Virat Kohli (above) was dismissed by fast bowler Barinder Sran © AFP
Virat Kohli (above) was dismissed by fast bowler Barinder Sran © AFP

Powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener and skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed by fast bowler Barinder Sran, as he is bowled up, against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), in the final of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. It was a short and a rising one just outside the off, as Kohli goes for a wild cut, takes the inside edgem, as the ball crashes onto the stumps, thus bringing an end to his illustrious IPL 2016. Currently, RCB are 141 for the loss of two wickets in 13 overs, with AB de Villiers on four and KL Rahul on one. Full Cricket Scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

After 56 league matches, two qualifiers, and an eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the much-awaited finale of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. These two teams are the deserving finalists, simply because they are the best batting and bowling sides of the tournament respectively. RCB’s batting is unmatched with the presence of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and KL Rahul in the top five. As for SRH, even in the absence of Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman they still manage to look threatening. Full Cricket Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

The final is being held at Bengaluru, which apart from being RCB’s fortress is also a ground best suited to their team. In Rahul, Aravind, and Stuart Binny RCB have three Karnataka cricketers who know what to expect from the pitch. Kohli, Gayle, and de Villiers have played for RCB for years, so they too are virtually hometown heroes. The deck is stacked in favour of RCB, but SRH and Warner are worthy adversaries. Expect a run-fest at Chinnaswamy!