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.
Tall order for this current South Africa team, it’s fair to say.
Just about worked out okay we reckon.
The Indian juggernaut rolls on.
Mark Wood is an all-rounder now.
The verdict is in on Ben Stokes.
Numbers from 3 all the way up to 500,000!
Very sweary stuff from Ben Stokes.
Runs for the openers before the collapse came.
England looking to press home the advantage.
Looks like Wood *and* Archer at the Wanderers.