AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match for his exhilarating knock. That is all from this thrilling game. Farewell!
Sportsmanship is one thing, respecting is another but taking defeat on your chin is something that defines cricket and Dale Steyn showed it immediately after the game when he hung on to an extended hug with AB de Villiers and showed his class as well. Truly well played, lads!
Superb match. Had everything. Hyderabad were right in the game in spite of scoring a low total on this flat deck by having Kohli on a duck, Gayle back in the hut too pretty early. But then came on the AB de Villiers show, and there was no looking back. He started scoring freely but then things got tight in the 19th over. On came Dale Steyn and in yet another exhilarating display of astonishing batsmanship, de Villiers took him on for 24 runs and that totally brought the game in Bangalore's hands.
Irfan Pathan to AB de Villiers
FOUR! Oh boy, what a player! BANGALORE WIN BY 4 WICKETS! A low full toss, de Villiers swipes it through mid-wicket and he finds the fence. End of what has been an absolute carnage from that man, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers.
Irfan Pathan to Harshal Patel
A very full ball, Patel swipes it through mid-wicket and takes one.
A good length delivery on the leg side, Harshal tries to heave it away but misses. He scrambles back and gets just in time with the dive...
Full and wide, de Villiers gets right out to the off side to try and ramp it but gets an inside edge for a single.
Harshal Patel walks in next.
Irfan Pathan to Mitchell Starc
OUT! Would there be a twist? Starc digs out a full ball over Pathan to mid off. Finch with the direct hit and finds Starc out by a fair distance. The most important thing is, AB de Villiers is on strike now.
Dale Steyn to AB de Villiers
SIX! My goodness, that is simply out of the world batting. A short of a good length delivery, de Villiers gets right across and ramps it away over fine leg.
FOUR! Heaved away! A very full ball on off, de Villiers lofts it over wide mid off and finds the fence.
Dale Steyn to Mitchell Starc
A very full ball, dug away through mid-wicket for one.
A very full ball down the leg side, de Villiers tries to heave it away but is hit on the pads.
SIX! Simply superb and he's taking out his counter-part here! A very full ball on middle, de Villiers stays back and slams it away over the long on fence.
SIX! That is awesome! A short of a good length delivery, de Villiers pulls it away over the square leg fence.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to AB de Villiers
Another full and wide delivery, ABdV plays the reverse paddle again but finds one as it went straight to short third man.
FOUR! The reverse paddle is here! A low full toss outside off, ABdV gets his bat out and paddles it fine to the third man fence.
A perfect yorker outside off, de Villiers fails to dig it away.
A low full toss outside off, de Villiers lets it go through.
WIDE! Full and well wide, very close to the guidelines as AB allows it through.