RCB's wait for IPL trophy to continue
Abu Dhabi : For one more year Royal Challengers Bangalore's dream to lift the IPL trophy will remain unfulfilled as they have been knocked out of the tournament by Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli admitted that his side failed to post enough runs on the scoreboard to win the game. They managed to post only 131 runs after being sent to bat first. However, the skipper claimed that the final results could have been different even with this total if Devdutt Padikkal had taken Kane Williamson's catch at the fence.
The New Zealand batsman chipped a thigh-high full toss high in the air with Padikkal catching the ball with both hands, but had to throw it inside the ropes after losing his balance and momentum carried him outside the fence. He couldn't get himself back in time to complete the catch but his brilliant effort did save five runs for the side.
"It is a game of margins and if Kane was taken there then it is a different ball game," he said during the post-match press conference when asked to reflect on his side's defeat.
The opportunity missed resulted in loss of the game and their trophy dream in this season. The 30-year-old smashed the 14th fifty of his IPL career and remained unbeaten on 50 runs off 44 deliveries, with two boundaries and as many sixes.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will now face Delhi Capitals on Sunday and the winner will see Mumbai Indians in the final match of the tournament.