'Super' win for Sunrisers
Super Over: Sunrisers Hyderabad 20 (Cameron White 18) bt Royal Challengers Bangalore 15. Hyderabad: The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League...
Super Over: Sunrisers Hyderabad 20 (Cameron White 18) bt Royal Challengers Bangalore 15. Hyderabad: The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) assumed its most exciting phase very early in the championship when the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore ended in a tie in the stipulated overs after both teams finished at 130 runs in the stipulated overs. On a day when no team could do any wrong, the decisive Super Over pushed Sunrisers Hyderabad through even as the gritty Royal Challengers Bangalore ended up as the second best at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium sending the delirious crowds into a frenzy. Vinay Kumar was given the ball by Virat Kohli while Cameron White and Thisara Perera added 20 runs thanks to the belligerence of White, who helped pile up 20 runs with two towering sixes a four. The task of the chase was reposed on the shoulders of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, who were unable to achieve the target of 21 runs against a brilliant over by Dale Steyn. This was even as Gayle hit the fifth ball to a massive six. White impressed with his blitzkrieg, though Steyn was an equal partner to the sensational win. In the process the debutant broke a jinx that has been haunting the sixth edition of the IPL by becoming the first team in seven matches to successfully chase the target while notching up its second straight win to garner four points. In a low-scoring match that swung either way, it was Hanuma Vihari who breathed life into the match with an outstanding unbeaten 44 form 46 balls. Ashish Reddy played a cameo with a 13 while the third local player, P Akshat Reddy chipped in with 23 runs to guide the team to 130 for the loss of seven wickets. Earlier, it was a mind-boggling comeback by the visiting team because they had lost Chris Gayle when the team total was eight while chasing a target of 131. Brief scores: RCB 130 for eight (Virat Kohli 46, Moises Henriques 44, Ishant Sharma 3/27) Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 130 for seven (GH Vihari 44 no).