Watch | AB de Villiers' Stunner Helps RCB Beat SRH, Stay in Contention for Play-offs

RCB’s AB de Villiers takes a blinder to dismiss Alex Hales (Picture: IPL)

The South African genius AB de Villiers at all times brings one thing further to the desk, and on Thursday night he lit up the Chinnaswamy Stadium throughout an exciting match with a blinder of a catch to dismiss the Englishman Alex Hales of the Sunrisers Hyderabad within the eighth over throughout their chase of 219. SRH wanted to get a transfer on from the phrase go, and Alex Hales together with Shikhar Dhawan have been doing simply that. Dhawan was the primary to be dismissed whereas, Hales was despatched packing by the mix of Ab de Villiers and Moeen Ali on the finish of the eighth over of the innings with the rating studying 64.

Seeking to up the ante, Hales clattered one on the leg-side off Moeen Ali, however De Villiers stationed at deep mid-wicket, leaped and was airborne as he caught the ball with solely his proper hand to finish a sensational catch and dismiss the opener for 37.

So good was the hassle that it left captain Virat Kohli in as a lot awe as the remaining current on the stadium. After the match, Kohli stated, “That was spiderman stuff (about ABD’s catch). You don’t do this as regular human beings. I assumed it was going for a six however he pulled it off. He can do freakish issues however I’m used to it now. His fielding I’m fairly used to now. Have to thank the gang as it’s our final residence sport.”

Earlier than the scenario demanded a catch like that from AB, the RCB rode the South African’s half century together with one other half century from the Englishman Moeen Ali to put up an imposing 218 of their 20 overs. RCB, who wanted to win the sport to remain in rivalry for the knock-out levels, finally managed to cease the SRH 14 runs wanting their goal after Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey threatened to finish the chase and finish the RCB’s season.

With the win towards the SRH, RCB have now moved as much as fifth spot on the IPL desk and can be trying to win their remaining video games and seal qualification for the knock-out levels.

First Printed: Might 18, 2018, 8:55 AM IST

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