A century stand between skipper AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli took Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to their sixth successive win against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla as the visitors registered a crucial five-wicket win on Saturday night.
Chasing 182, after Kohli fell for a 40-ball 70, de Villiers held his own, remaining unbeaten on 72 to take the side over the line with an over to spare to keep RCB alive in the tournament, and officially knocking DD out of IPL 2018.
This is the sixth successive time that the Delhi franchise has failed to progress beyond the league stage.
Here’s how the Twitter world reacted to the match:
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) May 12, 2018
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 12, 2018
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) May 12, 2018
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 12, 2018
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) May 13, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) May 13, 2018
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 12, 2018
Delhi strengthen their grip on the wooden spoon #DDvRCB
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 12, 2018
AB brings up his 26th IPL fifty with a monstrous maximum
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 12, 2018
Most Man of the Match awards in IPL:
20 Chris Gayle
17 AB DE VILLIERS
16 Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma
15 David Warner
14 Dhoni, Raina#DDvRCB
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 12, 2018
ABD and VK won. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 12, 2018