What a comeback from Sunrisers to lift the trophy. Sunrisers are the 2016 IPL champions under the fireworks-filled skies. Take a bow, David Warner. It was Cutting’s cameo which helped Hyderabad to lift the trophy. The Orange Army beat Royals by 8 runs.
It was a great batting display from Sunrisers Hyderabad to post 208 runs. First it was David Warner, in middle Yuvraj Singh and in was Ben Cutting who cut loose to score 50 runs in last three overs. It is the highest score in IPL finals and will be not easy for Virat and co to chase.
It will be Virat Kohli’s inspirational leadership for Royal Challengers Bangalore against the brute force with which David Warner has steered Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two teams, eyeing their maiden IPL title at Bangalore.
It will be the best batting side against the best bowling side in the tournament.
RCB, however, will have a slight advantage over Sunrisers as they have the experience of playing in an IPL final twice in the past -- 2009 and 2011, but on both occasions, they had finished runners-up.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and elected to bat first and Mustafizur Rahman is back in place of Trent Bolt for Hyderabad. The Royals are playing the same side they beat Gujarat Lions in first Qualifier.
It will be a captain Warner against skipper Kohli at Bangalore.