AB de Villiers has completely changed the complexion of the ongoing clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah. The former South Africa skipper slammed an unbeaten 73 from just 33 balls to help RCB post a daunting total of 194 for 2 in the allotted 20 overs.
RCB were on 94 for 2 in the 13th over when AB de Villiers joined skipper Virat Kohli in the middle. And in less than eight overs, the hard-hitting batsman helped his side amass exactly 100 runs. AB de Villiers was in such a stunning form that he completely outplayed Kohli.
Two sixes out of the park:
AB de Villiers shifted gears from the 16th over when he hit two back-to-back sixes off Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Before that over, the right-handed batsman had scored only 8 off 9 balls. In the 16th over, he hit two sixes as well as a four as he collected 18 runs from it. And both the sixes went out of the park.
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The South African legend did not spare others either. In the following over, he hit Pat Cummins for two sixes and a four before hitting Andre Russell for a six and four in the 18th over. He finished the innings by hitting Russell for a six and four. The RCB star’s stunning knock was studded with five fours and six huge sixes.
Kohli, on the other hand, struggled to play in his usual manner and remained unbeaten on 33 off 28 balls.
Here is a clip showing the two massive back-to-back sixes he hit off Nagarkoti: