Indian Premier League: Sunrisers Hyderabad's Karn Sharma Rues Dropping AB de Villiers' Catch

AB de Villiers slammed a sensational match-winning knock of 89 from 41 deliveries to help Bangalore beat Hyderabad on Sunday. Hyderabad's Karn Sharma dropped a tough chance when De Villiers was batting on 30.

updated: May 05, 2014 16:54 IST
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Bangalore: Karn Sharma was the star for Sunrisers Hyderabad with the ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore but the leg-spinner rues the 'tough' drop chance of AB de Villiers as he feels the wicket could have titled the match in his side's favour. (RCB vs SRH: As it happened)

Chasing Sunrisers' 155 for six, De Villiers produced one of the most devastating Twenty20 innings as he smashed an unbeaten 89 from just 42 balls to single-handedly power RCB to a sensational four-wicket victory here last night. (AB de Villiers is the best, says Virat Kohli)

The South African batsman, however, got a reprieve when he was on 30 as Karn dropped a tough chance at backward point off Irfan Pathan's bowling. (Scorecard | Points Table | Schedule)

"If I had held on to that catch, maybe the game could have swung in our favour. But it is part and parcel of the game; at times you hold on to those and sometimes they don't stick to your hands," said Karn, who registered impressive figures of three for 17 from his four overs against RCB. (AB de Villiers, a True RCB Champion)

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