Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 07 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: KS Williamson


  • Umpire1: BNJ Oxenford
  • Umpire2: VK Sharma
  • Third Umpire: CK Nandan



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

I'll sign off with this analysis piece that we'd done earlier. What makes the SRH attack so good? Hope to see you tomorrow. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye. Be well, cheers

Ex-correspondent Arun Venugopal says: "David Warner will have a tough time wresting the SRH captaincy back from Kane Williamson once he returns to action."

A very emotional Guruprasad Rao writes: "Its time for Dan Vettori to own up and quit the coach role. Kohli should answer a simple question "Why he shouldn't be in leadership role despite poor failures for the fourth season?"

Santhosh L N: "Time to question Kohli's captaincy. Very poor team selection and didn't see encouraging any new face unlike other team in this entire season."

Kane Williamson is the Player of the Match for a sparkling half-century on a tough surface. "We're playing on tough surfaces, this was another one. We were aiming for 150 and we weren't far away, so we were right in the game. With the ball, we struggled a little bit, fielding was sloppy. In hindsight, if fielding was clinical, we could've operated better, but to come away with a win with some of our experienced campaigners stepping up was superb. Bhuvi and Sid Kaul have done it for a long period of time, did very well last year, doing well this year. Hope we can continue to back them at the death. It's just about trying to adapt to the surfaces at a number of venues. We spoke about the playoffs. It's about improving. As a fielding group, we pride ourselves on being better. Still with bat and ball, there are things we need to touch upon."

On his knock: It was hard work initially. It was nice to get a few boundaries away towards the end. It was a tough surface to get momentum. It was about partnerships to put up a competitive total. Often we see on flat surfaces it's 180-200. On these surfaces, you've to take that out of the mind."

Prashanth : "Can't wait to see Rashid and Mujeeb in tandem against India."

SRH, who are now sitting pretty on 16 points, have batted first four times this IPL and defended their score on all occasions.

118 v MI

132 v KXIP

151 v RR

146 v RCB

Shows how they're the best bowling side!

Gaurav Sundararaman: "This result has only ensured that MI have a very good chance to make the final 4. They must be pleased with this result."

How do SRH manage to defend totals like these? The secret: solid bowling depth, empowering their bowlers to take smart decisions, according to Kane Williamson. If it's not Bhuvneshwar, it's Sandeep. If not for Sandeep, it's Kaul. If it's none of them, it's Rashid.

RCB can kiss goodbye to their 2018 campaign. There's still a very very slim mathematical chance, but really, you'd be living in an alternate universe to believe the stars will align themselves. All said and done, they still have to win their remaining games, which under the current circumstances looks very very tough. Dan Vettori and the RCB team management have a lot of questions to answer.

Virat Kohli, the losing captain: "That's how this game goes. Not good enough, not up to the mark. We deserve to lose this game. Didn't show enough application. The kind of shots we played were not on at that stage. Mandeep, de Grandhomme showed there was a chance if you got stuck in. This has been the story of our season. 10-15 lesser would've been ideal, should have done better with the ball, we were upto the mark on the field. If you have strong characters, you will always do well. SRH had a few guys who did well under pressure, that's been the story of their season. They understand strengths, know their limitations. That's why they've been successful. From the bowling point of view, SRH is the strongest. Overall, maybe you'd pick Kings XI or CSK."

Prateek : "Mighty impressed with Rashid khan...he is definitely a legend in making... wondering what will he do on spinning tracks.. probably will rip the opposition apart."

19.6B Kumar to C de Grandhomme, OUT, No run, and their season goes out the window. RCB all but out of the tournament. De Grandhomme walks across a long way and tries to whip it but the yorkers angles into him and sneaks from underneath the bat to smash the stumps.
19.5B Kumar to Mandeep Singh, LEG BYES, 1 run, advances down the ground and gets hit on the pad as he tries to heave it away to the leg side. Rolls into the off side off the pad.
19.4B Kumar to C de Grandhomme, 1 run, yorker, angled into his leg-stump, and all de Grandhomme can do is squeeze it out to long-on. They can't even attempt the second. Top work all around.
19.3B Kumar to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, Mandeep walks across and paddles but straight to short fine leg. Just a single.
19.2B Kumar to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, tries the yorker again and ends up firing a low full toss that's whipped to the right of long-on. They take on the fielder to for a brisk second.
19.1B Kumar to C de Grandhomme, 1 run, excellent delivery to start off, a yorker that's dug out to long-on.
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 135/5 after 114 balls.
C de Grandhomme 31 (26b 1x4 2x6 ) S Kaul 4-0-25-1
Mandeep Singh 18 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 6 runs this over. 128/5 after 108 balls.
C de Grandhomme 28 (23b 1x4 2x6 ) B Kumar 3-0-22-0
Mandeep Singh 14 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 14 runs this over. 122/5 after 101 balls.
C de Grandhomme 23 (17b 0x4 2x6 ) Rashid Khan 4-0-31-1
Mandeep Singh 13 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 108/5 after 96 balls.
Mandeep Singh 12 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 3-0-18-1
C de Grandhomme 11 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 102/5 after 90 balls.
Mandeep Singh 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 4-0-20-1
C de Grandhomme 8 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sudha: "Seems the Strategic timeout is working good for RCB, they starting rotating strike and taking singles and doubles to move the scoreboard and keep the wickets. let us see how long they can do this way .. Hope they will take it till the end?"

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 93/5 after 84 balls.
C de Grandhomme 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-36-2
Mandeep Singh 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 87/5 after 78 balls.
Mandeep Singh 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 3-0-11-1
C de Grandhomme 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Much needed strategy break for RCB. They really need to think with calm heads now.

Kane has used Rashid Khan very interestingly. This is only the third instance of him bowling three overs consecutively. Previous two instances was also defending a low score against MI and RR. Against RR it was in the death to counter the big hitters while today it was to get rid of ABD and Kohli.

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 85/5 after 72 balls.
C de Grandhomme 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 2-0-13-1
Mandeep Singh 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Harish Varanasi: "The homework done by SRH and the pro-bowler pick ups in the auction has sealed this phenomenal run SRH is having, Warner and an in-form Dhawan missing from the puzzle. Other teams don't have to do anything, they just have a reference of SRH bowling plans now, build on top of SRH and execute them well."

Riyaz: "When Kohli's catch was dropped, you asked is that the match, I said NO, welcome to Hyd. Can defend can chase, the complete team aha"

End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 80/4 after 66 balls.
Mandeep Singh 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 3-0-17-1
MM Ali 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 75/3 after 60 balls.
MM Ali 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-30-2
AB de Villiers 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 71/2 after 53 balls.
AB de Villiers 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 2-0-12-0
V Kohli 38 (26b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 64/2 after 48 balls.
AB de Villiers 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 2-0-9-1
V Kohli 33 (22b 4x4 1x6 ) more

I'm signing out for the night. Over to Shashank.

End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 60/1 after 42 balls.
V Kohli 31 (20b 4x4 1x6 ) Rashid Khan 1-0-5-0
M Vohra 8 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 55/1 after 36 balls.
M Vohra 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 1-0-8-0
V Kohli 28 (16b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 15 runs this over. 47/1 after 30 balls.
V Kohli 22 (12b 3x4 1x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-26-1
M Vohra 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 32/1 after 24 balls.
V Kohli 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-16-0
M Vohra 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 11 runs this over. 25/1 after 18 balls.
V Kohli 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-11-1
M Vohra 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 14/0 after 12 balls.
PA Patel 10 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-9-0
M Vohra 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 5 balls.
M Vohra 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 1-0-5-0
PA Patel 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
M VohraB Sandeep Sharma8100080
PA PatelLBW Shakib Al Hasan201340153.85
V KohliC YK Pathan B Shakib Al Hasan393051130
AB de VilliersB Rashid Khan580062.5
MM AliC WP Saha B S Kaul10720142.86
Mandeep Singhnot out 21231091.3
C de GrandhommeB B Kumar332912113.79
TG Southee -
UT Yadav -
Mohammed Siraj -
YS Chahal -
Total 141/6
Sandeep Sharma4.002015
B Kumar4.002716.75
Shakib Al Hasan4.003629
S Kaul4.002516.25
Rashid Khan4.003117.75