SRH is the only team to win

SRH is the only team to win

IPL after playing Eliminator

IPL after playing Eliminator

Do you know? SRH is the only team to win IPL after playing Eliminator

Sunrisers Hyderabad will square off against Punjab Kings in the 70th and last league game of IPL 2022 on Sunday (May 22).

The game is a dead rubber as both sides have been knocked out of the playoff contention and will be playing for pride.

SRH, led by Kane Williamson, were in the driving seat with 10 points and needed three wins in their remaining seven games.

But a woeful run that saw them lose five games on the bounce diminished their playoff hopes massively.

Sunrisers’ insurmountable record

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Coming back to SRH’s terrific run in IPL 2016, they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Gujarat Lions (the now-defunct side) in the eliminator and qualifier 2 respectively.

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In the final, the Sunrisers posted a mammoth total of 208/7 in their 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore and entrusted their bowlers to do the job for them.

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RCB gave it a proper go but fell short by eight runs as Sunrisers Hyderabad triumphed in the final.

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SRH’s win meant that they became the first team ever to win the tournament after playing the eliminators, a record that still holds.

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IPL 2021 saw Kolkata Knight Riders take a similar route to that of SRH as they managed to win the eliminator and qualifier 2 after finishing fourth in the group stages of the tournament.

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But KKR failed to emulate SRH’s path as they fell short against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the final.

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