Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have a history of producing nerve-wrecking encounters in recent past. In Match 39 of ongoing VIVO IPL 2018, RCB bowlers set the match beautifully by dismissing SRH for 146 all-out.  In reply, SRH bowlers — led by Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan and Sandeep Sharma — kept their side alive with tidy overs and key breakthroughs. Colin de Grandhomme and Mandeep Singh looked set to take RCB out of jail, but were denied victory courtesy Siddarth Kaul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s exceptional death bowling.

SRH have stood up to their reputation of defending low totals as RCB faces another embarrassing defeat.

Alex Hales, Tim Southee, SRH, RCB, IPL 2018
Alex Hales departs for 5 © PTI
Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson registers his 5th half century this season © IANS
Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib al Hasan
RCB players celebrate the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan © IANS
Mohammed Siraj, Yusuf Pathan
Mohammed Siraj celebrates the wicket of Yusuf Pathan © PTI
Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel gets off to a good start but fails to capitalise © PTI
Rashid Khan, AB de Villiers
Rashid Khan dismisses AB de Villiers for 5 © PTI
SRH win by 5 runs © PTI
SRH win by 5 runs © PTI

Brief scores:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 146 in 20 overs (Kane Williamson 56, Shakib Al Hasan 35; Mohammed Sira 3 for 25, Tim Southee 2 for 30) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 141 for 6 in 20 overs (Parthiv Patel 20, Virat Kohli 39, Colin de Grandhomme  ; Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 36, Sandeep Sharma 1 for 20, Siddarth Kaul 1 for 25, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 for 27, Rashid Khan 1 for 31)