Unfortunately, his efforts proved to be insufficient as David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad got better of the Bangalore boys in the final, which can safely be called the clash between the most decorated batting and bowling sides of IPL 2016.

IPL 2016 final was an on-the-edge thriller which ended in sheer disappointment for RCB. Let us examine some of the turning and defining moments of the match:

The Warner wonder

David Warner's crucial 69 off 38 balls laid the foundation for a total which ultimately proved too much for the arguably most strong batting unit of the tournament, the RCB.

The 'Cutting' edge

The 23 runs scored by Ben Cutting in the last over turned the course of the match in true sense. It took SRH's total beyond the 200-mark, making it an uphill task for RCB batsmen to achieve the target.

The Gayle dismissal

Only three IPL games old, Cutting struck with the ball as well as he did with the bat. He took the much important wicket of Chris Gayle at a time when the hard hitting batsman was on way to form a strong partnership with Virat Kohli.

Consecutive wickets of Kohli and De Villiers

In the post-match conference, Kohli admitted that successive wickets of him and his in-form partner AB de Villers turned out to be the team's undoing. He said, “Me and AB getting close to each other was a big blow. Had I stayed with AB a little longer, it would have been different”.

Brilliant death-over bowling by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

The Purple Cap holder has come out as a brilliant death-over bowler in this season of IPL. Bhuvaneshwar's excellent figures of 4-0-25-0 were just what SRH needed last night to seal the victory.

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