IPL 2013: Mixed emotions for De Villiers, Uthappa after high-scoring encounter

AB de Villiers and Robin Uthappa both scored sensational half-centuries but it was the Bangalore franchise that triumphed by 17 runs in a high-scoring match on Thursday.

updated: May 02, 2013 23:45 IST
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In a high-scoring encounter in Pune, The Royal Challengers Bangalore won their first game away from home this season. After riding on half-centuries by AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary to post 187/3, Bangalore restricted the hosts to 170/9 in 20 overs, winning by 17 runs.

AB de Villiers was declared Man of the Match for a whirlwind knock of 50* of just 23 balls. "I really enjoyed my cricket tonight, it gave me a lot of pleasure to bat so well," said De Villiers after collecting his award. "In this format you can play a wide array of strokes but at the end of the day the basics are the most important and we did that right in this game."

RCB skipper Virat Kohli was a relieved man after Bangalore registered their first away win of the season. "We knew this win was coming. It was a team performance and we are glad to get this win under out belt," said Kohli.

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