The legend was putting up a show on a difficult wicket where other batsmen were finding it difficult to put bat to ball, Mr.360 was hitting the ball in the sweet spot of the bat and it turned out to be a brilliant day for AB de Villiers with the bat as he scored a 33 ball 73 including 6 massive sixes and 5 fours.
The wicket slowed down to a great deal after behaving well with the new ball and RCB batsmen slowed down big time as their batsmen were struggling to maintain the tempo after their first 6 overs. The RCB captain Virat Kohli, who is in magnificent form found it difficult to get going is an example for the difficulty level of the wicket .
RCB needed a much needed push from the Superman in AB de Villiers and he just delivered what the doctor ordered. He took the attack to the opposition and was unstoppable by KKR bowlers. He played an absolute masterclass and in the process he hit a 4 that got ricocheted from stumps at the non strikers end.
KKR need 195 runs to win the game but they were never really in the game as the opening spell of Navdeep Saini broke the game for KKR. He removed the much hyped Tom Banton who is making his debut in IPL for just 8 runs. Chasing a big target, KKR never really got the momentum as their top order batsmen were dismissed pretty cheaply one after the other.
KKR need another 120 odd in 7 overs with Andre Russell and Rahul Tripathi at the crease. They have left too much even for Andre Russell’s standard and this game should be a cake walk for RCB. Its only a matter of time that RCB wrap up this match.
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