De Villiers most impactful player in the IPL: Kohli

Ruben Hill
October 17, 2020

The South African slammed an unbeaten 55-run knock off 22 deliveries, packed with six sixes and a four. After the match, skipper Kohli praised the T20 specialist, hailing his reading of the game.

"AB is always been someone who's been ready to look at the situation and adapt his game accordingly", said Kohli in the post-match presentation ceremony.

However, with captain Rahul amassing 448 runs and Agarwal, 382, there has been no room for Gayle but he said the time on the sidelines had done him well.

De Villiers struck six sixes in total as he gave another reminder of his incredible talent, having creamed 73 not out from 33 balls in Monday's thumping win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

After RR scored 19 runs in the long 18th over bowled by Chahal, Tewatia hit Udana for a six and four to collect 15 from the penultimate over. However, watch grabbed more attention was a clip of Aaron Finch vaping in the dressing while RCB's thrilling run chase was on. "We're still in with a chance to make the playoffs, the table is still very open and the team which has momentum on their side in this crunch phase will qualify", said Unadkat. "We understand the dynamics and we're sticking to our plans".

Smith and Buttler then stabilised the RR innings, sharing a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket, taking their team past the 100-run mark in 12.4 overs. He finished the game in style, hitting Jofra Archer for a maximum with two balls still to go.

Kings XI have struggled this season, however, and now lie bottom of the eight-team standings on four points from just two wins in eight outings.

Losing captain Steve Smith felt that his team couldn't deal with AB de Villiers, despite RR being in a winning position.

Leg-spinner Chahal dismissed Sanju Samson (9) next ball - revenge for Samson creaming him for a monster 94-metre six over midwicket earlier in the over - to leave Rajasthan 69-3 after eight overs.

In the other match for Saturday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Sharjah.

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