SRH defeat RCB to win their maiden Indian Premier League title

IPL2016 final between SH/RCBCHENNAI: Riding on brilliant all-round performance, Sunrisers Hyderabad, defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to clinch their maiden Indian Premier League title in a high-octane summit clash at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore last night.

Chasing the target of 209 runs, Bangalore got off to a flying start as Chris Gayle (76) and Skipper Virat Kohli (54) laid a perfect platform and forged 114 run partnership.

But after the fall of the openers, no other batsman could contribute much, as a result they only managed to score 200 runs for seven in 20 overs.
Earlier, propelled by skipper David Warner, Hyderabad scored 208 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs. Warner, who hit 69, finished second in run-getters’ list with 848 runs.

Ben Cutting of Hyderabad was declared the Man of the Match for his all round performance. He had scored 39 runs and claimed two wickets.

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