IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad Skipper Darren Sammy Confident of Reaching Playoffs

Sunrisers Hyderabad are sixth in the points table with 10 points, behind fifth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (10 points) based on Net Run Rate.

Updated: May 20, 2014 22:25 IST
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Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Darren Sammy is hopeful that his side will qualify for the knock-out stage after their seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a must-win Indian Premier League game at Hyderabad. Hyderabad (sixth spot) and Bangalore have 10 points each with the latter taking the fifth spot in the points table due to marginally better Net Run Rate. (Match Report | Scorecard | Highlights)

"It feels good, to win a crunch game. We have not played well so far, but we still have a chance to qualify. We have to play well in the next couple of matches," Sammy said. (Have to Wait and Watch: Kohli)

Shikhar Dhawan, who was stripped off captaincy before their previous fixtures against Kolkata Knight Riders, scored his first fifty this season. He and David Warner (59) stitched a 100-run stand for the first wicket to script a valuable win. (Kohli Rues Lack of Yorkers)

"AB (de Villiers) and (Virat) Kohli batted brilliantly but (Shikhar) Dhawan and (David) Warner got us off to a great start, and 160 wasn't enough in the end," Sammy added.

Both teams need to win their remaining two games to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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