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Patna : Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) knocked out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the Eliminator at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, on November 6, 2020, late, night, powered by a 65 run unbroken partnership for 5th wicket between Kane Williamson and all-rounder Jason Holder. Replying to RCB’s 131/7 in 20 overs, SRH scored 132/4 in 19.4 overs to secure a berth in Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals (DC). Williamson was named Player Of The Match.
SRH required 9 runs in the final over to win the match. Williamson took 1 run on the first ball bowled by fast bowler Navdeep Saini. Holder could not score on 2nd ball but hit 2 back to back four on third and fourth ball to win the match. Williamson remained unbeaten on 50 run in 44 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. Holder remained 24 not out in 20 balls hitting 3 fours.
SRH made a disastrous start to the chasing losing their 1st wicket at 2 when opener Shreevats Goswami fell to fast medium bowler Mohd. Siraj for zero. His opening partner David Warner (captain) also fell to Siraj for 17 making it 43/2. Manish Pandey fell to spinner Adam Zampa for 24 in 21 balls with 3 fours and 1 six and it was 55/3. Priyam Garg fell to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for 7 and it was 67/4. SRH had won the toss and opted to bowl.
Batting first, RCB were restricted to 131/7 with AB de Villiers scoring 56 in 43 balls with 5 fours while Aaron Finch scored 32 in 30 balls with 3 fours and 1 six, the only six of RCB innings. Opener Virat Kohli (captain) fell to Jason Holder for 7 making it 7/1. His opening partner Devdutt Padikkal, who did so well in earlier matches, also fell to Holder for 1 and it was 15/2. Finch fell to spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and it was 56/3. Moeen Ali was run out fot zero making it 62/4. Shivam Dube fell to Holder for 8 and it was 99/5. Washington Sundar fell to T Natrajan for 5 making it 111/6. AB de Villers fell to Natrajan and it was 113/7. Navdeep Saini and Mohd Siraj added 18 runs in their unbroken partnership for the 8th wicket. Siraj remained unbeaten on 10 while Saini remained 9 not out. Padikkal has scored 473 runs this IPL.