Special knock from Mr. 360 degree AB De Villiers gave Royal Challengers Bangalore stunning victory over Rajasthan Royals in the 33rd match of Dream11 Indian Premier League 13th edition. Former South African legend smashed 55 runs in 22 balls to guide RCB towards their sixth victory of the IPL 2020 season in played 9 matches.
Royal Challengers were required 35 runs in the last two overs to chase 177 runs and AB De Villiers and Gurkeerat Singh Mann were on the crease. Jaydev Unadkat was asked to bowl 19th over and he was thrashed by MR. 360 degree from the start of over as on first three balls, De Villiers hit sixes and now RCB required 17 runs in 9 balls.
So match was changed their and Unadkat conceded 25 runs in the 19th over that cost RR match. Rajasthan skipper Steve Smith could have asked Jofra Archer to bowl second last over but he didn’t do that and AB De Villiers finished off the match on the 4th ball of 20 over with a huge six over the mid-wicket boundary.
Before that, RR won toss and chose to bat. Team put up good score as they posted 177 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Captain Smith scored 57 runs in 26 balls while opener Robin Uthappa provided brilliant start with 41 runs in 22 balls.
For RCB, captain Kohli made 43 runs but was caught on boundary in an excellent fielding effort from Rahul Tewatia. AB De Villiers smacked 6 sixes and one four to guide Bangalore won the match.
Toss: Rajasthan Royals won toss chose to bat
RR innings: 177/6, 20 overs (Smith-57 runs, Uthappa- 42 runs, Morris- 4 wickets)
RCB innings: 179/3, 19.4 overs (AB De Villiers- 55* runs, Kohli- 43 runs)
Result: RCB won the match by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: AB De Villiers