Bengaluru: AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali scored half-centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs in a must-win match.
RCB posted a total of 218 for six, courtesy De Villiers (69 off 39) and Ali (65 off 34) after surviving a bad start.
Chasing the target, Sunrisers skipper Kane Williamson (81 off 42) and Manish Pandey (62 off 38) gave a tough fight and could only muster 204 for three.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 218 for six in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 69, Moeen Ali 65, Colin de Grandhomme 40; Rashid Khan 3/27).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 204 for three in 20 overs (Kane Williamson 81, Manish Pandey 62 not out; Moeen Ali 1/21).