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first_img(REOPENS DEL 10) (REOPENS DEL 10) In fact, in the Qualifier 1 at the Chinnaswamy stadium here, RCB, while chasing 159 for the win, were struggling at 29 for five at one stage with Kohli witnessing a rare failure this season. But then stepped in De Villiers and the South African steered RCB through with a classic unbeaten 79. He put on match-winning 91 runs for the seventh wicket with Iqbal Abdullah (33) to take his side into the final. Besides Kohli and De Villiers, the big-hitting Chris Gayle would also be eyeing a big knock tomorrow after indicating his return to form in the last few games. Credit for RCBs turnaround should also go to the teams not-so-experienced bowling attack, which was under fire for major part of the tournament. RCBs turnaround in bowling was made possible by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 20 scalps from 12 games. The late entry of Chris Jordon also helped RCB in containing their rivals in the death overs. Australian Shane Watson too has served the team well with the ball, picking up 20 wickets from 15 games so far this season. Tomorrows match would give RCB an opportunity to avenge their 15-run loss to Sunrisers in the last clash between the two teams. Just like RCB, Sunrisers too would be banking on their skipper Warner, who led from the front to ensure a maiden IPL final berth for the Hyderabad outfit. Sunrisers will be coming into the final on the back of two high-profile wins — first against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 22 runs in the Eliminator and then against Lions in the Qualifier 2. Warner has been in explosive form for Sunrisers. He is leading by example and has so far amassed 779 runs from 16 games with eight fifties, next only to Kohli in the run-getters list in IPL 9. The match-winning 93 not out against Lions in the Qualifier 2 last night is Warners highest score. Warner produced a majestic 93 to single-handedly lead Sunrisers Hyderabad into the IPL final by securing a four?wicket win over Lions. MORE PTI BDN SSC PM PMadvertisementlast_img

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