Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) beat Rajasthan Royals(RR) by 7 wickets with smashing Inning by super de Villiers in Indian Premier League at Dubai International Stadium.

Rajasthan Royals(RR) won the toss initially and elected to bat. After 20 overs, Rajasthan Royals(RR) set a 178-run target for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Rahul Tewatia 19*(10) used his expertise playing in death over. Earlier Robin Uthappa 41 runs off 22 deliveries, Ben Stokes 15 runs off 19 deliveries Samson 9 runs off 6 deliveries, Jos Buttler 24 runs off 25 deliveries.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hand a debut to Shahbaz Ahmed who came in for Shivam Dube. Ahmed is a slow left-arm spinner and a lower-order batsman as well. Shahbaz Ahmed’s stunning catch of Steve Smith 57 runs off 36 deliveries. Chris Morris registered four wickets 4-0-26-4.

Having lost of crucial wickets, Devdutt Padikkal 35 runs off 37 balls, Aaron Finch 14 runs off 11 balls and skipper Viral Kohli 43 runs off 32 balls. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) another match-winning knock from AB de Villiers 55* runs off 22 balls.

AB De Villiers Player of the Match: Exteremly happy. Thought we didn’t bowl well to be honest. Leaked some silly things. Couple of no balls which Yuzi doesn’t do. But Virat and I spoke about it, the need to reset. Very very nervous, and erratic and all sorts of funny stuff. I get very stressed. I’m proud of my performances. Want to perform for my team. want to show owners I’m here for a good reason. Family watching, fans, all those things play a big part. Never think about it like that. I try to stick to my gameplans. It’s a cat and mouse game. Honestly I didn’t hit any one of them in the middle, but close enough to the middle. Luckily I got a couple over and made him nervous. We’ve had some good games, have had some average games as well. Have had six really good games in this tournament so far. Plenty of reason to be positive.

KohlI: Importance has been getting points on board. Was a very important game because it’s three days now till we play again. If we have to be honest, you are tense because you’re not sure how many balls he will face. When he plays like that you want him to face every ball, no offence. Always bats by situation. He always looks at the team situation. In my eyes, he’s the most important match-winner in the IPL. Purely because of the presence of that man in the middle the oppostion feels we’re not out of the game. Young Dev has come in and has batted beautifully. Finch has made an impact at the top. We understand the dynamics. The bowling has stepped up this season. Guys have come back strongly when put under pressure. Saini has been brilliant. Chahal. ISuru has bowled well.


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