Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the IPL Eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

SRH beats RCB by six wickets to set a date with Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2. RCB's campaign ends.

What a fine knock from Williamson, who scored an unbeaten 50 in a tight run chase and not to forget the valuable contribution from Jason Holder with an unbeaten 24, ensured Sunrisers stay alive in IPL 2020.

SRH 123/4 after 19 overs: Williamson just a single away from his fifty but more than that Sunrisers requires 9 off 6 balls and we might be heading to  a Super Over.

SRH 114/4 after 18 overs: Williamson with some clever batting has made it a 10-run over as Sunrisers needs 18 off 12 balls.

SRH 104/4 after 17 overs: Williamson takes Sunrisers closer to the target with a wonderful cover drive as Sunrisers needs 28 runs in 18 balls.

SRH 97/4 after 16 overs: Williamson is the man for Sunrisers as he deposits Chahal for a huge six over deep mid-wicket and Sunrisers needs 35 in 24 balls. Favourites from here to win the game.  Chahal finishes with 4-0-24-1

SRH 87/4 after 15 overs: Hyderabad needs 45 runs in 30 balls and with a set Williamson at crease, it will fancy its chances. Holder is no mug with the bat. A couple of big strikes and the required rate will come under 9.

SRH 81/4 after 14 overs: Williamson is keeping Hyderabad in the hunt as he smokes Sundar for a maximum and this is excellent batting from the New Zealand skipper.

SRH 72/4 after 13 overs: Moeen Ali into the attack and he starts with a four-run over. Holder and Williamson need to hold fort and this is an immense pressure situation.

SRH 68/4 after 12 overs: Chahal delivers a huge blow as he picks Priyam Garg to leave Sunrisers four down. Jason Holder joins Williamson and Sunrisers need 64 off 48 balls.

SRH 64/3 after 11 overs: Golden over from Zampa as he gives just four runs and what a spell he has bowled so fsr. Remember, there is Moeen Ali and on a slow pitch, Sunrisers will bank on the experience of Kane Williamson.

RCB 60/3 after 10 overs: Chahal peels out another tight over as the match hangs in balance. A good partnership will get Sunrisers home, while a couple of wickets will keep RCB alive.

SRH 55/3 after 9 overs: Brilliant from Zampa as he gets the prized scalp of Manish Pandey and Ab de Villiers takes an excellent catch to bring Bangalore back in the match. This is going to be a nail-biter.

SRH 54/2 after 8 overs: Bangalore pulling back things with the help of its spinners and Yuzvendra Chahal bowls a tidy over. Pressure on Sunrisers batsmen.

SRH 49/2 after 7 overs: Adam Zampa into the attack and gives just a single as Kane Williamson joins Manish Pandey in a tense chase. Sunrisers needs 83 runs in 78 balls.

SRH 48/2 after 6 overs: Bangalore fighting with wickets and this time Kohli reviews a caught behind and the third umpire rules in favour of RCb as there is a spike when the ball passes the gloves of Warner. Siraj on fire as he picks his second wicket.

SRH 35/1 after 5 overs: Warner opens up as he welcomes Washington Sundar with a boundary and then Pandey bisects the gap between cover and mid-off to give Sunrisers a sedate start.

SRH 23/1 after 4 overs: Manish Pandey has nullified the early fall of Goswami as he begins with a boundary off Saini and then with some superb timing drives through the extra cover to end the over with a boundary.

SRH 13/1 after 3 overs: Manish Pandey tonks Siraj over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum and Sunrisers move on in chase of 132. A good partnership and it should be an easy chase for Hyderabad.

SRH 4/1 after 2 overs: Navdeep Saini steams in with a brilliant opening over as he gives just two runs. Warner and Pandey are off the mark and Sunrisers needs a steady start. The fall of Goswami should not have any bearing on the two batsmen out there in the middle.

SRH 2/1 after 1 over: Perfect start for Bangalore as Mohammed Siraj strikes early to remove Shreevats Goswami for a duck. Goswami goes for a booming drive only to nick it to Ab de Villiers. Manish Pandey joins Warner.

Alright Sunrisers Hyderabad needs 132 runs to knockout Bangalore and out come the SRH openers David Warner and Shreevats Goswami. Mohammed Siraj with the new ball. Here we go!

End of Innings: RCB 131/7 in 20 overs

Sunrisers Hyderabad has given itself a real good chance to knockout Bangalore and progress ahead in the tournament. The David Warner-led side did it in 2016 and this time, its bowlers, led by Jason Holder 4-0-25-3 pinned down Bangalore. De Villiers with a fifty was the lone performer with the bat on a slow track. Back for the chase in a while.

RCB 118/7 after 19 overs: Jason Holder finishes his spell and what an outstanding show this has been from the West Indies skipper. 4-0-25-3 including the wicket of Kohli.

RCB 113/7 after 18 overs: Take a bow T Natarajan as the Tamil Nadu pacer yorks Ab de Villiers and takes two wickets to further dent RCB.  Virat Kohli is a hurt man in the dug-out as he knows RCB doesn't has the runs to gamble with the ball in a knock-out.

RCB 111/5 after 17 overs: Excellent from Sandeep Sharma as he gives just seven runs from his final over, finishing with 4-0-21-0

RCB 104/5 after 16 overs: Fifty for De Villiers and what a fighting innings this has been from the South Africa. He needs to tee off in the final four as anything over 150 will be competitive on a slow surface. Meanwhile, Holder picks a three-wicket haul.

RCB 93/4 after 15 overs: Ab de Villiers has started to switch gears as he fetches a boundary. Rashid Khan goes wicketless as he finishes with 4-0-22-0 .

RCB 85/4 after 14 overs: T Natarajan gets hammered for a boundary by De Villiers but returns to finish well, giving nine runs from his second over.

RCB 76/4 after 13 overs: De Villiers releases the pressure with a much-needed boundary and Bangalore needs to target one bowler and get a move-on in the last seven overs.

RCB 68/4 after 12 overs: Rashid Khan bowls another tight over and guves three runs from is third over. Bangalore is stuck, despite Ab de Villiers at the crease.

RCB 65/4 after 11 overs: What a crazy over this has been! First Nadeem strikes to remove Finch as the batsman succumbs under pressure. Nadeem then bowls a no-ball and Moeen Ali gets run-out off the free-hit as Rashid Khan with a direct hit has handed Sunrisers control. Kohli is just so unhappy in the dug-out.

RCB 64/2 after 10 overs: Aaron Finch decides to attack Rashid and he smokes the leggie with a slog-sweep over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Much needed for RCB.

RCB 45/2 after 9 overs: Spinners have kept a lid on the RCB scoring and eith De Villiers or Finch has to take the risk and go after the bowling. This has been top stuff from the Sunrisers.

RCB 39/2 after 8 overs: If Bangalore wanted any momentum, Rashid Khan has further squeezed them with a very tight over. Just two runs from Rashid's first over. Sunrisers bossing the game.

RCB 37/2 after 7 overs: Sound start from Shahbaz Nadeem as he gives just five singles. De Villiers and Finch are slowly settling into a rhythm and Bangalore would hope the duo build on the partnership.

RCB 32/2 after 6 overs: That's the end of Powerplay and it goes the Sunrisers way. The good part for Bangalore is both Finch and De Villiers are rotating the strike, finding the odd boundaries.

RCB 23/2 after 5 overs: Ab de Villiers and Aaron Finch have a huge task in their hands and given the fact that even Padikkal is back in the hut, a lot depends on how these two experienced batsmen play. Kohli, opening the batting didn't work for Bangalore. 

RCB 15/2 after 4 overs: What a spell from Holder as he removes Padikkal and Bangalore in a hole. The pressure to score runs and Padikkal goes for a pull with no control and Priyam Garg times his jump to perfection to pack off the opener. Great start from Sunrisers.

RCB 10/1 after 3 overs: Excellent from Sandeep Sharma as he gives just a single and Bangalore, losing Kohli early in a big match, means Padikkal and Finch need to play sensible cricket. 

RCB 9/1 after 2 overs: Big wicket as Jason Holder strikes early to remove Virat Kohli. Holder uses his height to get that extra bounce with a shortened length, Kohli was moving and the ball kissed his glove while he was trying to tuck the ball to the on-side. Aaron Finch joins Padikkal.

RCB 5/0 after 1 over: Big news as Virat Kohli opens the batting with Devdutt Padikkal and both batsmen are off the mark. Decent start from Sandeep Sharma.

The Sunrisers storm into the field and right then it will be Virat Kohli who will open the batting along with Devdutt Padikkal. It will be Sandeep Sharma with the new ball.

Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad wins toss, opts to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Shreevats Goswami(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Changes:SRH - Wriddhiman Saha out as Shreevats Goswami comes in | RCB - Chris Morris, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed and Isuru Udana are out as Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Navdeep Saini and Moeen Ali are back in the Playing XI.

Pitch Report by Ian Bishop: Pretty even sixed boundaries on both side with the biggest boundary being 76m. There is some wind blowing towards the ground, there's a lot of grass coverage on the surface and it should be fantastic for bowling, they should also enjoy the bounce on offer. Overall, it's going to be a challenging pitch for the batsmen.

Head-to-head: (16 matches - RCB 7 | SRH 9)

The two teams have faced each other 16 times in the IPL so far, and SRH has dominated the head-to-head count with a 9-7 win/loss record.

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SRH - Hyderabad has lost just one of its last five games in the 2020 IPL and is on a three-match winning streak (4:1).

RCB - Meanwhile, Bangalore has won only one of its last five matches and is currently on a four-game losing streak (1:4).

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Last IPL meeting:

RCB (120/7 in 20 overs) lost to SRH (121/5 in 14.1 overs) by 5 wickets.

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Probable XI SRH: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg/Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan

Probable XI RCB: Joshua Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini/Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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Purple Cap holder: Jasprit Bumrah 27 wickets

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Royal Challengers Bangalore:  Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:  David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

Match Details

Eliminator: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date: November 6, Friday
Time: 7:30 p.m.


The Indian Premier League Eliminator match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming will also be available on the Hotstar app.