[caption id="attachment_704202" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-704202" alt=" AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ABD1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> AB de Villiers remained unbeaten on 90 AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ab-de-villiers">AB de Villiers</a> demonstrated why he is one of the most feared batsmen in world cricket. He slammed an unbeaten 90 against Delhi Daredevils (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/DD">DD</a>) to muscle Royal Challengers Bangalore (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/RCB">RCB</a>) to their second win in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. The crowd at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru was treated to fine batsmanship, first by Rishabh Pant, then by de Villiers. <p></p> <p></p>A target of 176 was never going to be enough on a ground renowned for high scores. Manan Vohra and Quinton de Kock came out to open for RCB for the first time. Vohra got just 2, top-edging a sweep off Glenn Maxwell as Jason Roy took an excellent diving catch at deep square leg. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli">Virat Kohli</a> added 20 with de Kock before a mix-up between Kohli and de Kock cost the latter his wicket. De Kock made a tentative run from the non-striker's end but stopped midway, and ended up sacrificing his wicket for Kohli. De Kock made 18 off 16. Kohli was dropped off the earlier ball, off Shahbaz Nadeem. <p></p> <p></p>De Villiers joined Kohli. After setting into his groove, ABD hammered Nadeem for 3 fours in a row to shift the momentum to RCB's favour. Kohli soon joined the festivities. The pair added 50 in 30 balls including a 106m six by ABD. <p></p> <p></p>Just when it seemed like they were running away with the match, Trent Boult pulled off a stunner at deep square-leg off a poor Harshal Patel full toss. Kohli fell for 30. Corey Anderson arrived with RCB still needing 83. <p></p> <p></p>De Villiers raced to his fifty in 24 balls off a six over mid-wicket. He continued to launch the ball into the first, second and third tiers of Chinnaswamy. Meanwhile, Anderson continued to take singles without any fuss. <p></p> <p></p>There should have been a run out, but the fielders messed things up. Then Anderson was castled by fellow countryman Boult for a 13-ball 15. Mandeep Singh came out and started his innings with a six over the wicketkeeper's head. Mandeep (17*) did spoil the party for ABD (90*), but the pair ended up taking RCB to a 6-wicket win. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier in the match, Delhi made 174 for 5 thanks to fifties from Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Pant in particular stroked elegant and brutal boundaries during his knock of 85. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Yuzvendra-Chahal">Yuzvendra Chahal</a> starred with ball with 2 for 23. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Delhi Daredevils</strong> 174 for 5 [Shreyas Iyer 52(31) , Rishabh Pant 85(48) ; Yuzvendra Chahal 3-0-22-2] lost to <strong>Royal Challengers Bangalore 176 for 4</strong> [AB de Villiers 90* (39), Virat Kohli 30 (26); Glenn Maxwell 2-0-13-1] by 6 wickets with 12 balls to spare. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Player of the Match: </strong>AB de Villiers.