Virat Kohli and RCB signed off their IPL 2019 campaign in style with a raucous home crowd rooting for the embattled players through the night.
SRH have the match in their hands, but despite posting a good total ended up losing the match and compromising their chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Doing the damage were a 144-run stand between Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann, which is the second highest this season and dropped catches.
SRH now need KKR to lose to go through.
Brief scores: RCB won by four wickets
SunRisers Hyderabad: 175/7 (Kane Williamson 70 not out; Washington Sundar 3/24).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 178/66 in 19.2 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 75, Gurkeerat Singh Mann 65; K Khaleel Ahmed 3/27).
Man of the Match: Shimron Hetmyer
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
SunRisers Hyderabad: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi
11:39 PM IST: Mohammad Nabi with the last over. Umesh Yadav hits the first ball for a four. A half volley and to third man. Two needed off five. And the second one goes through too. RCB win by four wickets, with four balls to spare.
11:36 PM IST: Umesh Yadav is the new man. Eight needed from nine. A single to Colin de Grandhomme. A dot to Yadav. A dot and Yadav will keep the strike. RCB-170/6 after 19 overs. Six needed from six. Khaleel's figures: 3/37.
11:34 PM IST: Nine from 10, and RCB have a new man in Washington Sundar. A wide. Close call with the ball passing under the bat. Another wicket. Sundar holes out at mid off. Caught by Manish Pandey Fow-168/6 (18.3 Over).
11:31 PM IST: Khaleel Ahmed on with his last over. A yorker to Colin de Grandhomme for a single. A wide, down the leg. Then, Yusuf Pathan takes a catch at point. Gurkeerat Singh Mann is out. FoW-167/5 (18.2 Over). He made 65 off 48.
11:28 PM IST: Colin de Grandhomme is the new man and Gurkeerat Singh Mann didn't cross over. 14 runs from the over. Rashid Khan's figures: 1/44. What a day for him. RCB-165/4 after 18 overs. They need 11 off 12.
11:26 PM IST: Rashid Khan on with his last over. Gurkeerat Singh Mann pulls the first ball for a six, flat over deep backward. A single, then Shimron Hetmyer hits the third ball for a six over long on. Then, the wicket. Vijay Shankar takes a very good catch at long-off. FoW-164/4 (17.4 Over). Hetmyer is upset with himself. He made 75 off 47.
11:24 M IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns for his last over. Brilliant over. One leg bye and four singles. His figures 2/24. RCB-151/3 after 17 overs. They need 25 from 18 balls.
11:17 PM IST: Vijay Shankar gets his first over. Gurkeerat Singh Mann hits the first ball for a four to deep mid-wicket. He's on 47. A single, then a wide to Shimron Hetmyer A single to long off. A four through backward point and fifty for Mann, his second in IPL. He takes 39 balls. Then another, this time to backward square leg. Bhuvi fails to stop it. Another misfield at square. 16 runs from the over. RCB-146/3 after 16 overs. They need 30 from 24. Time out.
11:11 PM IST: Gurkeerat Singh Mann nearing his fifty. Just hit back-to-back fours off the third and fourth balls. Kane Williamson goes for a review for a caught behind. Very close, that's what Manish Pandey thought. And wasted the review. Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was quiet. Nine runs from the over. RCB-130/3 after 15 overs. They need 46 from 36. Mann is on 42 off 36. Thampi completes his spell for figures of 0/29.
11:05 PM IST: Rashid Khan on with his third over. A four off the second ball, hit by Shimron Hetmyer to long off. Six runs from the over and 101-run stand for Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann in 67 balls. RCB-121/3 after 14 overs.
11:01 PM IST: Yusuf Pathan drops a sitter at backward point to give another life to Shimron Hetmyer. 13 runs from the over, including a six and a four. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures after three overs: 2/20. RCB-115/3 after 13 overs.
10:57 PM IST: Basil Thampi on with his third over. Four singles then a four to fine leg. A double to sweeper cover. 10 runs from the over. 41 runs from the last four overs. Shimron Hetmyer (53 off 35) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (27 off 25) have added 82 in 55 balls for the fourth-wicket. RCB-102/3 after 12 overs. They need 74 runs from 48 balls.
10:51 PM IST: Shimron Hetmyer takes on Rashid Khan. Hits the second ball for a six, over deep mid-wicket, then another, off the fourth ball to bring up his maiden IPL fifty, in 32 balls. 15 runs from the over. RCB-92/3 after 11 overs. 84 runs required from 54 balls.
10:47 PM IST: Five runs from Basil Thampi's second over. RCB-77/3 after 10 overs. 99 runs required from 60 balls.
10:42 PM IST: Mohammad Nabi on with his second over. 11 runs, including a six off the second ball, hit by Shimron Hetmyer over cow corner. RCB-72/3 after nine overs. They need 104 runs from 66 balls.
10:36 PM IST: Basil Thampi gets his first over. Five singles from it. RCB-61/3 after eight overs. They need 115 runs from 72 balls. Shimron Hetmyer (28 off 23) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (12 off 13) have added 41 in 31. Time out.
10:31 PM IST: Mohammad Nabi gets his first over. Seven runs from the over, including a four off the last ball, hit by Shimron Hetmyer. RCB-56/3 after seven overs.
10:27 PM IST: Khaleel Ahmed on with his third over. Four singles from it. RCB-49/3 after six overs. They need 127 runs.
10:22 PM IST: Another good over for RCB. 10 runs from Rashid Khan's first over, including a six off the fourth ball, hit by Shimron Hetmyer over cow corner. RCB-45/3 after five overs.
10:17 PM IST: Huge over for RCB. 15 runs from Khaleel Ahmed's second over. Shimron Hetmyer hits the second and the third balls for fours, then Gurkeerat Singh hits the fifth ball for another. RCB-35/3 after four overs.
10:12 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes AB de Villiers. Very good catch by Martin Guptill at first slip. FoW-20/3 (2.5 Over). One run from the over. Gurkeerat Singh Mann is the new man. RCB-20/3 after three overs. They need 156 runs.
10:06 PM IST: Khaleel Ahmed gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. Caught behind. FoW-18/2 (1.5 Over). Shimron Hetmyer is the new man. RCB-19/2 after two overs.
10:00 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses Parthiv Patel, off the third ball, caught by Manish Pandey at backward point. Then, Virat Kohli hits the fourth ball for a four to backward point. Six runs from the over.
9:42 PM IST: Umesh Yadav with the last over. Kane Williamson hits the first ball for a six over long off, and fifty for the captain, in 38 balls. A four off the second ball, to long off. A six off the third ball, over deep square leg. A four off the fourth, to sweeper cover. That's 20 from four balls. No ball for the front foot, and two mid-wicket. And Yadav is angry. That's not a no ball. And everybody sees it. Free hit stands. Nigel Llong, what have you done? A single to backward square leg. A four to fine leg to end the over. 28 runs from the over. Yadav's figures: 0/46. Williamson unbeaten on 70 off 43. SRH-175/7. And Virat Kohli is furious.
9:35 PM IST: Navdeep Saini on with his final over. Three singles, then a dot to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Two more singles. Five from the over. Saini's figures: 2/39. SRH-147/7 after 19 overs.
9:30 PM IST: Kulwant Khejroliya on with his final over. Two singles, then the wicket of Rashid Khan. Caught at deep midwicket by Shimron Hetmyer. FoW-139/7 (17.3 Over). Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man. Five runs from the over. Khejroliya's figures: 1/29. SRH-142/7 after 18 overs.
9:24 PM IST: Mohammad Nabi is the new man for SunRisers. Kane Williamson hits the first ball for a four. A dot and a single. Nabi hits the fourth ball for a four, then a dot. Then, Navdeep Saini had him caught at mid-on by Gurkeerat Singh. FoW-137/6 (16.6 Over). In the previous over, Yuzvendra Chahal conceded six runs for a wicket. His figures: 1/24.
9:16 PM IST: 100th IPL wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal. 14th bowler to do so. He had Yusuf Pathan caught at deep by Umesh Yadav. FoW-127/5 (15.5 Over). Pathan made three off four. Time out.
9:11 PM IST: Kulwant Khejroliya returns for his third over. Kane Williamson hits the second and sixth balls for sixes. 15 runs from the over. SRH-122/4 after 15 overs.
9:05 PM IST: Washington Sundar on with his third over. Vijay Shankar hits the third and fourth balls for sixes, then holes out at short fine leg. Easy catch for Colin de Grandhomme. FoW-106/4 (13.5 Over). Shankar made 27 off 18. Yusuf Pathan is the new man. 14 runs from the over. SRH-107/4 after 14 overs.
9:01 PM IST: Colin de Grandhomme gets his first over. Vijay Shankar hits the first ball for a six, over long on. A double, then four singles.12 runs from the over. SRH-93/3 after 13 overs.
8:57 PM IST: Yuzvendra Chahal on with his third over. Very good over. Just two singles from it. SRH-81/3 after 12 overs. 20 runs from the last four overs.
8:54 PM IST: Umesh Yadav returns for his third over. Eight runs from it, including a four off the fourth ball, beautifully hit by Kane Williamson through mid-wicket. SRH-79/3 after 11 overs.
8:49 PM IST: Eight runs from Washington Sundar's second over, including a four off the last ball by Kane Williamson. SRH-71/3 after 10 overs.
8:47 PM IST: Kulwant Khejroliya on with his second over. Tidy one. Singles off the last two balls. SRH 63/3 after nine overs. They scored 44 without losing a wicket in the first four overs, but lost three for 19 in the next five.
8:41 PM IST: Washington Sundar on with his first over. He had Martin Guptill caught at mid-wicket by Virat Kohli. The Kiwi is angry with himself. Kane Williamson is the new man. Then, Shimron Hetmyer seems to have taken a stunning catch at deep square leg. Soft signal is out, but the review shows the ball touching the ground while rolling over. Third umpire thinks that's out. FoW-61/3 (7.5 Over). Pandey made nine of two. Vijay Shankar is the new man. Two wickets and two runs from the over. SRH-61/3 after eight overs.
8:34 PM IST: Kulwant Khejroliya, who became a target of Virat Kohli for that overthrow, gets his first over. Manish Pandey hits the first ball for a four, through mid off. Then three singles. Seven runs from the medium pacer's first over. SRH-59/1 after seven overs.
8:27 PM IST: One probing over from Yuzvendra Chahal. Manish Pandey spent first four balls analysing the turn et al for a single, then Martin Guptill blocked the last two. SRH-52/1 after six overs. Time out.
8:23 PM IST: Navdeep Saini on with his second over. One leg bye and a single, then the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha, caught at mid on by Umesh Yadav. FoW-46/1 (4.3 Over). Saha made 20 off 11. Manish Pandey is the new man. One bounce to deep extra cover fence. Brute power from Martin Guptill. Seven runs from the over. SRH-51/1 after five overs.
8:17 PM IST: Wriddhiman Saha toying with Yuzvendra Chahal and Virat Kohli. Every time, RCB move a fielder, Saha hits a four to the vacant area. Hat-trick of fours to start the over. And three singles. 15 runs from the over. SRH-44/0 after four overs.
8:13 PM IST: Umesh Yadav continues with his second over. Martin Guptill hits the first ball for a six over cover. A dot, then two singles. Yuzvendra Chahal drops Wriddhman Saha at deep square leg off the fourth ball. Two dots and eight runs from the over. SRH-29/0 after three overs.
8:08 PM IST: Navdeep Saini shares the new ball. A dot to Martin Guptill, then the Kiwi hits the next two balls for a four and a six. Then, five overthrows from Virat Kohli himself. Then, Wriddhiman Saha plays a sublime cover drive for a four. 19 runs from the over. SRH-21/0 after two overs.
8:04 PM IST: Brilliant fist over from Umesh Yadav. A single to Wriddhiman Saha off the first ball then another single off the last ball, to Martin Guptill.
7:31 PM IST: RCB captain Virat Kohli finally wins a toss and opts to bowl first. Kolhi can't believe his eyes.
6:35 PM IST: Likely XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
SunRisers Hyderabad: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed
4:00 PM IST: Form guide (latest first)
SunRisers Hyderabad lost to Mumbai Indians in the one-over eliminator, beat Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs, lost to Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore: No result against Rajasthan Royals, lost to Delhi Capitals by 16 runs, beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs
2:00 PM IST: What to expect?
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing for pride after their hopes of entering playoffs went up in smoke after their match against Rajasthan Royals was abandoned due to rain.
But, SunRisers Hyderabad would look to complete the unfinished business and seal their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs when they clash with laggards RCB.
The defeat against Mumbai Indians via Super Over must be hurting but they need to shrug it off and add two points to take their tally to 14, good enough to stay in top-4.
Despite their defeat against Mumbai, Hyderabad's net run rate is +0.653, which is superior to others in contention for the playoffs.
Even if Hyderabad lose their last match, they can still reach playoffs if Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab don't win more than one of their last two matches.
In the absence of their batting mainstay David Warner, young Manish Pandey (71 off 47 balls) shouldered the responsibility pretty well in the last match against Mumbai as he pushed the match into the super over after he carted Hardik Pandya for a last-ball six to bring the scores level.
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