Cameron White failed to contribute anything special in the regulation play against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), as he could score only five runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Uppal.
But he sparked in the Super Over to take the side to a stunning win.
The scores were level at the end of 40 overs. Batting first, the Bangalore side put up a handy total of 130. Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan failed awfully, but both Virat Kohli and Moises Henriques collected 40-odd runs to take the side to a decent
In reply, Hanuma Vohari did the damage for Hyderabad, and smashed a steady innings of 44 runs. He could have guided the side to an easy win, if he had played a bit aggressively. But the track was not easy to bat on.
At the end of 20 overs, the Sunrisers were on 130, as the game proceeded to the Super Over. Cameron White came out for the home side, and by hitting a couple of giants sixes to Vinay Kumar, he took the side to 20 runs.
Gayle came out to bat for the Challengers, but it was never an easy task even for a player like him. He smashed a big hit and a boundary, but his side still fell short by five runs.
White was delighted over his winning contribution, and admitted that it was not easy to beat a great like Gayle in the Super Over. He stated after the match:
"You know when Chris Gayle’s batting in the other Super Over that you have to get a decent score. Thankfully, Thisara (Perera) and myself were able to get a total that Dale was able to defend. Dale bowled a brilliant over, a lot of credit has to go to Dale
because bowling to Chris and Virat is definitely not easy."
“Chris is probably, along with Virat and (Tillakaratne) Dilshan, the most crucial wicket but Chris has been in devastating form for a long period of time and he has done it time and time again in the IPL."