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AB de Villiers reaches half-century for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPl 2014

AB de Villiers © IANS
AB de Villiers © IANS

May 4, 2014

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are at 128 for five after 18 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. AB de Villiers is batting on 62 and Mitchell Starc is on five. Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Rilee Rossouw and Yuvraj Singh are the batsmen to have been dismissed. Bangalore are chasing a target of 156 runs against Hyderabad. This is Match 24 of IPL 7. Catch Live Updates of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match here.

Darren Sammy bowled the 16th over. AB de Villiers hit the first delivery over long-off for a big six. De Villiers then got a four through straight long-off. Sammy then bowled a short delivery and de Villiers pulled the ball over wide long-on for another six. That brought de Villiers’s half-century. Dale Steyn was brought back into the attack to bowl the 17th over. He bowled a bouncer and a wide delivery outside off-stump to de Villiers. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the 18th over. He bowled one wide and de Villiers sliced it over short third-man for a four. Bhuvneshwar then bowled three yorkers outside off-stump for dot deliveries. He bowled another yorker outside off-stump and de Villiers reverse-swept it past short fine-leg for a four. Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the RCB vs SRH match here.

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a competitive total of 155 for six in their 20 overs. David Warner top-scored with 61 runs off 49 deliveries with four fours and three sixes. Shikhar Dhawan scored 37 of 36 deliveries.  Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers as he took two wickets for 21 runs. Varun Aaron also took two wickets, but gave away 33 runs.

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