The whole world knows what AB de Villiers can do and Sunrisers Hyderabad got a taste of ABD medicine in their league clash against RCB in 2014. The maverick batting genius who can singlehandedly turn matches on its head was at his ferocious best on that evening as Sunrisers looked in control for major part of the chase .
SRH batting first scored 155/6 , an under par total looking at the batting brilliance of RCB . However as it has been seen many times in IPL history , the SRH bowlers rose to the occasion and led by Bhuvneswar Kumar , broke the back of the RCB top order reducing them to 38/3 with Gayle , Parthiv and Kohli back in the dugout within powerplay overs .
Roussow and Yuvraj had a bit of a partnership with de Villiers who kept the game alive playing watchfully but not missing out on poor deliveries . Around 15th over Yuvraj was dismissed and it was 95/5 with 60 to get in last five overs and five wickets in hand against a quality bowling attack of Steyn , Bhuvneswar, Ishant , Irfan Pathan and Karn Sharma .
Finally de Villiers unleashed himself , smashing 6s against Ishant Sharma , Sammy & Pathan and finally when Dale Steyn arrived for the 19th over to kill off the game , de Villiers launched into him to produce a fierce counter attack with 6s to midwicket and over long on followed by drive through covers and a brilliant ramp shot over fine leg moving to off side. It was exhilarating strokeplay at it’s best. 24 runs came off the over which opened up the game for RCB . de Villiers piled on the runs in last over off Irfan and won game off penultimate delivery to round off a sensational finish. He hit 8 sixes and six fours in his 89 off 41 balls to singlehandedly win the game for RCB .
After the game Dale Steyn was seen hugging AB de Villiers and congratulating him on his brilliant knock.
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