IPL 2016 is a done deal, and Sunrisers Hyderabad overcame the odds despite being the underdog. It was their first time going into the IPL Finals and their first time winning the title. Let’s re-live the five best moments of the IPL 2016 Finals match between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Warner’s Historic Game
This IPL 2016 Finals game is one for the books. Or at least in David Warner’s, that is. His 100th appearance at the IPL, David Warner also marks his 800th run in the season. Spectators expected that Warner may do a one-man show again but he says the championship title was a “fantastic team achievement,” Cricket Country reports.
Chris Gayle Out!
Man-of-the-match Ben Cutting gives Chris Gayle the boot after the Big Man of RCB miscalculates his play. Despite this, Chris Gayle races beyond the 9,000th mark for a run in his T20 career.
Baby Don’t You Cry
Sachin Baby saves the game for RCB multiple times, even getting a marvelous 6 to stave off RCB’s need for points. However, after missing his opportunity during the last few minutes of the game, Sachin Baby was unable to hold back tears for his team’s loss.
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Record Run for the Season
Though Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to secure the IPL Finals title yet again, captain Virat Kohli is consoled with the Orange Cap for performing 973 runs in this season alone. However, as the finals results show, the number of runs does not produce a title.
After the game, Kohli talks to First Post about the finals game they lost, saying, “Nice incentive for the way we’ve gone this season, but doesn’t feel right for ending up on the other side of the result. Feels nice to have scored more runs than anyone else.”
Purple Cap Goes To…
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a late bloomer in the finals game, delivered 23 wickets enough for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even he admits it, saying, “Would like to appreciate the way I picked up in the latter stages. That (the death overs) was the area I was really looking to develop.”
There you have it, the IPL 2016 Champions, the Sunrisers Hyderabad.