result
19th match (N), Bengaluru, Apr 21 2018, Indian Premier League
(18/20 ov, target 175)176/4
RCB won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
player of the match
AB de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore
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• The Report by Shashank Kishore

De Villiers magic powers RCB to thumping win

The South Africa batsman's 39-ball 90, his highest IPL score in a chase, lifted RCB to their second win

Match centre 
Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils174/5(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore176/4(18 overs)
end of over 1813 runs
RCB: 176/4CRR: 9.77 
AB de Villiers90 (39)
Mandeep Singh17 (9)
Trent Boult4-0-33-1
Chris Morris4-0-43-0

Right time to pack up. There's a double-header tomorrow as well, starting with Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings and then peaking with Mumbai Indians v Rasjathan Royals. Hope you'll join us for the shenanigans then. For now, g'night.

AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match. "Some of those nights when I see the ball well, last two innings, I didn't. But tonight it was nice and clear. It buys my time an extra split second to make a decision. When I do get going, I cash in on the momentum. I spoke about being a black mamba earlier. And today I wanted to be that. This is the greatest crowd. But I must say when you get into the zone, you don't really hear much. It's just a buzz."

"These 30 runs are bigger than the 90 odd in the last game. We won. We still have a few areas to correct, but when you have the brilliant AB in the team, he always makes you smile," Virat Kohli says. "We understand our games very well and then he starts going off. And we know if we can get a 60-70 run partnership, we could win the game. Pity I couldn't stay till the end but Corey and Andy did well. [The catch} I was stunned when he took it, that's a brilliant catch, it happens in the IPL specially,. Good to see. That's a catch when you look back, you don't feel bad about getting out. The way we started with the ball was very good, we were spot on until 15 overs. Lot of positives, we can still rectify a few areas. They always support us well here, and we know if the team believes then the crowd also believes. We'll keep pushing hard for them"

Well. That happened. And that's a sentiment the Delhi Daredevils must be very familiar with. RCB's beloved AB de Villiers leads em all off the park. He was at work for 39 balls. He came away with 90 runs - his top score in an IPL chase - facing only five dots faced! That's just genius. And it puts Rishabh Pant's 85, which was a special innings too, on the wrong side of the scorecard. RCB continue to stay true to form. Their bowling leaks runs. Their batting makes up for it.

"He took the game away from us. We were in the game, 175 was a great effort from the batters. The pitch was a bit tacky in the first six overs, Shreyas and Rishabh were unbelievable to tackle it and get us a good score," Gautam Gambhir says. "I thought our spinners could have bowled better to AB. Specially when the left-arm spinner came in there was lot of grip. AB took his chances and dominated from the get go. The best catch I've ever seen. It was his wrong hand as well, Boult's a left-hander, he took it right-handed. I would be lying if I say I wasn't concerned. No one wants ot be in this situation. Hopefully we can turn it around when we get back home. It's tough being on the road nad losing, but that's no excuse. All the teams are pretty clumped together. We just have to push in with them,"

"This is how T20 games go. I played a good knock, but AB was too good," Rishabh Pant says. "Wicket was not so easy, so we thought we'd just concentrate on having a good partnership. Because of the dew, the pitch got better in the second innings. But that's part of the game. Every time you watch someone like Virat and AB bat, you see how easy they make it. I just try to learn from them. It was a new innovation, my scoops behind the wicket."

17.6
4
Boult to de Villiers, FOUR runs

and just to prove that he and the coaching manual are still good buds, he essays a picture perfect cover drive to finish the game off.

17.5
4
Boult to de Villiers, FOUR runs

he goes around the wicket for the bouncer, all with the aim of cramping AB up. But the genius that he is, AB sways away, makes his own room and lifts it over short third man's head

James B: "No sense of theatre whatsoever from Mandeep scoring runs. Has no chill as the youth would say."

17.4
1
Boult to Mandeep, 1 run

fullish on leg stump, turns it through midwicket

17.3
1
Boult to de Villiers, 1 run

short and outside off, AB chops it to point

17.2
1
Boult to Mandeep, 1 run

drops and runs to cover

17.1
2
Boult to Mandeep, 2 runs

taps a full toss down the ground and pinches a second run as well. RCB need 10 runs to win now. AB needs 19 for a century

end of over 1714 runs
RCB: 163/4CRR: 9.58 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Mandeep Singh13 (6)
AB de Villiers81 (36)
Chris Morris4-0-43-0
Trent Boult3-0-20-1
16.6
1
Morris to Mandeep, 1 run

slow, dipping full toss. Mandeep flicks through square leg and steals the strike

Ashwin: "Blindfold ABD, force him to bat left handed and give him a hockey stick instead of a cricket bat and he'll still whack you with a strike rate of 200."

16.5
4
Morris to Mandeep, FOUR runs

wallops the back of a length ball outside off over mid-off. Roy is the man haring after it, hoping to drag it back, throwing himself head-first at the ball. It's travelled too far, and he might have hurt himself from the effort. He's on his haunches with a crowd around him, talking to Chris Morris and the physio. Roy has gone off the field

16.4
Morris to Mandeep, no run

nudges the length ball to short midwicket

16.3
1
Morris to de Villiers, 1 run

slower ball becomes a full toss on leg stump. AB taps it down to long leg

Siddhesh: "If the non-millenials say you miss I hit, what do the millenials say?" ----- We go #Boom

RCB need 18 to win, AB needs 20 for the century.

16.2
1
Morris to Mandeep, 1 run

drops the leg cutter at third man

16.2
1w
Morris to Mandeep, 1 wide

full, slow and sliding down leg. Mandeep tries a flick. Doesn't come off

16.1
6
Morris to Mandeep, SIX runs

top-edge sails away to the boundary behind him. Well, that's one way to do it.

end of over 169 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 149/4CRR: 9.31 RRR: 6.50 • Need 26 from 24b
Mandeep Singh1 (1)
AB de Villiers80 (35)
Trent Boult3-0-20-1
Chris Morris3-0-29-0
15.6
1
Boult to Mandeep, 1 run

shortish and outside off, taps it down to third man

15.5
W
Boult to Anderson, OUT

144. 8 kph. And it's good enough to beat Anderson, who is swinging for the fences. Done by pure pace. This is what the non-millenials say you miss, I hit.

Corey Anderson b Boult 15 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 115.38
15.4
1
Boult to de Villiers, 1 run

both batsmen are at the same end! Anderson races through the moment AB glides the short ball to point. But AB himself is not terribly keen. Then he changes his mind and goes for the run. But wait, by that point Anderson realises he should get back to the non-strikers' end and all of that culminates with both he, AB and the bowler Boult waiting on the fielder. The throw is poor, even Boult can't save its blushes. And so, Anderson has the chance to complete the single he so dearly wanted

15.3
1
Boult to Anderson, 1 run

low full toss on leg stump, heaves it out to long-on

15.2
Boult to Anderson, no run

the perfect wide yorker, with a tinge of away swing to beat Anderson's reach

15.1
6
Boult to Anderson, SIX runs

Anderson's decided I want a slice of this pie. Takes a full toss around waist high and nails it over deep midwicket

end of over 1514 runs
RCB: 140/3CRR: 9.33 RRR: 7.00 • Need 35 from 30b
Corey Anderson8 (9)
AB de Villiers79 (34)
Chris Morris3-0-29-0
Rahul Tewatia3-0-26-0
14.6
1
Morris to Anderson, 1 run

he's blocking a full toss - while his partner is belting yorkers. This is just bonkers

Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
90 runs (39)
10 fours
5 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
41101178445
Rishabh Pant portrait
RR Pant
85 runs (48)
6 fours
7 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off drive
23 runs
1 four
3 sixes
613710562315
Best performances - bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal portrait
YS Chahal
O
3
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
7.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell
O
2
M
0
R
13
W
1
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days21 April 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
India Image
Nandan
TV Umpire
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Nand Kishore
Reserve Umpire
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Ulhas Gandhe
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0