IPL 2016 final, RCB vs SRH as it happened: Warner triumphs over Kohli

IPL 2016 final, RCB vs SRH as it happened: Warner triumphs over Kohli
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    That's it from us at Firstpost for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League. After nearly two months, the time has come for us to bid goodbye to India's cash-rich T20 league. It is also the end of a long T20 season that began way back in March! Good night folks! 

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    Warner and co. finally lift the IPL trophy, which bears the team's name for the first time ever! 

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    Warner: Its fantastic team achievement, and overwhelmiong for me. Its been a hard journey for the last two years, but credit to all the other guys. It was a team effort the whole way. We knew we have to get 200 against these giys. What a great leader Kohli is. India's in great hands in the coming years. He has set a benchmark fior all players and batsmen. 

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    Kohli: This was for the people of Bangalore, and we wanted to do it for them. Even in the worst of sesaons, they have come out to support us. Would've certainly loived to be on the other side of the result. Dan mentioned to me we got to 200 and we lost! We went for a few but the wicket was nice. I was real disappointed to get out at that stage. Sometimes luck doesn't go your way. I just want to congratulate the Sunrisers. They deserved this win. 

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    Another award for Kohli — Most Valuable Player award! 

    Kohli: Dont want to bore the winning team now as they deserve to do the talking. 

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    Bhuvneshwar Kumar wins the Purple Cap award for most wickets (23).

    Bhuvi: Would like appreaciate the way I picked up in the latter stages. That (the death overs) was the area I was really looking to develop. (On Mustafizur) I've said it before that he is the toughest bowler to hit. 

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    Kohli: Nice incentive for the way we've gone this season, but doesn't feel right for ending up on the other side of the result. Feels nice to have scored more runs than anyone else. Why Sunrisers won was because they have a strong attack. I wanted to contributed with the bat as much as I could. Well I surprised myself there a little bit to be honest (on his four hundreds). 

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    Virat Kohli wins the Orange Cap award for the most runs in a single season. (973)

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    Suresh Raina wins the Catch of the Season award! 

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    David Warner wins the Glam Shot of the Season award. 

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    AB de Villiers is the recipient of the Freecharge Bolt Season award. 

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    Virat Kohli wins the Maximum Sixes award! 

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    Chris Morris wins the award for the Fastest Fifty (17 balls). AB de Villiers collects it on his behalf.

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    Mustafizur Rahman wins the Emerging Player award. 

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    Sunrisers Hyderabad win the Fairplay award! 

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    Cutting: It was exciting to play in front of such a big crowd. We wouldnt have been here had it not been for Davey. For him (Bhuvi) to finish it that way was special! 

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    Ben Cutting is the Man of the Match for his all-round effort of 39 not out off 15 balls, as well as figures of 2 for 35.

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    One of the rare days when RCB opening duo of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli hammer fifties, and yet their side go on to lose! Superb comeback by the Sunrisers in the second half of the second innings. 

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    The Sunrisers camp break into a jig after lifting the trophy. Who would have thought of David Warner's side outshinging Virat Kohli's that too in RCB's own backyard! 

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    It was billed as the battle between the explosive RCB batting and the consistent SRH bowling. In the end, it was a joint effort between the batting and bowling departments that helped David Warner lift the trophy!

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    Sachin Baby was reduced to tears after missing out on a boundary in the fourth ball of the final over. Such was the pressure on the youngster in

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    After 20 overs,Bangalore 200/7 ( Sachin Baby 18 , Iqbal Abdulla 4)

    Bhuvi to bowl the final over of IPL 2016! Jordan gets a single off the first. Baby vs Bhuvi now! Two off the next ball, with Baby sending the ball high towards the vacant backward square-leg off a low full-toss. 15 needed off four. OUT! Superb yorker by Bhuvi in the third ball, with Baby sending it towards the keeper and scooting off for a quick single. Jordan however, isn't quick enough, and is caught well short of his crease to depart for 3. Abdulla is the new batsman, and can only get a leg bye in the fourth ball. 14 needed off the last two, and the situation is nearly impossible for Baby now. Unless Bhuvi concedes a wide or a no-ball. Dot off the fifth ball. And Warner is pumped up! FOUR! Baby sends it down towards fine-leg as Sunrisers pull off an 8-run win

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    After 19 overs,Bangalore 191/6 ( Sachin Baby 15 , Chris Jordan 2)

    OUT! Binny sends the first ball of the penultimate over down towards long-on, and is caught well short of his crease while returning for the second. Made the fatal mistake of looking to his back, and is ultimately run-out despite a dive! Jordan walks out to bat — for the first time this tournament — and miscues it towards deep point. DROPPED! Sran drops the easiest of catches, as Jordan survives first ball, getting a couple instead. Big shout for an lbw in the fourth, with Jordan getting away with a bye. Full-toss off the fifth ball, with Baby sending it down the ground. Warner however, pulls off a superb piece of fielding near the boundary to save four runs for his side! SIX! What a way for Baby to end the over! Lofts the full delivery over long-on to bring RCB back into the game! RCB need 18 off the last six balls, and Bhuvi sure as hell won't look to give anything away! 

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    After 18 overs,Bangalore 179/5 ( Sachin Baby 7 , Stuart Binny 8)

    Bhuvi returns to the attack, and starts off with a terrific yorker, to which Binny has no answer. Single off the next two deliveries. Another yorker from hell in the fourth delivery! Clever variation by Bhuvi, anticipating a ramp shot by Binny, and pitching it wide outside off. FOUR! Baby spoils a superb over by reverse-paddling the last ball of the over between third man and backward point! RCB need 30 off the last 12

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    After 17 overs,Bangalore 172/5 ( Sachin Baby 2 , Stuart Binny 7)

    Fizz returns to the attack, and starts off with a terrific yorker! Watson would've been happy to survive the ball. Two off the second, before Watson holes out to Henriques at extra-cover after miscuing an off-cutter from Mustafizur in the third. The Fizz has finally struck, and the dismissal couldn't have come at a better stage! Watson departs for 11 off 9, as the SRH personnel are visibly pumped up at the moment! Binny walks out to the centre, and lofts over the bowler's head for a straight, flat six! What a way for the local boy to get off the mark! Full-toss to end the over, with Binny getting a single to retain strike. 10 off the over, including the wicket of Watson, as RCB need 37 off the last 18 balls

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    After 16 overs,Bangalore 162/4 ( Shane Watson 9 , Sachin Baby 1)

    Cutting into the attack for his final over. Singles traded in the first two balls to start with. OUT! Ben Cutting strikes again, this time cutting Rahul's innings short! Cutter from cutting, and Rahul misses the line of the delivery completely, getting his off-stump rattled! Second wicket for Cutting, as RCB are fast losing out on able batsmen now! Sachin Baby walks out to bat now! Brilliant over by Cutting at this stage, conceding just four and getting a wicket! RCB need 47 to win from 24 balls, with six wickets in hand! 

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    After 15 overs,Bangalore 158/3 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 10 , Shane Watson 7)

    Henriques in for his third over, and keeps it tight for the first four balls, giving away just three. SIX! Watson relieves some of the pressure off his back! Hammers the cutter from his compatriot straight down the ground! Dot to end the over, with nine coming off it. 51 needed off the last 30 for RCB! 

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    After 14 overs,Bangalore 149/3 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 8 , Shane Watson 0)

    FOUR! First boundary for Rahul, as he sweeps it towards backward square-leg. OUT! Game on now! AB de Villiers  comes down the track, and miscues the ball towards extra-cover where Henriques holds on to the catch! Departs for 5, as Bipul gets the much-needed wicket of ABD! The momentum is firmly with SRH now! 8 runs and a big wicket in the 14th over, with RCB needing 60 off 36 now. Watson is the new batsman at the crease now. 

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    After 13 overs,Bangalore 141/2 ( AB de Villiers 4 , Lokesh Rahul (W) 1)

    Virat Kohli brings up YET ANOTHER FIFTY (his seventh of the tournament along with four centuries) off the second ball of Sran's third over. Comes down the track and sends the ball over the extra-cover fence! Couple off the next two balls, with Kohli and ABD displaying some terrific running between the wickets. BOWLED HIM! Sran, of all the bowlers, gets Kohli's wicket, with the latter advancing down the track, and getting an inside edge onto his stumps! Kohli departs for 54 off 36, falling 27 short of 1,000 runs in the tournament! KL Rahul is the new batsman at the centre, and gets off the mark with a single. RCB need 68 off 42 now

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    After 12 overs,Bangalore 129/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 44 , AB de Villiers 3)

    Spin introduced for the first time. ABD off the mark with a single in the first ball, before Kohli hammers the ball towards cow-corner to move into the 40s! Four singles off the next four deliveries, as the running between the wickets has significantly improved with AB's arrival alongside Kohli. Nine off the over, with RCB needing 80 off the 48 balls

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    After 11 overs,Bangalore 120/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 38 , AB de Villiers 0)

    Cutting in for his third over. Gayle collects a single off the first ball, guiding the wide delivery down the track. DROPPED! Kohli miscues the second ball towards short third-man, where Fizz fails to collect the catch despite a brave leap! OUT! Finally, it is Cutting who gets the breakthrough, bringing an end to the 114-run opening stand! Gayle mis-hits the third ball while looking to slog towards wide long-on, and sends the ball towards deep third man, where Bipul judges the catch perfectly. 


    Gayle departs for a blistering 38-ball 76, as Cutting delivers with the ball after shining with the bat! AB de Villiers is the new batsman at the crease, and will look to finish the game from this point onwards. FOUR! Kohli despatches the leg-cutter towards backward point off the very next ball. Gets a couple off the fifth. Dot off the final ball. Eight runs and the wicket of Gayle in Cutting's third ball. RCB need 89 off 54 now

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    After 10 overs,Bangalore 112/0 ( Chris Gayle 75 , Virat Kohli (C) 31)

    Warner turns to Fizz out of desperation, and the latter starts off by conceding a low full-toss outside off. Kohli ventures down the pitch, and smashes the ball through the covers! SIX! Kohli finally gets his first big hit of the day, and he is taking the Bangladeshi pace sensation to the cleaners. Comes down the track, and hammers it over long-off, with the ball travelling high into the orbit! Single off the third, with Gayle getting back the strike. Bouncer off the fourth. Much-needed improvement for Fizz, who fires a yorker in the fifth, with the Jamaican getting only a single. Dot off the last ball, with 12 coming off the over. RCB need 97 off 60 balls.

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    After 9 overs,Bangalore 100/0 ( Chris Gayle 74 , Virat Kohli (C) 20)

    Henriques into his second over. FOUR! Kohli comes down the track, and hammers the ball down towards long-off. The ball lands just short of Warner, before clearing the ropes! Single off the second. SIX! Gayle slices the fourth ball, clearing the long-off rope, before pulling a shorter delivery outside off towards midwicket, with the ball reaching the second tier in the stands. Gayle races to 70 in 33 balls. FOUR! What a way to end the ninth over! Gayle scythes the last ball over cover, with 21 coming off Henriques' 2nd over! Brings up the 100 for RCB, who now need 109 off 66 balls! 

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    After 8 overs,Bangalore 79/0 ( Chris Gayle 58 , Virat Kohli (C) 15)

    Cutting for the eighth over, and starts off with a dot outside off. Kohli hands the strike back to Gayle in the second ball. Wide off the third. Clearly, Cutting is under pressure while bowling to Gayle. SIX! Full outside off, and Gayle's times it crisply over the bowler's head! Sixth big hit by him! Slower one from Cutting in the next delivery, which Gayle leaves. Pulls towards cow-corner for a single off the fifth ball. Kohli retains strike with a single. RCB need 130 off 72 balls

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    After 7 overs,Bangalore 69/0 ( Chris Gayle 51 , Virat Kohli (C) 13)

    Henriques introduced into the attack. SIX! Flat hit over long-on to get to his half-century in just 25 balls! Swing and a miss in the second! Single off the third, with Gayle guiding full-toss outside off down towards long-off. Dot off the fourth, before driving through the covers for a couple in the penultimate delivery. Kohli retains strike for the next over, collecting a single off the last. 10 runs off Henriques' first over of the day, as Bangalore need another 140 to win from 78 balls.

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    After 6 overs,Bangalore 59/0 ( Chris Gayle 44 , Virat Kohli (C) 10)

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, and SRH skipper Warner has introduced Mustafizur for the final over of powerplay. Dot off the first two deliveries of the over, before Kohli gets a single off the third. Gayle vs Mustafizur now! Huge appeal for LBW in the penultimate ball of the over, although it was an inside edge off an  off-cutter. Couple off the last ball, as the Fizz starts off well, conceding just four off it. RCB reach 59/0 at the end of powerplay, needing another 150 to win from 84 balls

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    After 5 overs,Bangalore 55/0 ( Chris Gayle 43 , Virat Kohli (C) 7)

    Change of bowling, with Cutting introduced into the attack now. The RCB captain guides the second ball towards deep square-leg for a single, handing the strike back to Gayle. SIX! Gayle gets his fourth six of the innings. Short stuff along off, and Gayle uppercuts it towards vacant third man region! FOUR! Gayle brings up the fifty partnership with Kohli (who has scored only six so far), coming down the track and hammering the ball towards cow-corner! Single off the fifty, with Gayle moving to 43 off 22 balls.  Kohli retains strike for the following over with a single towards deep backward point. 13 off Cutting's first over of the day. RCB need 154 to win from 90 balls

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    After 4 overs,Bangalore 42/0 ( Chris Gayle 32 , Virat Kohli (C) 5)

    Gayle goes for a wild swing in the first ball of Sran's second over, and misses. Doesn't miss the second one though, as he smashes the length ball outside off towards cow-corner, striking from the middle of the bat! Slower one from Sran in the following delivery, no runs scored off it. Dot off the fourth as well, with Gayle missing an attempted pull, with the ball narrowly missing his off-stump! Slower one from Sran in the fifth, and Gayle adjusts himself perfectly, and smashes it towards midwicket! SIX! What an over for RCB! Gayle flicks back of square to end the over on a high, collecting 16 off it! RCB scoring at a rate well over 10 at the moment! Meanwhile, Kohli has been reduced to a spectator at the other end! 

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    After 3 overs,Bangalore 26/0 ( Chris Gayle 16 , Virat Kohli (C) 5)

    Gayle hands the strike back to Kohli with a leg bye. Kohli is greeted with a vicious bouncer from Bhuvneshwar in the third delivery, which is adjudged a wide. FOUR! Thick inside edge off Gayle's bat, and the ball runs away towards backward square-leg for a four! Dot and single to follow, with eight coming off Bhuvneshwar's second over. 

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Bengaluru: With just over 24 hours to go for the much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) summit clash, all eyes will be on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengluru which will host the exciting battle between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Led by an inspirational Virat Kohli, RCB will be hoping to get the monkey off their back after failing to win in both their previous attempts — 2009 and 2011 — and also relish the opportunity of bagging their maiden IPL trophy in front of a vociferous home crowd.

On the other hand, having managed to reach the play-offs just once in their debut season in 2013, Hyderabad will bank on their bowling prowess and skipper David Warner, who single-handedly pulled off an improbable four-wicket victory against Gujarat Lions in the second qualifier at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium on Friday.

Struggling to find consistency in the league phase, Bangalore made a stunning comeback to register five consecutive wins before reaching their third final. RCB dished out five clinical performances to beat the Gujarat Lions (by 144 runs), Kolkata Knight Riders (by 9 wickets), Kings XI Punjab (by 82 runs D/L method), Delhi Daredevils (by 6 wickets) and Gujarat (by 4 wickets) again in the first Qualifier to seal their place in the title clash.

Representational photo. BCCI

Representational photo. BCCI

RCB's success story centred around skipper Kohli and AB de Villiers's glorious run with the willow. With 919 runs under his belt, Kohli has amassed four centuries and six fifties in this edition so far to be the highest run-getter while the South African is the third highest scorer in the league with 682 runs, including one century and six half-centuries.

After struggling to strike form in the early stages of the tournament, Kohli's opening partner Chris Gayle has found his touch at the right juncture while young keeper-batsman KL Rahul has been a revelation for the team in this edition.

Despite all-rounder Shane Watson not getting much opportunity to show his prowess with the bat in the 15 matches, the veteran Australian has led the side's weakened bowling unit with 20 wickets so far alongwith young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who also has as many wickets but from 12 games. England's Chris Jordan has also joined the party in helping RCB in containing their rivals in the death overs.

Sunday's match would also give RCB an opportunity to avenge their 15-run loss to Sunrisers in the last clash between the two teams.

On the flip side, coming into the final on the back of two high profile wins — first against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 22 runs in the eliminator and then against Lions in the second qualifier, the visitors will go all out to clinch their maiden trophy.

Like their rivals, the visitors have also found an inspiring leader in Warner, who is next to Kohli to be the second highest run-getter with 779 runs from 16 games including eight fifties so far.

Besides Warner, Sunrisers also have the likes of Shikhar Dhawan (473 runs), the experienced Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha and big-hitting all-rounder Ben Cutting in the batting department.

More than the batting, the side's pace bowling strength has been a challenge for the opposition in this edition.

Despite losing veteran Ashish Nehra midway due to an injury, young pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is leading the wicket-takers' chart with 23 wickets from 16 games, while Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman (16 wickets from 15 matches), has also lived up to his skipper's expectations whenever he has been handed the ball.

Sunrisers will be hoping Rahman turns up fit for Sunday's game after sitting out the second qualifier owing to a hamstring niggle.

Left-arm pacer Barinder Sran has also come of age in the limited opportunities he has had while left-arm spinner Bipul sharma will look to be impressive again in beating the likes of Kohli, Gayle and de Villiers.


Published Date: May 29, 2016 11:46 pm | Updated Date: May 30, 2016 12:47 am


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