Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 70 as Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 175/7 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. @BCCI

While Washington Sundar scalped three wickets, Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 70 powered Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 175/7 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Put in to bat, SRH were off to a flying start as Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill scored at a brisk pace. However, just before SRH could cross fifty, Navdeep Saini gave RCB their first breakthrough as he dismissed Saha for 20.

RCB pushed SRH on the backfoot as Washington Sundar, who replaced Pawan Negi in the playing XI, struck twice in his first over as the visitors lost Guptill and Manish Pandey, who had scored three fifties in last four games.

Williamson, who had failed to score big in this season, and Vijay Shankar then joined hands and put up 45-run stand. However, Washington Sundar once again came to RCB’s rescue in the 14th over as Vijay Shankar, who had hit the off-spinner for two sixes in the over, played a shot too many and was caught at the short fine-leg.

While Williamson continued to hold fort, SRH lost three wickets – Yusuf Pathan, who had replaced Abhishek Sharma in the playing XI, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan – in quick succession.

However, the SRH skipper stayed put and then launched into the attack in the last over, targetting Umesh Yadav, as SRH scored as many as 28 runs in the final over to sail past 170-run mark.

Brief scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 175/7 (Kane Williamson 70*; Washington Sundar 3/24) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore