How AB de Villiers Made Royal Challengers Bangalore 100th IPL Match Extra Special

In a crunch game for Royal Challengers Bangalore, AB de Villiers scored his first fifty of Indian Premier league 2014.

updated: May 05, 2014 15:16 IST
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South African AB de Villiers has always been a 'freak' cricketer. There are very few cricketers in world cricket who can adjust to the demands of Test and T20 cricket so wonderfully. There are very few top-notch men who can keep wickets and field in any position on the field with such alacrity.

De Villiers scored a 41-ball 89 not out to script a stunning last-over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bangalore on Sunday night. The innings could not have been timed better as RCB played their 100th IPL game to join Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in an 'exclusive' club.

Chasing 156 for a win, RCB were in dire straits after being reduced to 38 for three in the seventh over. With skipper Virat Kohli out for 0 and a hobbling Chris Gayle dismissed for a 19-ball 27, it boiled down to the RCB middle-order to make a match of the contest. Batting at No. 5, De Villiers arrived at the party just perfectly. (Related: AB is a 'Freak', says teammate Harshal Patel)

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