Top 5 AB de Villiers knocks in the IPL
#4 89* vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Countless adjectives and not a single one of them can describe the perfect blend of aggression and patience that was displayed in this innings. ABD’s unbeaten 89 while chasing a total of 156 unfolded like poetry.
All his previous knocks were magical but there was no pressure on his team as they were the first side to bat. This one, however, had a different story unfolded by the brilliance of a batsman.
RCB was chasing 156 when it lost its crucial wickets shortly after the second innings started. Sunrisers Hyderabad were busy rejoicing the turn of tables in their favour. However, their happiness was not meant to last for long.
In one of the most thrilling encounters of the 9th IPL, ABD scored 89* runs in 41 balls. He scored 72 runs from boundaries alone with the help of 6 fours and eight sixes.
ABD single-handedly chased down the target with one ball to spare. What appeared to be an easy win for Sunrisers Hyderabad was soon stolen from right under their nose by one fierce innings.