In perhaps an unprecedented phase of death bowling SRH conceded just 18 runs in the last 3 overs, winning the match by 5 runs.
Colin de Grandhomme (33) looked like being their unlikely hero but he was bowled off the last ball to leave RCB five runs short. I don't think we showed enough application.
Put in to bat, Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson (56 off 39 balls) raged a lone battle with a defiant half century, despite losing his partners at regular intervals before Shakib joined him to forge a 64-run partnership for the fourth wicket and take the side past the 100-run mark. RCB's Southee and Siraj claimed two wickets each. His innings was laced with a total of five fours and two sixes. "We should have done a better job with the ball but in the field we were up to the mark".
Moving onto the bowling section, RCB's Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj ended up with 3 wickets each with an economy of 7.50 and 6.25 respectively.
In reply, Rajasthan could only manage to reach 140 for six despite a 59-run second-wicket stand between Ajinkya Rahane (65 not out) and Sanju Samson (40) setting up the chase. Match 39 of IPL 2018 was a closely fought affair between the 2 teams.More news: 45 dead in attack on northern Nigerian village
Shakib provided the first breakthrough for the 2016 champions when he dismissed Parthiv Patel for 20 runs.
In response, RCB got over a middle-order stutter that saw De Villiers depart for just five to need just 12 off the last over.
Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan was victim on both occasions. If you have strong characters on this team, you're always going to do well. They lived up to the expectations and made sure SRH batsmen did not pile up a mammoth total.
Security forces had a tough time controlling the clamouring crowd even as scores of fans, donning the orange jersey with the Sunrisers Hyderabad flag in hand, flocked the stadium hours before the contest got underway. On a hard pitch, the 27-year old showed he had the game and the temperament to adapt to the demands of the situation, and helped himself to his fifth half-century of the season.
With the win, Sunrisers move to the top of the IPL table while Bangalore remain stuck in sixth. He then accounted for the big wicket of Kohli, Yusuf Pathan playing an important role in the dismissal taking a very good one-handed catch at point.