Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers once again successfully defended a total to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 5 runs at home on Monday night.
Chasing a stiff target of 147, Virat Kohli & Co. were restricted to 141/6 in 20 overs. RCB needed 12 off the last over and Bhuvneshwar Kumar executed the plan well to keep the batsmen silent.
Earlier, riding on an emphatic performance from skipper Kane Williamson, SRH notched up 146/10 in 20 overs. For RCB, Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj scalped 3 wickets apiece.
Later, RCB lost Parthiv Patel but Virat Kohli (39) took the onus on himself and smashed the SRH bowlers before getting dismissed off a blinder by Yusuf Pathan. No other batsman looked comfortable and the visitors eventually lost the match.
Here’s how the Twitter world reacted to the match:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 7, 2018
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) May 7, 2018
A huge shout out to the think tank that sat down and hand picked this champion bowling line up @VVSLaxman281 @TomMoodyCricket and Murali. They are reaping the benefits as a result of that now. 5 wins in a row for the @SunRisers #SRHvRCB
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 7, 2018
हैदराबाद ने मिथ तोड़ दिया है कि टी 20 बल्लेबाजों का क्रिकेट है ! ये साबित किया है कि ये गेंदबाज़ों का भी उतना ही है !
एक लाइन में कहें तो ये क्रिकेट का इंसाफ है . बराबरी लायी है हैदराबाद टी20 में #SRHvRCB
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 7, 2018
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 7, 2018
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) May 7, 2018
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) May 7, 2018
That was a master class in death bowling by Bhuvi 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Chris Morris (@Tipo_Morris) May 7, 2018
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) May 7, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 7, 2018
Fabulous, fabulous last over from Bhuvi. Top class. Shows why he is special
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 7, 2018
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) May 7, 2018
This #SRH bowling attack is just gold. PURE GOLD!
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 7, 2018
— Not amused 😴 (@nxwanderlust) May 7, 2018
Incredible defence of modest score by SRH. RCB were in game till last over but… Outstanding bowling at death by Kaul & Bhuvi. Hats off!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 7, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) May 7, 2018