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Hetmyer, Gurkeet and Sundar help RCB end 2019 campaign with a win
IPL 2019

Hetmyer, Gurkeet and Sundar help RCB end 2019 campaign with a win

Royal Challengers Bangalore ended their IPL 2019 campaign on a high after they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets.

With 176 to win, RCB first recovered from being 20 for 3, and then survived a late-innings collapse, to chase down the target in the final over.

Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Mann both scored half-centuries, and their record 144-run stand took their team over the line.

The Royal Challengers ended their season with five wins, while the Sunrisers will await the results of the matches on the final day of the regular league season to know if their six wins can take them to the playoffs.

Earlier in the evening, Sunrisers Hyderabad got off to a brisk start courtesy their opening pair of Wriddhiman Saha (20 from 11 balls) and Martin Guptill (30 from 23 balls).

After Guptill and Manish Pandey perished in the eighth over, the innings was put back on track through a 45-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar.

Though the Sunrisers kept losing wickets at regular intervals, Williamson held one end firm, and accelerated at the backend of the innings, staying unbeaten on 70 from 43 balls.

For the hosts, Washington Sundar was the most successful bowler, while Navdeep Saini (2-39), Yuzvendra Chahal (1-24) and Kulwant Khejroliya (1-29) chipped in with a wicket each.