Vivo IPL 2016 season 9 qualifier 2 match was played between qualifier 1 loser Gujarat Lions and elimination 1 match winner Sunrisers Hyderabad. Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad played Qualifier 2 match on 27 May 2016, Friday at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. After winning the toss, SRH captain opted to bowl first and his decision was right for his team.
Gujarat Lions lost 5 wickets in 13 overs and they had scored only 83 runs till that time but then Aaron Finch took Lions to some good score and at the final, Gujarat Lions set target of 163 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Gujarat Lions lost the winning match or say David Warner became hero for the sunrisers. Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain David Warner scored 93 runs of 58 balls not out. He stayed strong when his other side wickets were falling down and he stayed cool and took his team to the finals of Vivo Ipl 2016.
Gujarat Lions’ Death-over-specialisation Dwayne Bravo could not perform well when his team was needing him the most and even Praveen Kumar not. Gujarat’s bowlers had kept on taking regular wickets of SRH and never allowed to become any partnership but 15th over by Dwayne Smith made the match in SRH’s favour.
Gujarat Lions had a side they have been. Topping the table through sheer all-round credentials, including instinctive enforcers, cautious builders, miserly and yorking bowlers… and a Trimmer posing as a Chinaman. But all of it came undone in a five-over period towards the end of this match.
Now Sunrisers Hyderabad will play the final battle against Virat’s Royal Challengers for the crown of Vivo IPL 2016. The final of IPL 2016 will be very very interesting as RCB has the best batting lineup while SRH has the best bowling lineup.
Gujarat Lions: 162 for 7 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 50; Ben Cutting 2/20, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/27)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 163 for 6 in 19.2 overs (David Warner 93 not out; Shivil Kaushik 2/22)
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