Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
61(49) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 0 8 8 4
AB de Villiers
89(41) 6x4 - 8x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 6 6 5 8 17 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

KV Sharma
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
MA Starc
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is all for tonight. Good bye

AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match. AB: "It is one of those nights where things go your way. I had a Skype session with my mom and dad today, and my dad said, the others are lucky. Guess I had my luck today. He (Steyn) won the first set and I won the second. I would have loved to have a third set against him. In those kinds of situations it is the small things that matter the most. It is team spirit, such things that matter in the end. Yuvraj kept boosting me up tonight, got to give credit to him."

Pommie Mbangwa doing the presentation tells AB that Dale Steyn said "different class" as he walked past the commentator after the end of the match.

Kohli: "He (AB) is the best player in the world by far. He has shown it every now and then, and he has shown it again today why he is rated the number one in the world in any format. Today was one of the days we needed someone to win the game from that tough situation. One of the best innings in T20 I have seen, the way he was striking the ball under pressure. We thought it was a below-par score in Bangalore. Generally you get 170. Chris got us to a decent start, the way AB played, he took it away from the opposition."

Dhawan: "You cannot help it when someone produces a great knock. Unfortunately we missed the half chance AB offered at point and he took it away after that. We felt we were 10-15 runs short. We started off well as a bowling unit but AB played amazingly. Karn Sharma bowled well, he got their two main left-handers out."

Steyn congratulates his South Africa captain with a hug and a pat on the helmet. He had done the same in 2012 after this match as well, when AB took him for 23 in an over

Eight sixes, unbeaten 89 with the next-highest being 27. Last two overs, 28 needed, world's best fast bowler running in, and he settles matters in the penultimate over itself. Absolutely Brilliant from AB, once again.

Vikram: "Steyn is to De Villiers as Federer is to Nadal "

Suneel: "Bad over Steyn. Not a single yorker from the best bowler in the world. No excuse even if it is De Villiers or any other batsman"

19.5
4
Pathan to de Villiers, FOUR runs, AB does it with a ball to spare, it is a low full toss, he smashes it in the gap to the deep midwicket boundary
19.4
1
Pathan to Patel, 1 run, has another swing, inside edges the full delivery to square leg, AB is back on strike
19.3
0
Pathan to Patel, no run, a slower one, Harshal has a swing and a miss, tries to take a bye, falls onto the pitch, but just stretches his bat in
19.2
1
Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, AB moves wide outside off stump to try the scoop again, cannot get hold of it, the ball rolls square on the off side
19.1
W
Pathan to Starc, OUT, Starc forces the length ball to mid off, but is found well short on the direct hit

END OF OVER:
19 | 24 Runs | RCB: 152/5

  • AB de Villiers84 (39b)
  • MA Starc5 (7b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-39-0
  • B Kumar4-0-16-2
18.6
6
Steyn to de Villiers, SIX runs, he's taken Steyn apart once more, walks across way outside off, gets down and scoops him into the third tier over the fine leg boundary, what a man... Dale Steyn claps

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
61(49) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 0 8 8 4
AB de Villiers
89(41) 6x4 - 8x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 6 6 5 8 17 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

KV Sharma
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
MA Starc
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Bowled Bhuvi

2-16

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's figures today were his third most economical in the IPL

AB v Steyn

23

Runs hit off six Steyn deliveries by AB at the same venue in 2012, the most scored in a Steyn over in the IPL

Fast finisher

208

AB's IPL strike rate in the last five overs of an innings. Among batsmen with min. 100 runs, only Gayle is faster

Sammy v AB

2

No. of times Sammy had dismissed AB in five deliveries in all T20s before today, conceded only three runs

Better batting first?

113.60

AB's strike rate in IPL chases, avg 26.53; as opposed to a strike rate of 151 and avg of 43 batting first

AB v Ishant

6

Number of runs scored by AB de Villiers off 12 balls from Ishant in the IPL before this match

Bhuvi v Gayle

4

No. of times Bhuvneshwar has got Gayle in 81 balls in all internationals. He is yet to dismiss him from 37 balls in IPL

Duck stats

2

No. of ducks for Kohli in six IPL games in 2014. He had two from 131 T20 innings before this season

Gayle v Sunrisers

188.6

Gayle's strike-rate against current Sunrisers bowlers - 264 runs in 140 balls, three dismissals

A tough task

156

That's the lowest total successfully defended (by RCB v Mumbai) at this venue. For a visiting team it is 165.

A terrific finish

5

Runs conceded in that last over, from Starc, the least given away in the 20th over at this venue

Slower than usual

43

No. of balls taken by Warner for his fifty today, the second slowest of his 13 IPL fifties

Death-over stats

3873

Runs Warner scored in the last five overs before today in all T20s, only Gayle (5310) has scored more

Indian Premier League

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