Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (ACB) by five runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday night to stay on the top of the table.
Defending a below par total of 146, Sunrisers bowlers were once again right on the money and gatecrashed RCB’s party with some exceptional bowling.
With Monday win, Sunrisers move two points clear of the Chennai Super Kings at the top of the IPL.
Despite a surprisingly sloppy showing by Sunrisers' high standards - managing only 146 batting first and dropping three catches in RCB's run-chase - their much-vaunted bowling attack once again inspired them to victory.
RCB were seemingly cruising to a much-needed win to keep them in playoff contention when they were well-placed at 74-2 in the 10th over, but the departure of captain Virat Kohli who got 39 rus for his team off 30 balls, saw the team lose their way in the second-half of their innings.
ACB’s batsmen not bat well in the second-half of their innings and got 141 runs from 20 overs.
Afghan spinner Rashid Khan also got a key wicket for Sunrisers during Monday night’s match.
Sunrisers to play their next match on May 20 against Delhi Daredevils.