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Hetmyer, Gurkeerat 144-run partnership helps RCB end disappointing IPL 2019 on a high

Catch all the top moments from match 54 of the 2019 Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) travelled to Bengaluru needing a win against bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to seal the final playoff berth. SRH made just one change with Yusuf Pathan replacing Abhishek Sharma. RCB made three changes with Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar and Shimron Hetmyer coming into the side. Virat Kohli won the Toss and opted to bowl. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) travelled to Bengaluru needing a win against bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to seal the final playoff berth. SRH made just one change with Yusuf Pathan replacing Abhishek Sharma. RCB made three changes with Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar and Shimron Hetmyer coming into the side. Virat Kohli won the Toss and opted to bowl. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Martin Guptill and Wriddhiman Saha got SRH off to a flying start with a 46-run partnership off just 27 balls. Navdeep Saini finally got the breakthrough when he got Saha caught out in the 5th over. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Martin Guptill and Wriddhiman Saha got SRH off to a flying start with a 46-run partnership off just 27 balls. Navdeep Saini finally got the breakthrough when he got Saha caught out in the 5th over. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Washington Sundar then entered the attack and picked up two quick wickets in his first over. He first got Guptill caught out on the 2nd delivery before getting rid of the in-form Manish Pandey off the 5th delivery. As a result, SRH were reduced to 61/3 after 8 overs. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Washington Sundar then entered the attack and picked up two quick wickets in his first over. He first got Guptill caught out on the 2nd delivery before getting rid of the in-form Manish Pandey off the 5th delivery. As a result, SRH were reduced to 61/3 after 8 overs. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar then steadied the innings with a 45-run partnership. Shankar was looking to accelerate and hit Sundar for two back-to-back sixes in the 14th over but Sundar had the last laugh getting Shankar caught out on the next delivery. Shankar returned with 27off 18 balls. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar then steadied the innings with a 45-run partnership. Shankar was looking to accelerate and hit Sundar for back-to-back sixes in the 14th over but Sundar had the last laugh getting Shankar caught out on the next delivery. Shankar returned with 27 off 18 balls. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Yuzvendra Chahal picked up his 100th IPL scalp when he got rid of Yusuf Pathan in the 16th over. Pathan made just 3 runs as SRH were reduced to 127/5. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Yuzvendra Chahal picked up his 100th IPL scalp when he got rid of Yusuf Pathan in the 16th over. Pathan made just 3 runs as SRH were reduced to 127/5. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

SRH were staring at a below par total as they lost both Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan in the span of just 4 deliveries. Navdeep Saini sent back Nabi at the end of the 17th over before Kulwant Khejroliya dismissed Rashid in the next. Kane Williamson then cut loose and hit Umesh Yadav for 6,4,6,4,nb,1 in the final over. Williamson also brought up his fifty in that over finishing with 79* off 43 balls helping SRH reach 175/5. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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SRH were staring at a below par total as they lost both Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan in the span of just 4 deliveries. Kane Williamson then cut loose and took 23 runs off Umesh Yadav in the final over. Williamson brought up his fifty in that over finishing with 70* off 43 balls helping SRH reach 175/5. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

RCB got off to a horror start losing Parthiv Patel for a duck in the very first over. Things got worse for them as Kohli who hit Khaleel for a four and a six at the start of the 2nd over edged the 5th delivery back to the keeper. Kohli returned with 16 off 7 as RCB were reduced to 18/2. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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RCB got off to a horror start losing Parthiv Patel for a duck in the very first over. Things got worse for them as Kohli who hit Khaleel for a four and a six at the start of the 2nd over edged the 5th delivery back to the keeper. Kohli returned with 16 off 7 as RCB were reduced to 18/2. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

SRH continued to dominate as Bhuvneshwar returned in the 3rd over to get rid of the dangerous AB de Villiers. de Villiers who was looking to drive ended up edging the ball straight into the hands of Guptill at slip. RCB were struggling at 20/3 when de Villiers walked back. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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SRH continued to dominate as Bhuvneshwar returned in the 3rd over to get rid of the dangerous AB de Villiers. de Villiers who was looking to drive ended up edging the ball straight into the hands of Guptill at slip. RCB were struggling at 20/3 when de Villiers walked back. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh then steadied the innings with a brilliant partnership. Hetmyer was at his explosive best as he hit bowlers to all parts of the park. He brought up his fifty with a six off Rashid Khan in the 11th over taking just 32 balls to complete his half-century. Gurkeerat too brought up his fifty off 39 balls in the 16th over. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh then steadied the innings with a brilliant partnership. Hetmyer was at his explosive best as he hit bowlers to all parts of the park. He brought up his fifty with a six off Rashid Khan in the 11th over taking just 32 balls to complete his half-century. Gurkeerat too brought up his fifty off 39 balls in the 16th over. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

The 144-run partnership between Hetmyer and Gurkeerat was finally broken by Rashid in the 18th over as Hetmyer found Shankar right at the edge of the boundary. Khaleel Ahmed then sent back Gurkeerat and Washington Sundar off consecutive deliveries in the next over to set up a tense finish. However, Umesh Yadav and Colin de Grandhomme held their nerve to guide RCB to a 4 wicket victory. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)
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The 144-run partnership between Hetmyer and Gurkeerat was finally broken by Rashid in the 18th over as Hetmyer found Shankar right at the edge of the boundary. Khaleel Ahmed then sent back Gurkeerat and Washington Sundar off consecutive deliveries in the next over to set up a tense finish. However, Umesh Yadav and Colin de Grandhomme held their nerve to guide RCB to a 4 wicket victory. (Image: BCCI, iplt20.com)

First Published on May 5, 2019 12:35 am
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