AB de Villiers put on a show with the bat as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 82 runs in Sharjah on Monday (October 12).
Coming into bat at No. 4 in the 13th over, De Villiers smashed 73 not out off 33 balls to help RCB post a mammoth 194/2 on the board. His blazing knock was laced with 5 fours and 6 huge sixes.
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During the course of his innings, the South African batting genius also brought the traffic to halt.
In the 16th over of RCB’s innings, De Villiers smoked Kamlesh Nagarkoti for a couple of sixes, one of which landed on the busy Sharjah road and hit a moving car which then deflected and hit another car.
It seems, tomorrow there will be a queue in #Sharjah for special car insurance with ‘hitting with cricket ball’ clause!!#ABDevilliers you beauty….!! #PlayBold@RCBTweets @ABdeVilliers17 #Dream11IPL pic.twitter.com/20QH1qzZL1
— Jagdish R Chandra (@JagdishRChandra) October 12, 2020
Coming to the match, RCB restricted KKR to 112/9 in 20 overs. It was a listless batting performance from the Knight Riders as none of the batters managed to touch the 40-run mark. Shubman Gill was the top-scorer with 25-ball 34.
For RCB, spinners and pacers bowled exceedingly well. While Yuzvendra Chahal (1-12), Washington Sundar (2-20) were economical with the ball and claimed three wickets between them, Chris Morris (2-17), Navdeep Saini (1-17), Mohammed Siraj (1-24) and Isuru Udana (1-19) picked up five wickets among them.
With 10 points from 7 games, RCB are occupying the third spot in the eight-team IPL 2020 points table. They will take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their next clash on Thursday (October 15).