Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
73(52) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 4 6 7 1 1 0
TM Dilshan
71(54) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 3 1 0 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Parameswaran
O4.0
M0
R45
W1
Eco11.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Phew. That brings us to the end of what should be remembered as the night the world's best fast bowler was blown away. You may not like the Twenty20 format, you might not like the IPL, but there was nothing crass about AB de Villiers' hitting against a great fast bowler. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match. AB: "We needed that win. The commentators spoke about our charity initiative back home, guess that is what motivated me tonight. I was actually quite scared facing him [Steyn], I know him pretty well. It does not happen every day." He was scared? What if he hadn't been?

Virat: "We wanted to win it badly, they bowled well in the middle overs, but when you have AB, anything is possible. That's one of the best finishes I have seen. Hopefully we can continue this momentum and make it to the play-offs."

Sanga: "We made a good score, but we did not get the yorkers in. We needed to bowl good balls and make it difficult for AB, who batted unbelievably well. All you can do is trust your bowlers to do the work for you. Dale has had a great tournament, unfortunately he had a bad over today. You hold and hold until you ultimately win."

RCB needed 62 off 26. Agarwal's cameo gave them the boost, and AB de Villiers was, well, AB de Villiers. It takes some skill to take 23 off a Dale Steyn over. It takes incredible talent and calm to hit a Steyn yorker over extra cover for six, and scoop him from outside off over short fine leg. I cannot think of many batsmen who could have take apart Steyn the way AB did, and none who could have done it so nervelessly

Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers, South Africans, have an embrace, with broad smiles on their faces. It was carnage, while it lasted, but they are done with it, both of them

Chris: "I am the proudest South African on this planet right now!!!"

Farhan: "In contemporary cricket many don't come to mind who can deal with Steyn that way..awesome!!"

Ran Vijay: "He should be renamed as "A B Delivers"!!!"

Dr Roshan: "Are you kidding me? I went to the kitchen to raid some late night snacks and they scored 68 runs in 3.3 overs while I was gone !!!!"

Akshay: "never able to hit Steyn like that even in my cricket video game like AB did...!!!"

Max: "I think 'AB' should be considered as a synonym of 'freak'."

18.5
4
Anand Rajan to Syed Mohammad, FOUR runs, that will be it, length ball swung to the deep midwicket boundary to make the Chinnaswamy go wild
18.4
1
Anand Rajan to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed to sweeper cover to equal the scores
18.3
6
Anand Rajan to de Villiers, SIX runs, short, pull, six, he was a shade late on it, but that did not matter one bit in the end
18.2
4
Anand Rajan to de Villiers, FOUR runs, they keep disappearing, it does not matter who bowls, clobbered straight down the ground, you got to feel, for the ball
18.1
4
Anand Rajan to de Villiers, FOUR runs, that was Dale Steyn, this is Anand Rajan, and AB de Villiers is in control, down the track, no hint of any desperation, how does he manage it, carves it over extra cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 23 Runs | RCB: 166/5

  • AB de Villiers32 (13b)
  • J Syed Mohammad0 (0b)
  • DW Steyn3-1-30-0
  • A Ashish Reddy4-0-36-1
17.6
1
Steyn to de Villiers, 1 run, and for good measure, he calmly drops a furious short ball to third man to keep the strike

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
73(52) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 4 6 7 1 1 0
TM Dilshan
71(54) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 3 1 0 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Parameswaran
O4.0
M0
R45
W1
Eco11.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301