AB de Villiers (above) was dismissed for mere five by fast bowler Bipul Sharma © AFP
AB de Villiers (above) was dismissed for mere five by fast bowler Bipul Sharma © AFP

Powerhouse Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) explosive batsman AB de Villiers was dismissed for mere five by fast bowler Bipul Sharma, after being caught by Moises Henriques at extra cover, against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), in the final of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. It was a floater, as the ball pitched and make a slight turn, while de Villiers went for a lofted one, couldn’t get it quite enough, and a simple catch to Henriques at the spot. Currently, RCB are 149 for the loss of three wickets in 14 overs, with KL Rahul on eight and Shane Watson coming in. Full Cricket Scorecard: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

After 56 league matches, two qualifiers, and an eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the much-awaited finale of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. These two teams are the deserving finalists, simply because they are the best batting and bowling sides of the tournament respectively. RCB’s batting is unmatched with the presence of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, and KL Rahul in the top five. As for SRH, even in the absence of Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman they still manage to look threatening. Full Cricket Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Final

The final is being held at Bengaluru, which apart from being RCB’s fortress is also a ground best suited to their team. In Rahul, Aravind, and Stuart Binny RCB have three Karnataka cricketers who know what to expect from the pitch. Kohli, Gayle, and de Villiers have played for RCB for years, so they too are virtually hometown heroes. The deck is stacked in favour of RCB, but SRH and Warner are worthy adversaries. Expect a run-fest at Chinnaswamy!