Hyderabad are IPL heroes


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 (May 29). Defending 208 to claim their maiden IPL title, Hyderabad restricted Virat Kohli’s Bangalore to 200-7 at the M Chinnaswamy stadium with Gayle’s 38-ball 76 in vain. 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 as the Hyderabad players celebrated amid fireworks. Electing to bat first,…

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