Sharjah: AB de Villiers hit six massive sixes, bludgeoned 73 not out from 33 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore trounced Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
RCB plundered 83 runs in their final five overs, with one of de Villiers’ sixes sailing out of the ground.
AB shared an unbroken century stand with captain Virat Kohli (33 not out off 28) for the third wicket, helping them to over 3,000 runs in partnership in IPL.
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RCB, who won the toss and elected to bat, got off to a flying start, adding 67 in 7.4 overs. Aaron Finch scored 47 (37 balls) while Devdutt Padikkal hit 32 (23).
RCB’s 194-2 was too much for Kolkata, they could only muster 112-9.
KKR were thwarted by spinners Washington Sundar (2-20) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1-12) and seamers Chris Morris (2-17) and Navdeep Saini (1-17).