Pune, May 2: Royal Challengers Bangalore finally won a game outside their home ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium this season as the visitors defeated Pune Warriors by 17 runs in Match 46 of IPL 2013 here at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Thursday night.
AB de Villiers was outstanding with the bat as he blasted a 23-ball 50 not out including 26 runs in the final over of the innings. De Villiers' assault powered RCB to 187/3 in 20 overs. Chasing 188, Robin Uthappa led the reply with a 45-ball 75, but was not enough. R Vinay Kumar took 3 wickets for 31 in 4 overs. After 4 losses in away games, RCB have a success.
Here are the highlights
# RCB stay at second position in Points Table with 14 points. They have won 7 of 11 games
# This was 7th loss for Pune and they remain at the bottom of the table with 4 points
# Robin Uthappa waged a lone battle for Pune. He made a 45-ball 75 with 5 fours and 5 sixes but lacked support from the other end
# At one stage Pune were in the hunt with 45 required off 24. Both Robin and Angelo Mathews were going good at the time
# Mathews fell to R Vinay Kumar in the 18th over and Uthappa was sent back by Murali Kartik in the 18th over swung the game towards RCB
# Kartik took 2 wickets in the 18th over - dismissing Abhishek Nayar and Uthappa
# Pune needed 24 off the last over with 2 wickets left
# Pune hit 9 fours and 11 sixes
# Saurabh Tiwary topscored for RCB with 52 off 45 (2x4, 2x6)
# Tiwary opened the batting with Chris Gayle
# Gayle made run-a-ball 21 and reclaimed the Orange Cap. In today's earlier game, Michael Hussey had taken the Orange Cap
# Gayle now has 505 runs in IPL 6. He is the first batsman to cross 500 this season
# AB de Villiers was superb in the final overs, he raced to his 50 off just 23 balls
# De Villiers hit 6 fours and 2 sixes
# De Villiers hammered Ashok Dinda for 26 runs in the 20th over of the innings. He hit 2 sixes and 3 fours in the final over
# RCB were 30/0 in 6 overs. 50 came in 49 balls and 100 in 79.
# RCB scored 68 runs in final 5 overs
# RCB hit 17 fours and 6 sixes