In seven out of total eight matches played in the Indian Premier League so far, chasing teams won the battle. But the phenomenon would not come to be true for Royale Challengers Bangalore had AB de Villiers not there pinching back hard to Kings XI Punjab bowlers at the time when the like of Virat Kohli and Brendon McCullum all back into the pavilion.
With a blistering knock of 57 runs, de Villiers made it all easy going to register a 4 wicket win, what was RCB’s first win in the league playing two matches.
With a strike rate of 142.50, the South African maestro made 4 strokes of sixes along with 2 shots of four in his 40 ball innings. de Villiers’ 57 runs knock was the highest in the team total of RCB.
Other Proteas recruit of Royale Challengers Bangalore opener Quinton de Kock added 45 runs in the opening slot.
Chasing the winning target of 155 runs, Royale Challengers Bangalore scored 159 runs for the loss of 6 wickets with three balls to spare.
Watch the video of de Villiers devastating batting display-