RR will face Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 on May 24 in Kolkata while SRH have been knocked out. The winners of Qualifier 2 lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in the final on May 26 at the Eden Gardens.
Hodge's superb 29-ball 54 with 5 sixes and 2 fours, sealed the game for RR in the final over. Hodge smashed successive sixes in the first two balls of the 20th over to win a low-scoring match. RR successfully chased the the target of 133.
Earlier, it was not an easy pitch for the batsmen at Feroz Shah Kotla. SRH, opting to bat first, fought back from a poor start to post 132/7.
SRH were struggling at 67/3 in 14 overs. But Darren Sammy came to the rescue in the final overs with three sixes in his 21-ball 29. The end total could have been more if not for Sammy's run out in the 18th over. Opener Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer with 33 while captain Cameron White made 31.
Here are the highlights
# With 10 needed off the final over, Brad Hodge finished this thrilling game with 2 sixes in the first two balls from Darren Sammy
# 15 were needed off 12 balls for RR. Thisara Perera bowled an excellent over giving 5 runs
# RR needed 34 off 30 balls with 5 wickets in hand
# In final 24 balls, RR required 31
# With this win, RR also qualified for Champions League T20 as the third team. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the other two
# Hodge was 54 not out off 29 with 2 fours and 5 sixes
# This was Hodge's first half century this season
# Hodge walked out to bat at No. 7 with RR in trouble at 57/5 in 10 overs
# After 6 overs, RR were 44/1
# RR's 50 came in 39 balls
# Shikhar Dhawan top scored for SRH with 33 off 39 with 3 fours
# Cameron White made 31 off 28 with 5 boundaries
# Darren Sammy hit a 21-ball 29 with 3 sixes
# SRH hit 13 boundaries and 4 sixes
# For RR, Vikramjeet Malik took 2 wickets for 14 in 3 overs while James Faulkner, Shane Watson and Siddharth Trivedi had one apiece
# Malik removed Parthiv Patel in the first over of the match. Patel was out for just 1
# After 6 overs, SRH were 27/2. 50 came in 64 and 100 in 102 deliveries
# SRH finished on a high after being 67/3 in 14 overs
# In final 6 overs, SRH scored 65