Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a must-win game to boost their chances of reaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 playoffs. These were the penultimate games of each sides' campaign and they are both in the top four, required to reach the playoffs.
After being put into bat, newly drafted opener Josh Philippe once again had a solid showing. The rest of the team could not follow up, as star players like captain Virat Kohli all fell cheaply. The new-ball pace duo of Sandeep Sharma (2/20) and Jason Holder (2/27) were both lethal and stingy to limit RCB to 120.
SRH had the chase comfortably under control after the bowling effort. Wriddhiman Saha (39) and Manish Pandey (26) helped make strides to the low total despite the work of Yuzvendra Chahal (2/19). Jason Holder (26 off 10 balls) finished off the game with a blitzkrieg to hand RCB their third loss in a row.
SRH jump to fourth place on the IPL points table, with six wins from 13 games. RCB remain in second, with seven wins from their 13 matches. Both teams only have a single match to go.
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