apart from AB de Villiers nobody came to the party and they could only muster 131 runs after 20 overs. De Villiers was exceptional under pressure and yet again was the lone warrior and virtually got no support at the other end. The batting genius scored 56 in 43 balls and gave RCB an outside chance.
Running Out Of Superlatives For Williamson And Rashid- David Warner
The RCB bowlers in the second half made the match exciting and the match kept hanging in the balance. The spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa used to spinning conditions to good effect and kept a lid on the scoring rates. 10 more runs could have tilted the favour in RCB’s favour but it wasn’t to be as they lost a nail-biting thriller.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad will now face Delhi Capitals and the winner will progress to the IPL 2020 finals. Here’s what winning captain Warner said in the post-match presentation.
“As we knew we had to beat the top three teams to make it into the play-offs. My nails are ok for the moment. They have been of great impact for us. We like to bowl Sandy and Holder five overs at the top. Then we try to bowl Rashid and Natarajan in the middle overs. Rashid has a lot of pressure on him to perform. Congratulations to Natarajan. 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, 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”, said David Warner.