Hyderabad keep hopes alive

  • Last Updated: May 20 2014, 22:32 BST

A review of Tuesday's IPL action as Hyderabad kept alive their faint hopes of making the play-offs.

David Warner: Top-scored with 59 for Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner: Top-scored with 59 for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad kept alive their faint hopes of making the Indian Premier League play-offs with a seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Having won the toss and elected to bat Bangalore posted 160-6 from their 20 overs, but it proved insufficient as the home side reached their target for the loss of three wickets with just two balls to spare.

Skipper Virat Kohli top-scored for the Royal Challengers with a brisk 67, but his efforts were ultimately in vain with Sunrisers openers Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner both striking half-centuries to set a platform for their team to go on and complete an important victory.

Kolkata Knight Riders took a big step towards the play-offs with an eight-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens.

Robin Uthappa (67) and Shakib Al Hasan (46no) powered the Knight Riders to a target of 155 with two overs to spare.

Uthappa put on 64 in 42 deliveries with opening partner Gautam Gambhir (21) but fell in the 12th over with 57 still required.

That was no problem for Shakib, who hammered six fours and two sixes in his 21-ball effort.

The Super Kings had finished on 154-4 after being sent in to bat, Suresh Raina's 52-ball 65 the top score.


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