Devastating AB de Villiers helps Bangalore to IPL victory

AB de Villiers was at his swashbuckling best as he blasted an unbeaten 76 of 34 balls to help Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Devastating AB de Villiers helps Bangalore to IPL victory

AB de Villiers was at his swashbuckling best as he blasted an unbeaten 76 of 34 balls to help Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat the Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL clash on Sunday.

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With Bangalore batting first, the South African walked to the crease in the 12 over at 95/3.

He combined with Glenn Maxwell to bludgeon the Kolkata bowlers to all corners.

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The Australian would eventually be caught by Harbhajan Singh for 78 from 49 deliveries.

AB de Villiers crunched nine fours and three sixes in his innings, finishing 76 not out with a strike rate of 223, helping Bangalore to 204/4 in their 20 overs.

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The Bangalore bowlers then chipped away at Kolkata, getting regular wickets and reducing them to 166/8 to win by 38 runs.

Harshal Patel starred with the ball, with exceptionally tidy figures of 2/17 off his allotment.

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Source : The South African More