In what turned out to be a battle between two world-class South African cricketers, Sunday's Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad is one match Dale Steyn will like to forget in a hurry. Smacked relentlessly by his ODI skipper and RCB star batsman AB De Villiers, Steyn, Hyderabad's lead bowler, repeated one of his worst spells in T20 cricket. (Match report | Scorecard)
Steyn conceded 23 (excluding a leg-bye) in his last over that enabled RCB clinch a thrilling four-wicket win at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Steyn was smashed for three sixes and a four. This is the most conceded by him in an over in IPL.
Sunday was the second time when Steyn conceded 23 runs in an over in IPL. He had conceded 23 (including two sixes and two fours) to De Villiers while playing for Deccan Chargers versus RCB at Chinnaswamy on May 6, 2012. ( Also read: AB de Villiers is a 'freak', says teammate Harshal Patel)