On this day in 2016: Hyderabad win their maiden IPL title beating RCB in final


The 2013 season of the Indian Premier League saw the inclusion of a new team Sunrisers Hyderabad. The team reached the playoffs in their very first season and impressed everyone. But after this, in the next 2 seasons, the team finished the season in 6th place. After this, Sunrisers Hyderabad made history on this day back in the 2016 IPL season by winning their first-ever IPL trophy.

Hyderabad post a massive total

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team competed in the final with Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this match, Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to bat first after winning the toss. The pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Warner gave the team a great start by scoring 59 runs in the first 6 overs. Although Dhawan returned to the pavilion on a personal score of 28 in the 7th over of the innings, Warner did not let the pace of the runs slow down.

After Dhawan lost the wicket, Warner first shared a 34-run quick partnership for the second wicket with Henriques and then added 28 runs in 22 balls with Yuvraj Singh to bring the team’s score to 140 in 15 overs. Warner was dismissed after scoring 69 runs in 38 balls in the match.

The Hyderabad team’s attempt was to score rapidly in the final overs to take the score to over 200. But with half the team returning to the pavilion for a score of 148, it seemed an extremely difficult task. In such a situation, Ben Cutting smashed 39 runs in just 15 balls, showing his batting talent. This led to the team’s innings finishing at 208 for 7 wickets after 20 overs.

Banglaore collapse

Chasing over 200 runs in the final was not going to be an easy task, but the opening pair of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle added 112 runs in just 10 overs for the first wicket. But with the wicket of Chris Gayle, SRH made a comeback.

After the wicket of Gayle, RCB team captain Virat Kohli also got out at the team score of 140. Soon after, the team suddenly appeared under pressure after losing the wickets of AB de Villiers, Lokesh Rahul and Shane Watson. Due to this, the RCB team could score 200 runs at the end of 20 overs and the Hyderabad team won their first title in the IPL with a win by eight runs.