Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL 2020 Eliminator by six wickets against RCB in Abu Dhabi on Friday. In the process, they eliminate Bangalore out of the tournament and will face Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. The winner of that game will face Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, November 10 in the IPL 2020 final in Dubai. More about the IPL 2020 Eliminator match report in detail below.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to field first in this knockout game. Virat Kohli was dismissed for just six after he decided to open the batting. Aaron Finch scored a fighting 32 off 30 balls as he was facing difficulties to cope up with the conditions. Once he was dismissed, AB De Villiers waged a long battle with the bat. He scored 56 off 43 balls to take RCB beyond the 130-mark. They finally scored 131 in their 20 overs.
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The RCB spinners made the chase tough for the SRH batsmen. Sreevats Goswami was out for a duck, while David Warner fell to a controversial decision from the on-field umpire. RCB spinners tied don the SRH batsmen in the middle overs. Manish Pandey scored 24 before he was dismissed in the ninth over. With Kane Williamson at the other end, Windies skipper Jason Holder joined him at the other end. After picking three wickets with the ball, he first negated the threat of the RCB spinners and got the scoreboard going for SRH. He scored 24 off 20 balls and along with Williamson (50) added an unbeaten 65 to take SRH to a six-wicket victory. In between, the experienced duo, negated the threat of the RCB spinners.
What Was the Turning Point in The Game?
The unbeaten 65-run stand between Holder and Williamson ultimately became the turning point as it was this stand that took the team to a win.
The Kiwi skipper for his unbeaten 50 was awarded the Man of the Match. He donned the finisher’s role beautifully in the last four matches.
“It was never going to be easy against a class side like RCB. The surface was a little tricky and chasing anything on it wasn’t easy. It was a challenge for us to restrict them to that kind of a total. They also had two world-class spinners. We did well to go through their spells without losing too many wickets. Batting at 4 can vary a lot and becomes surface dependent. A few shots from Jason helped. The guys have been fighting hard. He(Holder) is cooler than me. The all-rounder role in the team has been well held by him” said Williamson after taking his team to victory.