The contest between SunRisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore often results in the nail-biting finish. Another defeat is the danger of being out the team from IPL 2018. They are on a four-match winning streak.
RCB will need some wickets from Yuzvendra Chahal, who has bowled well but hasn't really been amidst the wickets this season.
Colin de Grandhomme was then at the crease with Bangalore requiring six off the last ball for victory, but the Black Caps all-rounder was clean bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar as they finished five runs short of their target on 141-6. For RCB, Kohli was top-scorer with 39 runs off 30 balls. Despite boasting of big-hitters like Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan, bowling has been SRH's biggest strength.
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Star Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has failed to justify his caliber.
Today at Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, Virat and Co. face a do or die situation.
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Other batsman Yusuf Pathan (174), Shakib al Hasan (123) and Wriddhiman Saha (79) have also been fairly unimpressive.
Southee conceded just three from the final over which saw Hyderabad losing their remaining three wickets, two of them courtesy run outs. RCB have struggled to find the right combination throughout this tournament and with the likes of Kohli, Devillers not in form, Bangalore will definitely have to play out of their skins in Monday's match in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs alive.
He has the backing of a talented unit of bowlers who have been successful in defending low totals this season. It was no surprise that Williamson was declared Man of the Match for his half-century, as he held the SRH innings together, again.
SRH know their A-team and know how to master the conditions at home.
Sandeep Sharma has so far dismissed Virat Kohli on five occasions - the most he has dismissed a particular batsman in the IPL. Not good enough. We deserve to lose this game. Captain Kane Williamson has been performing consistently good with his Bat, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan are the main concern for Other teams. "Bowling wise, they are the number one team".