Even a ball or one shot can change the game for good or bad. And how can be IPL 2016 a different game then? Total 8 teams played about 60 matches in 51 days.
This year, IPL saw new teams taking the place of the banned teams. The Indian Premium League, 2016 also saw the trophy shift from one team to another among other superb cricketers coming alive.
It was a different day in Bengaluru on Sunday that is 29th of May, 2016 when the final match of IPL was being played. It was indeed a team work for Sunrisers as they had taken home with them for the 1st time the IPL trophy. However, David Warner had already laid the platform for his team, using which Sunrisers rose on the occasion.
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The finale of IPL 2016 was also a mix of emotions as 2 great IPL teams came face to face with each other viz., Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Though RCB was playing on its home turf still it was unable to stand up against the determined Sunrisers, so to say in both the innings. With Warner and Cutting on Sunrisers’ side, Sunrisers Hyderabad were able to come up with a nice score that is 208 for 7 wickets down.
However, even Kohli and Gayle together could not save the day for themselves. This defeat came 3rd time in the finals. Things did not seem too fine with RCB as though they had tried their best still they were not the ones to take the IPL 2016 trophy home.
Lost but maintained Dignity
Virat Kohli, captain of RCB still maintained his dignity and termed that it was not that good when they finished at the 2nd place. Still he was proud of the hard work that went, to come up to the finals. He also thanked Bengaluru people for their support in best and worst times throughout the season.
As for the loss in the IPL finals, he said in the post – match presentation that if he had stayed a bit longer with AB de Villiers then the chances of winning IPL 2016 would have been more. Kohli added that Sunrisers won this IPL season solely because of the strong bowling. Besides this, records are made to be broken by others.
Check out the names that were included in – Sunrisers Hyderabad squad
RCB captain, Virat Kohli felt fine about the Orange cap and with his 4 hundreds but he would have been more than happy if the team won. Though they came very close to winning and lost at the end, still Kohli is all praise for the men of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Even Yuvraj Singh is all smiles as this is his 1st IPL win (finale) and he hopes that such success continue in the future as well.
How could David Warner be left behind about the praise being showered at Kohli and his team? He stated that Virat Kohli is indeed a great leader and crossing the 200 mark was not an easy task. However, purely through team effort this became a reality and is glad to be a part of such a game.
Scores of the Finale IPL 2016
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||vs||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|208 / 7 (20)||200 / 7 (20)|
|Sunrisers won by 8 runs|