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Sunrisers Hyderabad choke RCB to clinch IPL title
While Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore were favourites to win the IPL final, David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad retained composure to clinch their maiden IPL title. (Photo: AFP / BCCI/ PTI)
While Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore were favourites to win the IPL final, David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad retained composure to clinch their maiden IPL title. (Photo: AFP / BCCI/ PTI)
Skipper David Warner's sparkling half century helped Sunrisers Hyderabad survive a punishing blitz by Chris Gayle to edge out Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in the Indian Premier League final on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
Skipper David Warner's sparkling half century helped Sunrisers Hyderabad survive a punishing blitz by Chris Gayle to edge out Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in the Indian Premier League final on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)
Defending 208 to claim their maiden IPL title, Sunrisers restricted Virat Kohli's Bangalore to 200 for seven at the M Chinnaswamy stadium with Gayle's 38-ball 76 in vain.
Defending 208 to claim their maiden IPL title, Sunrisers restricted Virat Kohli's Bangalore to 200 for seven at the M Chinnaswamy stadium with Gayle's 38-ball 76 in vain.
Batting first,  Warner (69), who accumulated 848 runs in 17 matches, gave the team a rollicking 63-run start with opener Shikhar Dhawan (28). (Photo: PTI)
Batting first, Warner (69), who accumulated 848 runs in 17 matches, gave the team a rollicking 63-run start with opener Shikhar Dhawan (28). (Photo: PTI)
While RCB bowlers tried to get back into the game following Warner’s dismissal, Yuvraj Singh took over from where Warner left off, smacking 38 runs from 23 balls to keep the momentum going. (Photo: BCCI)
While RCB bowlers tried to get back into the game following Warner’s dismissal, Yuvraj Singh took over from where Warner left off, smacking 38 runs from 23 balls to keep the momentum going. (Photo: BCCI)
Cutting (39 not out) smacked fellow Australian Shane Watson for three sixes in the final over of the innings as Sunrisers plundered 52 runs off the last three overs to breach the 200-mark. (Photo: PTI)
Cutting (39 not out) smacked fellow Australian Shane Watson for three sixes in the final over of the innings as Sunrisers plundered 52 runs off the last three overs to breach the 200-mark. (Photo: PTI)
Chasing a record total in the final, Chris Gayle struck (76 from 38 balls)  from the start, raining sixes with medium-pacers Barinder Sran and Cutting taking a severe beating. (Photo: PTI)
Chasing a record total in the final, Chris Gayle struck (76 from 38 balls) from the start, raining sixes with medium-pacers Barinder Sran and Cutting taking a severe beating. (Photo: PTI)
However, it was tournament’s leading run-getter Virat Kohli’s wicket that turned the tide of the match. (Photo: AFP)
However, it was tournament’s leading run-getter Virat Kohli’s wicket that turned the tide of the match. (Photo: AFP)
Barinder Sran bowled the RCB captain to bring Sunrisers back into the final. (Photo: PTI)
Barinder Sran bowled the RCB captain to bring Sunrisers back into the final. (Photo: PTI)
Star batsman AB de Villiers, who had overpowered Gujarat Lions' bowlers in Qualifier 2, soon followed Kohli into the dug-out, (Photo: BCCI)
Star batsman AB de Villiers, who had overpowered Gujarat Lions' bowlers in Qualifier 2, soon followed Kohli into the dug-out, (Photo: BCCI)
With 18 runs required off the final over, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar -- the leading wicket taker of the season with 23 scalps -- gave away just nine. (Photo: PTI)
With 18 runs required off the final over, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar -- the leading wicket taker of the season with 23 scalps -- gave away just nine. (Photo: PTI)
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