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AB de Villiers “made a master class in inning on Sunday when his 34-ball 76, along with Glenn Maxwellcounterattack 78, helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to an impressive 204 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in match 10 of IPL 2021 on Sunday.
RCB have scored 56 runs in the last three overs, including 21 in the last six deliveries, to set KKR a solid goal after choosing to bat.
De Villier exploded to 76 of 34 balls with nine fours and three sixes, while Maxwell made 78 of 49.
The Australian also hit nine limits and three sixes.
Earlier in the inning, The Knight Riders started brilliantly with bowling Varun Chakravarti, leaving RCB in early trouble at 9/2 with the skipper’s big wickets They grow kohli (5) and Rajat Patidar (1) in the second part.
Opening the bowling alley for KKR, spinner veteran Harbhajan Singh stretched a tight line and length to suffocate the RCB batsmen in his first two overs.
After Chakravarti lured Collie to cover up with a tossed delivery that moved away from his right hand, Rahul Tripati pulled out a sensational catch, running back from the extra cover.
The best batsman was nowhere near the ball.
Chakravarti then went through Patidar’s defense with one that fired back on landing.
Mixing aggression with caution, Maxwell and Devdut Padical, 25, revived RCB’s inning after early strikes at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
While the young Indian looked pleased playing the second violin, the shaking Australians counterattacked gracefully and played the big shots with imperfect ease.
Formulated Maxwell raised his antelope when he cleared his front leg to hit Shakib Al Hasan over long for its first high in the sixth.
Shakib’s bowling proved to be productive for RCB, as they received 17 runs.
After reaching 45 for two at the end of six overplates, Maxwell shifted gears and rushed to his half-century in just 28 balls.
Even Chakravarti, who ignited some time ago, was not spared by Maxwell, as he broke it for six and four consecutive balls.
Prasidh Krishna ended the third partnership with a 86-track wicket, sending back Padikkal, signaling the arrival of De Villiers in the middle.
Joining forces, the dazzling duo of Maxwell and De Villiers did not allow the KKR bowlers to calm down in any rhythm while the prime minister Pat Cummins terminated their 53 associations.
The show then belonged to De Villiers while he played KKR bowling.
(With PTI inputs.)