Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss, and put on a blistering batting show for all watching as they raced to a impressive total of 208-7 in the IPL 2016 Final against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday night.
Captain David Warner continued his good form by scoring a sizzling 69 off 38 balls, and he had able support from first, his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, and then later from Yuvraj Singh.
The Virat Kohli lead RCB fought back with quick wickets, but their good work was undone in the death over when Ben Cutting clobbered Shane Watson for 26 runs in the final over to take the Sunrisers over the 200 run mark.
While RCB have great depth in their batting line-up, a total of this magnitude is not to be scoffed at, and if Mustafizur Rahmana and co manage to get a few early wickets, this final could be over early.
Chris Jordan got an impressive three wickets, but his economy of over 11 runs per over was a big blot in his figures.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 208-7 (David Warner 69, Ben Cutting 39*)
RCB Bowling : Chris Jordan 3-45, Sreenath Aravind 2-30