A David Warner special helped Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by four wickets in Indian Premier League 2016 Qualifier 2 to book a place in the tournament final. Sunrisers now meet Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final on Sunday. You can watch video highlights of the match here.
Chasing 163, Sunrisers kept losing wickets and at one stage lost half the side with just 84 runs on board. However, captain Warner kept pushing Sunrisers towards the target. Also Check- IPL 2016 GL vs SRH- As it Happened
With other batsmen failing to provide support to Warner, it was Bipul Sharma who gave his captain a much-needed support to ease down his burden. Bipul played a handy knock of 27 off just 11 balls, which included three important sixes. The all-rounder smashed Dwayne Bravo for a six on the last ball of penultimate over to bring equation down to just five off last over. Also Check- IPL 2016 GL vs SRH- Full Scorecard
It took Warner just two balls to help his side cross the line. The left-hander smashed 93 off 58 balls. His innings included 11 fours and three sixes. With this win Sunrisers make it to the IPL final for the first time. Also Read- David Warner’s masterclass takes Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL final
For Gujarat Lions, spinner Shivil Kaushik and Dwayne Bravo picked two wickets each. In batting, Aaron Finch was the top scorer for his side with 50 off 32 balls.