IPL: AB de Villiers' Master-Class Takes RCB Into Final
AB de Villiers scored 79* as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by four wickets to take Virat Kohli's side into final
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and sent Suresh Raina's GL to bat first. (All images from BCCI)
Iqbal Abdulla gave RCB a brilliant start by picking the wickets of Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum.
GL captain Suresh Raina also failed to fore as he was dismissed for 1.
Dwayne Smith (73*) rescued GL and helped them score 158.
Virat Kohli was seen arguing with the umpires regarding some tricky decisions.
RCB's chase began on an ominous note as Virat Kohli was dismissed for 0.
Dhawal Kulkarni gave GL important breakthroughs and returned with figures of 4/14.
Ravindra Jadeja was the second-best RCB bowler with figures of 2/21.
Courtesy Kulkarni's exploits, RCB were reduced to 29/5 at one point of time.
AB de Villiers scored a classy 79* to rescue RCB.
He was ably assisted by Iqbal Abdulla (33*)
VIrat Kohli's RCB are gunning for their maiden IPL title.