IPL: AB de Villiers guides RCB to victory
Posted on May 05 2014 | IBNS
Bangalore, May 4 : AB de Villiers' gutsy unbeaten 89, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets here on Sunday.
Chasing Hyderabad's 155 for six, Virat Kohli's men reached 158 by losing six with a ball to spare.
AB de Villiers 41-ball knock was in a way a single-handed show which helped the side reach the target at the end.
He hit six boundaries and eight huge sixes in his knock.
Chris Gayle gave a good start to the run chase to RCB but before he could capitalise on the start he got out for 27.
Hyderabad's Karn Sharma shined with the ball and picked up Gayle early.
He took three wickets by giving away 17 runs in his four overs.
Earlier, riding on Australian batsman David Warner's 61, Hyderabad reached 155 for six in 20 overs.
Mitchell Starc and Varun Aaron picked up two wickets for RCB.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 155 for six in 20 overs (D Warner 61; M Starc 2/21, V Aaron 2/33)
RCB: 158 for six in 19.5 overs (AB de Villiers 89; Karn Sharma 3/17)