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IPL 5: Game 50: Bangalore Vs Deccan Highlights

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Published: Monday, May 7, 2012, 0:29 [IST]
 
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IPL 5: Game 50: RCB Vs DC Highlights

Bangalore, May 7: AB de Villiers won the game for Royal Challengers Bangalore with a stunning 17-ball 47 not out in Game 50 of IPL 5 against Deccan Chargers on Sunday night.

[Scorecard: RCB Vs DC]

IPL 5: Results, Points Table

Here are the highlights of the match played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

# RCB chased down 182 in 18.5 overs. They finished with 185/5 with seven balls to spare

# AB de Villiers was the Man-of-the-match for his brilliant 17-ball 47 not out (5x4, 3x6)

# De Villiers hit Dale Steyn for 23 runs in the 18th over

# Later, the post-match interview, De Villiers revealed he was “scared" of facing Steyn

# Those were the only six balls of Steyn which De Villiers faced and his strike rate was 383.33

# De Villiers hit two sixes and two fours in that over

# RCB hit nine sixes and 17 fours

# De Villiers now has 292 runs in IPL 5 with a stunning strike rate of 171.76. This is the best strike rate among IPL 5 batsmen who have scored more than 200 runs this season

# Steyn, who had bowled a maiden over to Chris Gayle earlier, finished with 0/30 in 3 overs

# RCB scored 68 runs in the final 3.3 overs of the match

# RCB, who were losing their way until De Villiers arrived, finished the game with 7 balls to spare

# De Villiers and Syed Mohammad associated for an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 42 runs in just 1.3 overs. In this association, Mohammad faced just one ball and he scored a winning boundary off that ball

# RCB finished with 185/5 in 18.5 overs

# De Villiers, batting at number five, ended not out with a strike rate of 276.47

# Gayle became the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in IPL

# Gayle was playing his 38th match

# RCB won the toss and elected to field first

# RCB dropped their regular captain Daniel Vettori and Virat Kohli was handed the responsibility

# RCB made five changes for this match. Vettori, KP Appanna, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary and Andrew McDonald were dropped

# Syed Mohammad, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Muttiah Muralitharan, Prashanth Parameswaran and Abhimanyu Mithun were the replacements for RCB

# Left-arm paceman Parameswaran, who played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in last IPL, was signed by RCB a few days back for the injured S Aravind

# Last year Chris Gayle had hit Parameswaran for 37 runs in one over

# This was the 50th game of IPL 5

# Deccan Chargers brought in Daniel Harris for Daniel Christian

# Right-handed batsman Harris is a qualified doctor and comes from Australia

# Deccan also left out Ankit Sharma and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala. Anand Rajan and Akshath Reddy came in

# Deccan hit nine sixes in their innings

# Shikhar Dhawan topscored for Deccan with an unbeaten 73 off 52 balls with 10 fours and a six

# Cameron White contributed a quick 24-ball 45 with two fours and three sixes

# Harris made a 41-ball 47 with two fours and four sixes

ThatsCricket

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