Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga’s five-wicket haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) guided the Faf du Plessis’ led side to an emphatic 67-run victory in Match 54 of IPL 2022 on Sunday.

With this big win, the Challengers have boosted their chances of qualifying for the play-offs. They now have 14 points in 12 matches, with seven wins and five losses.

Batting first in the day game, RCB batters fired in unison to power their team to an intimidating 192-3 in 20 overs.

Skipper Du Plessis led from the front as he remained unbeaten on 73 (50), while Dinesh Karthik chipped in with 30 not out off just eight balls. Rajat Patidar also produced a fine 48 (38), and Glenn Maxwell hit a 24-ball 33.

For Sunrisers, left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith returned with the best figures (2/30), including the prized wicket of Virat Kohli (0).

Chasing 193 for the win, SRH were bundled out for 125 in 19.2 overs. Apart from Hasaranga’s fifer, Josh Hazlewood picked up two while Maxwell and Harshal Patel took one wicket apiece.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Congrats @RCBTweets for the win 🔥 Brilliant five-fer from @Wanindu49 👏🏻 made sure they stayed in the race to the play-offs!#RCBvsSRH #IPL2022 #RCB

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 8, 2022

Must be an amazing feeling having the crowd cheer your name….DK, DK, DK. What a finish by @DineshKarthik #RCBvSRH #IPL2022

— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) May 8, 2022

The finisher of note!🔥@DineshKarthik Wow!! #RCBvSRH #IPL

— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) May 8, 2022

Comes in with just 10 balls to go.
Plays the most impactful knock of the innings. Smiles. Leaves. Just DK things. #SRHvRCB #IPL2022

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 8, 2022

This @RCBTweets team can go all the way … #IPL2022

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 8, 2022

du Plessis, DK and then de Silva! The 3D effect for @RCBTweets 😊#RRvsRCB #RCBvsRR #RPSwing

— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 8, 2022

Alexa make a note:


— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) May 8, 2022

That’s a FIVE-wicket haul for @Wanindu49 👏👏#TATAIPL #SRHvRCB

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 8, 2022

Most wickets in #IPL2022:

Chahal – 22
Hasaranga – 21

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 8, 2022

Superb spell of bowling by Hasaranga. Getting 5 wickets in T-20 cricket it’s a rare feat to achieve. #WaninduHasaranga #SRHvRCB #IPL2022

— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 8, 2022

Five wicket haul for Hasaranga, second spinner after Chahal in IPL 2022, incredible spell.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 8, 2022

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