Hyderabad, May 20: It was joy for Sunrisers Hyderabad and heartbreak for Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday night (May 19). SRH qualified for playoffs with a 5-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders and that result eliminated RCB from the competition.
A chase of 131 was going smoothly until SRH batsmen decided to inject some excitement into the game by throwing their wickets away. But Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan's fine start did not go waste as Darren Sammy held his nerve to take the home team into the last-four.
Here are the highlights
# Darren Sammy hit 2 successive sixes in the 19th over over Iqbal Abdulla to win it for SRH
# With 20 points from 16 games, SRH made it as the fourth team for playoffs
# SRH will face Rajasthan Royals in Eliminator on May 22, Wednesday in Delhi
# In Qualifier 1, Chennai Super Kings will meet Mumbai Indians on May 21, Tuesday
# KKR finished 7th this year after having won the tournament in 2012. KKR had 12 points from 16 outings
# Parthiv Patel was the top scorer for SRH with 47 off 37 with 7 boundaries
# Patel won the Man of the match award
# Shikhar Dhawan made 42 off 35 with 3 fours and 2 sixes
# Patel-Dhawan's first wicket partnership of 89 in 11.3 overs was the best for SRH this season for any wicket
# SRH hit 11 fours and 4 sixes
# KKR scored 9 fours and 3 sixes (all by Yusuf Pathan)
# Pathan was the highest scorer for KKR with 49 not out from 29 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes