AB de Villiers blasted a superlative unbeaten 90 from merely 39 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore outdid Delhi Daredevils by six wickets. Chasing a challenging 175 to win, Bangalore got home with ease courtesy de Villiers’ brilliant knock. Earlier, Delhi rode on Rishabh Pant’s sensational counterattack to post 174 for 5, thus recovering from a poor start.
Cricket Nostalgia looks at some significant stats from IPL match number 19 between RCB and DD
AB De Villiers’ 90 not out is his highest score in a chase
With his latest knock, de Villiers has become the third batsman to score over 3000 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He has joined Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle
De Villiers was in magnificent hitting form, scoring 70 of his 90 runs in boundaries – 10 fours and 5 sixes at a strike rate of 230.76
Skipper Virat Kohli was involved in a run-out for the 22nd time in the IPL. This time Quinton de Kock was run out.
After scoring 58 runs in the first 10 overs, Delhi Daredevils smashed 116 in the last 10, exactly the double
Rishabh Pant (85) and Shreyas Iyer (52) combined to score 137 of the total of 174 runs scored by Delhi Daredevils in the match
Delhi Daredevils blasted as many as 71 runs off the last five overs of their innings
After beginning with 55 against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir has struggled with scores of 15, 8 and 3