Indian Premier League, 2021 |Match 52 |10/6/2021 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Kane Williamson, the skipper of Hyderabad, is also the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says that it has been a tough season for them but it was a great win today. Adds that it was great to see the small adjustments being made by the players on a tough surface. Says that it was a pitch where the batter had to work hard to score runs. Further adds that they were looking to build pressure with the ball as they knew that they would not get results quickly. Says that Maxwell had to be dismissed if they had to win this game and he is happy to run him out. Adds that finishing the game off against a team like Bangalore is a great feeling. About Umran Malik, says that he is a special player and it is not very surprising to see him perform so well in this competition. Finishes by saying they lost quite a few games in the last overs but it is quite satisfying to win one in the last over here.
Virat Kohli, the skipper of Bangalore, says that the intent was to try and do it as soon as possible but he feels like Maxwell's run out was the turning point. Adds that when AB de Villiers was there the game was still on but they missed out due to a short margin. Adds that Shahbaz Ahmed played really well and applauds Hyderabad's bowlers by saying that they bowled really well in the death. Talking about Chahal, he says that he had his away from the game but he has come back brilliantly and he has been magnificent for them. While talking about Umran Malik, he says that this tournament gives talent every year and it is important to make the best out of them and it is good for Indian cricket. Ends by saying that they are optimistic and feel it is a little hiccup in the journey and they will come back strongly.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is down for a chat, he says that his hand is fine now. Adds that in the last over, there were obviously nerves in the last over so he was trying to bowl wide yorkers. Says that they felt that they were 10-15 runs short but they bowled well as a unit to defend it.
Earlier in the day, after electing to bowl, Bangalore did really well to restrict Hyderabad to 141 especially after the start Hyderabad got off to. That though proved to be enough as their bowlers put up a spirited performance to diminish Bangalore's chances to finish in the top 2.
Williamson used 5 bowlers and all 5 of them bowled really well! Kumar, Kaul and Holder began brilliantly in the Powerplay! Rashid did not start off that well but came back strongly later on. Malik was very impressive in his first spell of three but he was taken to the cleaners in his last over. That could have well proven to be fatal but Kumar and Holder kept their nerve. Outstanding performance.
We did feel, 141 was under par but Hyderabad turned back the clock, they were a team which were known to defend low totals and have done so again here. Early wickets are what they needed and they got three. Glenn Maxwell and Devdutt Padikkal then put up a good stand which was taking the game away from Hyderabad. Maxwell once again batted beautifully but his run out changed the game again. Padikkal needed to be there till the end but he fell at the wrong time. Shahbaz Ahmed also struck a few crucial boundaries but he to fell at the wrong time. It all came down to AB de Villiers, they needed 2 biggies from the last three balls. It came down to 1 on the last 2 but it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who kept his cool and took his side over the line.
STOP THE PRESS! Hyderabad have finally managed to win a game! And what a victory it is! 141 is what they have defended against a world-class batting lineup of Bangalore! Take a bow, Hyderabad, it has been a tremendous effort from them. Also, Bangalore's hope of finishing in the top 2 is almost over. They will be disappointed with this loss but Hyderabad were the better side.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to AB de Villiers, HYDERABAD WIN THE MATCH! This is brilliant bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He missed that yorker on the fourth ball but he has delivered for his team! Full toss again, outside off. AB de Villiers hits it towards deep cover and they take one. Hyderabad win by 4 runs!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to AB de Villiers, DOT BALL! 6 needed from the last ball! A full toss, outside off. AB de Villiers hits it to covers and does not take the single.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to AB de Villiers, SIX! SMACKED! That is smacked by AB de Villiers! Bhuvneshwar Kumar serves a length ball, right in the slot. AB de Villiers clears the front leg and smacks it over the bowler for a maximum! 6 from 2 now!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to AB de Villiers, DOT BALL AGAIN! A low and wide full toss. AB de Villiers drills it straight to sweeper cover. But they do not take the single!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to George Garton, AB de Villiers is back on strike with that single! Full ball, wide outside off. George Garton carves it to deep point for one. 12 needed from 4 now.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to George Garton, DOT BALL! Play and a miss! Length ball, outside off. Garton gets low and looks to smack but misses. It is not called a wide! 13 from 5 now.
END OF OVER 19 | 5 Runs & 1 Wkt | RCB 129/6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the final over.
Jason Holder to AB de Villiers, DOT BALL! So, George Garton will be on strike for the last over! AB de Villiers shuffles across to the off stump and Holder fires a wide yorker. AB de Villiers looks to slog sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. They look to take on but it is just not there. 13 from the last over now!
Jason Holder to George Garton, Just a single! Short ball, on leg. Garton miscues the pull past short mid-wicket for one. 13 from 7 now.
George Garton is the new man in.
Jason Holder to Shahbaz Ahmed, OUT! TAKEN! Jason Holder gets a very important wicket and things are getting very close here! Short ball, on off. Ahmed goes for the pull but miscues. Kane Williamson takes an easy catch at short mid-wicket.
Jason Holder to Shahbaz Ahmed, Not called a wide! Ahmed shuffles across so Holder pushes it wide outside off. Ahmed leaves thinking that it will be called a wide but it is not.
Jason Holder to Shahbaz Ahmed, Length ball, on off. Heaved wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Jason Holder to Shahbaz Ahmed, DROPPED! Bhuvneshwar Kumar drops a sitter! Slower ball, outside off. Ahmed hits it straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at deep cover. He puts down an easy catch but then stops the ball from going to the fence. Two taken.