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Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 17 runs

Pune vs Bangalore

Indian Premier League: De Villiers stars in Royal Challengers Bangalore win

AB de Villiers: Hit 26 off the final over

Robin Uthappa: His 75 gave Pune Warriors hope but wasn't enough

A blistering half-century by AB de Villiers helped The Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 17-run victory over the Pune Warriors.

The South African smashed 50 not out off 23 balls to propel Royal Challengers to 187-3 off their 20 overs.

And although Warriors opener Robin Uthappa responded with some big hitting of his own, his 75 (five sixes and five fours) wasn't enough for the IPL's bottom club.

On a slow pitch, Royal Challengers opener Chris Gayle found it tough to score off the Warriors' spinners and was caught at deep extra cover for 21.

Saurabh Tiwary (52) and Virat Kohli (25) put on 63 to add some momentum but it was de Villiers who really pressed the accelerator and gave the innings a dramatic finish when blasting 26 off the final over from Ashok Dinda.

The Warriors also started at a modest pace and were left needing 66 off the final five overs for victory.

Angelo Mathews hit 32 off 19 balls to threaten a dramatic victory but when he and Uthappa perished in quick succession it was game over.

Match Details

2nd May 2013
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
A S Aleem, C Chettithody
TV Umpire
S Subroto
Match Referee
A J Andrew
Reserve Umpire
P G Pashchim


Batsman R
R.V. Uthappa c Singh b Kartik 75
A.J. Finch b Henriques 15
T. Suman run out (Muralitharan) 11
Y. Singh c de Villiers b Kumar 16
S.P.D. Smith c Karthik b Kumar 4
A.D. Mathews c Gayle b Kumar 32
A.M. Nayar c de Villiers b Kartik 1
B. Kumar c Kohli b Singh 2
B.A.W. Mendis lbw Gayle 2
A.B. Dinda Not out 6
R. Sharma Not out 0
Extras 4w, 2lb 6
Total 20.0 Overs 170 - 9
Full Batting Card

bangalore BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
M. Kartik 4 0 29 2
R.P. Singh 4 0 27 1
M.C. Henriques 4 0 44 1
R.V. Kumar 4 0 31 3
M. Muralitharan 3 0 32 0
C.H. Gayle 1 0 5 1
Full Bowling Card