IPL 2018: RCB overcome Kane Williamson masterclass to stay in the play-off hunt


RCB overcame a Kane Williamson masterclass for SRH to keep their play-off hopes alive in IPL 2018 on Thursday.

Chasing a mammoth 219 to win at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the SRH captain provided a big scare with a 42-ball 81 but Virat Kohli’s men just managed to prevail over their opponents.

Manish Pandey (62 not out of 38 balls) kept Williamson good company but despite doing their damnedest, the duo couldn’t take SRH over the line.

The visitors finished their innings on 204/3 to concede the contest by 14 runs. 

It was RCB’s sixth win in 13 games. SRH, on the other hand, suffered their fourth defeat in 13 games but the loss didn’t affect their position as they remained top of the table with nine wins.    

Earlier in the day, Moeen Ali at last proved his worth with a timely innings for RCB.

RCB were in a must-win situation and shortly after being put into bat they found themselves in the doldrums having lost Parthiv Patel (1) and Virat Kohli (12) without significant…

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