The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were defeated by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last-ball drama in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
AB de Villiers stayed unblemished until the last ball, but RCB could not secure victory with a last-ball six.
Fans on Twitter expressed their disappointment, as this win may have kept RCB in contention for a top-two finish and a chance to play in the final.
Some spectators also mocked Devdutt Padikkal, believing that his 41-run innings off 51 pitches cost them the game.
SRH batted first and lost Abhishek Sharma early in the innings. On the other hand, Jason Roy and skipper Kane Williamson steered their ship to safety and added 70 runs for the second wicket.
SRH were 105-2 with six overs left at one point. The RCB bowlers, on the other hand, clawed their way back into the game, restricting SRH to just 141-7.
Although a target of 142 looked small, it was necessary to get off to a solid start. Unfortunately for RCB, they were unable to achieve this as they lost three wickets in quick succession.
Padikkal had a hard time scoring from one end. On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell was on fire and appeared to carry RCB home until he arrived at the crease.
However, an unfortunate run-out forced the Australian to return to the pavilion, allowing SRH to take control of the game.
While Shahbaz Ahmed and AB de Villiers scored quickly, Jason Holder and Bhuvneshwar Kumar held their nerves in the final two overs to give SRH a four-run victory.
In their final league encounter, RCB will face table-toppers Delhi Capitals. SRH, on the other hand, will want to disrupt the Mumbai Indians' party and finish the tournament on a high note.