The ardent batsman AB de Villiers once again did wonders and gave his team Royal Challengers Bangalore a win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL-13 match on Saturday. At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Virat Kohli’s men won by 7 wickets in a fierce battle that lasted over the last over between Bangalore and Rajasthan.
In the last over, Bangalore needed 10 runs to win and AB de Villiers, who played in a stormy style on the fourth ball of Joffra Archer, gave the winning six. As Abby hit the winning six, Captain Virat Kohli ran into the ground in a hug and hugged him.
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The Bollywood actress and Virat’s wife Anushka Sharma were clapping for the match. AB also completed the 37th half-century of his IPL career with Six.
After winning the toss, Rajasthan had scored 177 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. In response, the Bangalore team won the match by scoring 179 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in 19.4 overs.
Former South African batsman AB of the match, AB scored 55 not out off just 22 balls, hitting a four and 6 skyscraper sixes. Gurkeerat Singh Mann returned with him unbeaten 19 runs off 17 balls. It was Bangalore’s sixth win in 9 matches.
Captain Steve Smith for Rajasthan scored a brilliant innings of 57 runs with the help of 6 fours, 1 six off 36 balls but AB’s innings was overshadowed. Robin Uthappa contributed 41 and Jose Butler contributed 24 for the first time in the season. Bangalore pacer Chris Morris took 4 wickets for 26 runs while Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets in the same over for 34 runs.
Chasing a target of 178 runs, Bangalore openers Devdutt Padikkal (35) and Virat Kohli (43) added 79 runs for the second wicket. Then AB and Gurkeerat Mann made an unbeaten 77-run partnership to win RCB.