Royal Challengers Bangalore who are a depleted unit, finally had one of their main man playing AB de Villiers. They got off to a bad start losing 3 wickets as soon as the game started off. But AB de Villiers was there but he too was playing in a very cautious manner. Chris Gayle was making way for the Protean. Sahne Watson departed early for 1 and so did Vishnu Yadav. But it was AB de Villiers to stood up to the plate and showed why he is crickets most sought-after player.
AB showed his full range and also gave a demonstration of why he is touted as Mr. 360. He started off cautiously but then stepped of the accelerator and went to top gear in no time.
He carted all the bowlers and ended up scoring 89 off 46, an innings which comprised of 9 sixes and 4 fours.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson (capt), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (capt), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma.