Abu Dhabi: It all boiled down to the last over with RCB needing 13 runs to win on Wednesday. Kane Williamson relied on his most experienced bowler to bowl the final over – Bhuvneshwar Kumar did his job against the ever-dangerous AB de Villiers. Bhuvi starts the over well, conceding a run in the first three balls – hitting a six. Eventually, he successfully defended the runs and helped SRH secure their third win of the season. Also Read – IPL 2021: With MS Dhoni Not Firing, Ravindra Jadeja Needs More Opportunities With The Bat – Ian Bishop
After the win, Bhuvi revealed his plan against ABD in the last over. Admitting that he was more focused, the 31-year-old pacer said the plan was to bowl wide yorkers. “When AB bats, you think more than the other batsmen. I would be lying if I said that there were no veins. I was more focused on the process than on where to bowl to him. The plan was to bowl full and nothing else. I was trying to bowl a wide yorker. I bowled a straight and hit a six and then went back to the wide yorker. It was the only plan for him,” he said after the match. Also read- IPL 2021: Gautam Gambhir defends Virat Kohli, unreasonable to expect RCB captain to play with Glenn Maxwell-like temperament
It was RCB’s game which they lost. They had the game in their clutches when 18 runs were needed from the last two overs. The final over was bowled by Jason Holder, who conceded five runs and got SRH back into it. Also Read – KKR vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints Vivo IPL 2021 Match 54: Captain, Vice-Captain – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Playing 11, Team News for today’s T20 match at Sharjah Stadium 7.30 Thursday, October 7 at IST
“It’s been a tough season and it’s great to see some of those small improvements. It was good to see those small adjustments, we thought that was a total competitive and we saw that fight with the full ball as well,” Williamson said. Said after the victory.