Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a brilliant show in Sharjah and defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs on Monday. Virat Kohli and co. registered their fifth win of the season and also claimed the third place in the latest IPL 2020 standings.
It was a vintage AB de Villiers knock that put RCB in command as the side finished with 194/2 after the 20 overs. He blasted 73 runs off 33 balls at a mammoth strike rate of 221.21 and carted six sixes and five boundaries in his inning.
None of the KKR bowlers except Varun Chakravarthy was economical in their spell, leading to run leakage from both the ends.
Put a stiff target of 195 runs, KKR had a dreadful start as they lost the wicket of Tom Banton within the powerplay. Banton played his first game of the season but had a deplorable outing as he got out on 8 runs.
It was one of the rare batting collapse of the KKR as no batsman other than Shubman Gill went past the 30 runs mark.
RCB bowlers put up a vivid show and restricted the KKR to 112 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. AB de Villiers was adjudged the player of the match for his commanding knock.