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Cutting Shines In IPL Decider

30 May 2016

Ben Cutting has taken out Man of the Match honours as the Hyderabad Sunrisers defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League Final.

Having been used sparingly by Hyderabad during the group stages of the IPL's ninth edition, Cutting became one of his team's key players during the tournament's finals. 

An unbelievable piece of fielding and two wickets from the Brisbane Heat superstar were some of the highlights from his side's knockout win over the Gujurat Lions that saw the Sunrisers reach the competition's final. 

He then went to another level in Sunday's decider.

Cutting smashed 39 runs from 15 balls, including 23 from Shane Watson's final over of the innings, to finish not out as his team amassed 7/208 from their 20 overs.

Not done, he then collected two wickets, including danger-man Chris Gayle for 76 as RCB finished 9-runs short of their target. 

Watch highlights of the IPL Final here. 

It capped off a fairytale run for Cutting who was a late inclusion in the Sunrisers' squad having originally been overlooked in the IPL auction. 

Here's how the rest of our Brisbane Heat squad performed throughout the IPL.

Dan Vettori
The Brisbane Heat coach had the reigns at the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who after a slow start that saw them lose five of their opening seven games, stormed home to win six of their next seven and finish the regular season in second place. 

With a star-studded line-up at his disposal including Gayle, Watson, Virat Kohli and AB deVilliers, RCB were gallant in their title quest, finishing as the IPL's runner-up. 

Brendon McCullum
The incoming Heat superstar finished as the Gujurat Lions' third highest run-scorer with 354 at a strike-rate of 135. The Lions finished top of the table but fell to the Sunrisers in the competition's Preliminary Final. 

Chris Lynn
Lynny played just two games for the Kolkata Knight Riders with limited batting success, however he once again proved to be a human highlights reel with this stunning catch to add to his reel of screamers. Lynn will return to Brisbane before linking up with the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the Caribbean Premier League.  

Big effort tonight needed by the @kkriders to get back on our winning ways!

A photo posted by Chris Lynn (@lynny777) on


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