Twitter Reactions: AB de Villiers, Umesh Yadav star as RCB beat KXIP by 4 wickets

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AB De Villiers and Umesh Yadav were the stars of the day for Royal Challengers Bangalore as they beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets to register their first win of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Friday.

With this victory, RCB has opened their account as far as the IPL points table is concerned while as for KXIP, this was their first defeat of the season.

Chasing a tricky total of 156, RCB lost early wickets including Brendon McCullum and Virat Kohli but AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock resisted well and stitched a strong partnership. Later, they lost wickets in quick succession but De Villiers stood strong at one end and went on to score a half-century. The Proteas batsman was undone by Andrew Tye but that didn’t really affect the result of the match as Washington Sundar completed the win for RCB as he hit the winning stroke.

Sundar looked off-colour in the first match that he played for RCB against Kolkata Knight Riders but looked in good touch on Friday. He scalped an important wicket of KL Rahul and also removed Marcus Stoinis to return with figures of 2/22 in 4 overs.

The pick of the bowlers for RCB was Umesh Yadav who bagged the wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh in one over and turned the game in RCB’s favour.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the match:

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