IPL 7: AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Blitz Keeps Bangalore in Fray for Playoffs

Chris Gayle (46), AB de Villiers (28) helped Bangalore keep Chennai at bay in thriller.

updated: May 18, 2014 20:17 IST
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Ranchi: Royal Challengers Bangalore made a stunning late flourish after initial struggle with A B de Villiers playing a cameo of 14-ball 28 to pull off a five-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling IPL match here today.. (Scorecard | Highlights)

Chasing 139 for a win, Bangalore found the going tough with the Chennai slow bowlers seemingly tying them into knots in the first half of their innings before exploding towards the end to overhaul the target with one ball to spare in a low-scoring match that went down the wire.

Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni used his four slow bowlers -- R Ashwin (2/16), Suresh Raina (0/20), Ravindra Jadeja (0/31) and Samuel Badree (0/15) -- for long spells and, as they were getting the turn on JSCA International Stadium, Bangalore struggled to reach 45 for one at the halfway mark.

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