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IPL 2018: SRH Emerge Victorious By Defending Narrow Total Against RCB

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| May 8 , 2018 , 11:51 IST

Table-toppers SunRisers Hyderabad once again oozed class as they defended a low-scoring total against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. With this win, SRH has now won eight of the ten matches played and have virtually sealed their berth in the playoffs.

Sent into bat, Sunrisers managed a modest 146, the innings anchored by an inspiring effort by captain Kane Williamson who scored a constructive half-century to help his team score runs when wickets fell.

However, they came back strongly after the break riding on yet another gutsy bowling display to restrict RCB to 141 for six.

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Chasing the modest target, Parthiv Patel got RCB off to a brisk start scoring 20 off 13 balls before Shakib Al Hasan (2/36) caught him in front of the wicket.

Skipper Virat Kohli (39) and opener Manan Vohra (8) added 36 runs for the second wicket before the latter was cleaned up by Sandeep Sharma.

Kohli, however, looked in ominous form and did not lose a single opportunity to punish the bad deliveries.

But Kohli failed to capitalise on the chance as he got a leading edge off Shakib in the tenth over and Yusuf Pathan took a one-handed catch at short third-man to the delight of home fans.

RCB couldn’t mount a significant charge after the fall of their captain and lost the game by five runs. They remain level on points with Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians.