Bengaluru, April 21: Star batsman AB de Villiers stayed unbeaten on 90 runs off 39 balls as RCB defeated DD by 6 wickets in the VIVO IPL 2018 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday. Also Read - IPL 2021 | MS Dhoni Thinks About Building Team For a Particular Season: Gautam Gambhir Points Out Difference Between CSK and RCB
De Villiers, who struck 10 boundaries and 5 sixes in his 39-ball innings helped the home franchise sail over the fence with 12 balls to spare. Also Read - IPL 2021: RCB Captain Virat Kohli is Humble And Easy to Approach: Josh Philippe
Earlier, Delhi got off to a poor start losing Jason Roy (5) and Gautam Gambhir (3) inside the first 6 overs. Also Read - IPL 2021: Parthiv Patel Makes Sarcastic Comment Against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore Post, Says Absolute Honour to be Released After Being Retired
Later, incoming batsmen Shreyas Iyer (52) and Rishabh Pant (85) – who scored his second highest individual score in the IPL forged a 75-run third wicket stand to slightly ease the pressure on their side before the former was sent back by Washington Sundar.
Pant smashed six boundaries and seven hits over the fence in his 48-ball innings to take his side to a decent total.