IPL 2020 playoffs, Eliminator: Analysing the talking points as SRH derail RCB's journey
First Published 7, Nov 2020, 11:32 AM
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lost the Eliminator match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Abu Dhabi. As SRH won the match by six wickets, they will now meet Mumbai Indians (MI) in Qualifier 2, in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday. SRH won the title in 2016.
The Eliminator of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match was indeed a low-scoring thriller match in Abu Dhabi. The match saw a clash of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), which concluded in SRH's win by six wickets. As RCB’s IPL journey ended, we look at the talking points of the match.
RCB’s unpleasant batting performance
RCB batsmen were seen struggling with the bat. The batting order nearly fluked and it was only Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers, who managed to consolidate some runs with the bat.
The AB show
When RCB batting order had nearly failed, the senior player, de Villiers played some intelligent cricket and hit 56 runs. His knock provided the much-needed stability that RCB required in the middle.
SRH bowling unit
All the bowlers were amazing with the ball and continued to mount pressure on RCB batsmen, throughout their innings. Jason Holder and T Natarajan, together, scalped five of RCB wickets, besides maintaining a good economy.
SRH poor batting
SRH's batting performance was no different from that of RCB’s. It was just Kane Williamson, who managed to consolidate well the bat and scored an unbeaten 50 to rescue his team. Jason Holder, later, hit the winning runs for SRH.
Adam Zampa was quite economical, with an economy of just three, that he maintained during his spell. Mohammed Siraj once again showed his way with the ball, as he scalped the opening batsmen for SRH.