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IPL Live! De Villers's blitz guides RCB 4 wkts win over Sunrisers

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May 04, 2014

23:43  - Scorecard

A brilliant 41-ball 89 from AB de Villers helped RCB thrash Sunrisers by four wickets. 

RCB were reeling at one stage at 95-5, before De Villiers storm hit the Sunrisers. 

The hosts made up for loss of momentum as De Villiers smoked his countryman Dale Steyn for 24 runs. 

Prior to that De Villiers plundered 19 runs off Darren Sammy, which turned the tide in RCB's favour.  

De Villiers aptly finished off the game with a boundary off Irfan Pathan.
23:25  - Scorecard

Karn Sharma is having a ball as he has snapped all left-handers with his leg spin. 

The latest Yuvraj Singh, who was caught at square leg by Henriques for 14. 

Yuvraj, who had hit Karn for a six couple of balls earlier, slog swept the leg spinner only to hit it to fielder. 

RCB's hopes now rest on AB de Villiers, who is smoking the bowlers to all corners.

De Villiers soon reached his half-century with a thunderous six off Darren Sammy. 

Sammy leaked 19 runs as RCB were back in the hunt. 

At the end of 16 overs, RCB were 116-5, still needing 40 runs from 24 balls.
22:57  - Scorecard

Karn Sharma strikes once again as he had Rossouw walking back to the pavillion for 14.

Sharma tossed one up as Rossouw looked to go for a reverse sweep, missed the ball completely and was adjudged LBW. 

At the end of 11 overs, RCB were 61-4.
22:36  - Scorecard

Karn Sharma strikes a crucial blow as he removes Chris Gayle for 27. 

Gayle who was looking ominous, slogged one straight into the hands of Darren Sammy at deep midwicket. 

RCB were 38-3 after 7 overs.

22:20   - Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes early for Sunrisers Hyderabad as he removes Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli in the same over. 

Parthiv was comprehensively beaten and lost his off stump, while Kohli was undone by an outswinger and was caught by Naman Ojha for nought. 

At the end of 3 overs, RCB were 14-2.
22:08  - Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar castles Parthiv early

21:46  - Scorecard

Riding high on a brilliant 61 from David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad finished with 155-6. 

Sunrisers were off to a poor start as Aaron Finch and KL Rahul departed early. 

But a crucial 62-runs stand between Warner and Shikhar Dhawan revived Sunrisers innings.

Dhawan was dismissed by Varun Aaron as he was undone by a short one. 

Darren Sammy did hit a six, but couldn't come good when it mattered and was back in the hut cheaply.

David Warner was dismissed in the final over of the innings as he was castled by Starc. 

For RCB, Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-21 off his four overs.
21:38  - Scorecard

Sunrisers Hyderabad are managing to hold on courtesy of David Warner's half-century. 

Warner hit consecutive sixes of Ashok Dinda, which also brought his half-century. 

At the end of 18 overs, Sunrisers were 140-4.

21:09  - Scorecard

Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner have steadied the ship and have given Sunrisers strong base for late flourish. 

The duo have added 62 runs for third wicket. 

Both of them have ensured that the strike is being rotated in case the boundaries are hard to come by.

But just as we speak, Varun Aaron strikes for RCB as he removes Dhawan for 37. 

Dhawan was undone by a short one from Aaron and was caught at midwicket by AB de Villiers.

Sunrisers were 91-3 after 13 overs.
20:40  - Scorecard

Yuzvendra Chahal now introduced into the attack as Warner cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. 

Shikhar Dhawan pulls one to deep midwicket for a single. 

With boundaries hard to comeby, Sunrisers are happy to keep the strike rotating with singles. 

At the end of 8 overs, Sunrisers were 59-2. Warner is on 16, while Dhawan is on 21.
20:21  - Scorecard

Ashok Dinda now strikes for RCB as KL Rahul perishes, playing a false stroke. 

After helping himself to a boundary, Rahul looked to cut Dinda, only to edge it to Chris Gayle, who took a neat little catch in slips. 

Sunrisers rocked early as they were 29-2 after 4 overs.

20:15  - Scorecard

Mitchell Starc strikes for Royal Challengers as he had dangerous Aaron Finch walking back to the pavillion for 13. 

Finch was undone by a snorter by Starc and was caught by wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel.

Sunrisers were 20-1 after 3 overs.

20:10  - Scorecard

Ashok Dinda shares the new ball with Mitchell Starc. 

Shikhar Dhawan times one, but straight to fielder. Dhawan who is struggling is finding fielders.

Finch meanwhile is beaten for pace. Mis-field from Yuvraj gives Finch first boundary. 

Finch lofts Dinda beautifully as the ball crashes beyond the boundary ropes for first six. 

Sunrisers were 15-0 after 2 overs.   
19:37  Welcome to live update of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match. 

The news from the middle is that RCB has won the toss and has opted to bowl first. 

The wicket has a greenish tinge to it. No wonder skipper Virat Kohli has opted with Rilee Rossouw and Harshal Patel. 

Sunrisers too have made one change bringing in Ishant Sharma in place of Amit Mishra.