Shimron Hetmyer (75) and Gurkeerat Singh (65) forged a 144-run stand for the fourth wicket to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) end their IPL 2019 campaign on a winning note. The duo notched up half-centuries to power RCB to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday.
SRH will have to wait until Sunday – for the result of MI vs KKR clash at the Wankhede – to see if they have qualified for the playoffs.
Earlier, Kane Williamson (70 not out) led from the front as the Orange army posted 175/7 in a must-win encounter against Virat Kohli and Co.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 4, 2019
What explains #RCB playing with three overseas players when Hetmeyer was sitting on the bench?? Understandable when four overseas were available and he wasn’t one of them after the first few games… #RCBvSRH #IPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 4, 2019
— Cezane Syed (@Iamcezane) May 4, 2019
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 4, 2019
Century partnerships for RCB not involving any of Kohli, Gayle and ABD in the IPL:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) May 4, 2019
You should never write off a West Indian, never.
Then may it be Chris Gayle, Dre Russ or Shimron Hetmyer 😏
Whattay knock under pressure boi #RCBvsSRH
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) May 4, 2019
— Mayank Basra (@basrasahab) May 4, 2019
All of Kolkata and @KKRiders will be rooting for Shimron Hetmyer.
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) May 4, 2019
— Maari Balaji™ (@MaariBalaji09) May 4, 2019
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) May 5, 2019
— Murali Singh (@MuraliSingh7) May 5, 2019
— RAHUL TYAGI 🇮🇳🔱 (@rahulastic) May 4, 2019
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) May 4, 2019