Brad Hodge fired Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL Eliminator.
Brad Hodge hit 54 not out off 29 balls to see Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League play-off eliminator at Feroz Shah Kotla.
Set a target of 133, the Royals slipped to 57-5 midway through the run chase before Hodge blasted them over the winning line with four balls to spare.
The veteran Australian's innings contained two fours and five sixes. With 10 required from the final over he dispatched back-to-back maximums off Darren Sammy's bowling to finish the game in style.
The Sunrisers had earlier made 132-7 after opting to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan (33), Cameron White (31) and Sammy (29) were the main contributors.
The Royals advance to face Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 at Eden Gardens on Friday. The winner will play Chennai Super Kings in the final at the same venue on Sunday.
Steve Smith couldn’t get a hundred today. The Badger could.
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Changes for both teams ahead of The Oval.
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The Badger lets off steam.
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