IPL 2019, RCB vs SRH: Shimron Hetmyer’s blitz puts SRH’s qualification hopes in danger
- by Archit-Jain
- May 05, 2019 13:42
Royal challengers banglore beat Sunrisers Hydreabad by four wickets to end their season with a win and on a positive note. after a terrible start to the campaing rcb were struggling to find victories. their top guns could not step and finish the job for them at times.
Shimron hetmyer and gurkeerat singh gave a mssive turnaroun with their performances. Sent into bat, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 175/7 but RCB chased down the target of 176 with four balls to spare. RCB’s win also meant that SRH’s hopes of securing a playoffs berth were kept on standby.
Yusuf Pathan’s dropped catch in the last ball off the 13th over was the gamechanger of the match. Hetmyer was batting on 61 and Bhuvneshwar was bowling to the left-hander when the left-hander gave an easy chance to Pathan, who was standing at the point. However, the catch slipped out of his grasp and so did the match. A wicket at that stage would have opened the floodgates towards the wobbly lower middle order of RCB.
Virat Kohli: “If we focus on the second half, it is exactly what we wanted. We have a lot to learn from this season. The first couple of things matters a lot. We were happy with the kind of cricket that we played in the second half. But it has been that bad a season for us.”