Table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad produced yet another spirited bowling effort after skipper Kane Williamson’s crucial half-century to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs and virtually assure themselves a place in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League in Hyderabad on Monday.

Sunrisers not only registered their fifth consecutive win of the tournament but also defended yet another low total riding on the performance of their excellent bowling unit.

Sent into bat, Sunrisers managed a modest 146 but came back strongly after the break riding on yet another gutsy bowling display to restrict RCB to 141 for six.

By virtue of this win, Sunrisers have consolidated their position at the top of the table with 16 points from 10 games.

RCB, on the other hand, are standing on the verge of elimination with just six points from 10 matches. Besides needing to win their remaining four games, RCB’s fortune will also depend on the outcome of other matches.

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