Hyderabad beat Bangalore by 4 runs to register an emphatic win in match 52 of the Indian T20 League at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing a target of 142, Bangalore were dealt with an early blow as skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed off the very first over. Glenn Maxwell 40 (25) and Devdutt Padikkal 41 (52) tried to anchor the chase but the latter struggled to get going on a wicket that was slow-paced.
It all boiled down to the last over where Bhuvneshwar Kumar successfully defended 13 off the final over to set up a much-needed victory for Hyderabad.
Bangalore's loss to Hyderabad has now dented their chances of finishing in the top two although Virat Kohli Co. still have a game left to play.
Here's how the match unfolded
Bangalore stay third on points table!
A much-needed win for Hyderabad as Bangalore stay third on the points table with 16 points. They still have one game though to march into the top two. However, they will have to hope for a Chennai loss in their last game. Lot's coming up over the next two days. Keep following SportsAdda to get all live updates.
6 needed off 1 ball!
Can AB de Villiers pull of a remarkable win for Bangalore? Or will Hyderabad get two points on the board? Here we go, Bhuvi running in to bowl...
Equation 12 off 3 balls now!
de Villiers declines a run. Clearly, if it has to be Bangalore, AB de Villiers needs to be the man to take maximum strike.
13 needed off the final over!
Match right on the edge here. AB de Villiers still at the crease though for Bangalore. Can Hyderabad pull off a heist here?
In the airr...Dropped!
Bhuvneshwar spills an easy chance on the point boundary. Usually has a safe pair of hands, not this time though. Will it be costly for Hyderabad? Only time will tell. Bangalore need 14 off 9 balls
Four! Shahbaz is on a mission tonight!
A couple of boundaries from the youngster has taken Bangalore closer to the chase. Need 18 off 12 balls
Out! Padikkal's struggles come to an end!
Good running catch from Samad on the mid-wicket fence there. Short ball from Rashid, Padikkal's eyes lit up but he fails to connect as Samad plucks a smart catch. Padikkal goes for 41 (52). Bangalore need 33 from 19 balls
Tight bowling from Hyderabad
Hyderabad bowlers have been brilliant in the last three overs. Just pulling back the game a little bit in their favour. Bangalore need 38 off 24 to win