[videourl mediaid="AWvlSZHV" url="https://mum-videostream.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2019/04APRIL/25/RCB-KXIP-IPL.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p>Royal Challengers Bangalore rode AB de Villiers' half century to record their third successive win on the trot with a 17-run victory over Kings XI Punjab to keep their chances alive, in an IPL game on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>de Villiers (82*; 44 balls, 4x3, 6x7) and Marcus Stoinis, who remained not out on 46 (34 balls, 4x2, 6x3), shared an unbroken 121-run fifth wicket stand off just 66 balls to help RCB posted 202/4 after Kings XI skipper R. Ashwin asked them to bat first. <p></p> <p></p>In reply, Kings XI fought hard but in the end fell short as K.L. Rahul (42; 27b; 7x4; 1x6) and Nicholas Pooran (46; 28b 1x4; 5x6) threatened to take the game away from Virat Kohli's men at the start and towards the end respectively. Kings Xi posted 185/7 in 20 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Mayank Agarwal (35)and Rahul combined for a 59-run second wicket stand while David Miller (24) and Pooran joined hands for a 68-run partnership. <p></p> <p></p>For RCB, Umesh Yadav (3/36) was the pick of the bowlers.