It was a must win game for RCB as they took on the table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home ground. Batting first, RCB posed a really big total at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The team lost Parthiv Patel and Captain Virat Kohli early. Kohli, after hitting a boundary against Rashid Khan tried to be too adventurous as one went straight through to knock off his bails.
It was then the partnership of AB de Villiers (69) and Moeen Ali (65) that did the trick for RCB. Moeen was promoted up the order and came down to bat at No 4 in this match.
AB de Villiers too looked in great nick tonight as the two built up a 107-run partnership. The late heroics of CDG and Sarfaraz Khan took RCB to 218.
On the back of champion knocks from Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson, SRH reached very close but fell 14 short of the target.
As it turned out, ABD’s partnership with Moeen was the actual game changer. Here is what twitterati had to say about RCB’s win and ABD’s Super man catch:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 17, 2018
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) May 17, 2018
Spent ten minutes thinking of a tweet for that AB catch. Couldn’t think of anything to match that effort .. In the words of every fan – Kya bandaaaaaa hai yaaar! Absolutely Boombastic DeVilliers ! Freak & genius go together for him #RCBvSRH
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) May 17, 2018
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 17, 2018
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 17, 2018
To All Those Who Are Asking Me To Add Basil Thampi To My WhatsApp Group, 70 Runs Off 24 Balls Is Not An Easy Task. He Needs Better Rewards.
— Sir Ishant Sharma (@SirIshantSharma) May 17, 2018
Moeen Ali & AB De Villiers trying to form a majority in Karnataka. #RCBvSRH
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 17, 2018
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) May 17, 2018
On One Hand You Have Players Like AB de Villiers Giving Everything To Bring #RCB Back Into The Match Showing Superman Skills, And Then You Have Colin de Grandhomme Donating 22 Runs In An Over. #RCBvSRH #RCBvsSRH
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) May 17, 2018
We are in to 51st match of #IPL2018 and 741 sixes have been hit so far – that’s the most sixes hit in a single edition of the IPL. The previous record was 732 in 2012 edition (75 matches).#RCBvSRH #SRHvRCB #IPL
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 17, 2018
AB and Virat Kohli are the only 2 cricketers who make you hold your breath consistently when they bat, in every format on any surface at any time.#RCBvSRH
— Iron duke (@Iron_Duke89) May 17, 2018
Whether it’s politics or cricket, Bengaluru is the centre of attention of the entire country right now. #RCBvSRH
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 17, 2018
We call them chokers but we cannot deny the fact that RCB manage to entertain us EVERY SINGLE YEAR.🙌 What an inning that was👌♥ #RCBvSRH
— Diya. #DilSeMI💙 (@TheCricketGirll) May 17, 2018
Sid Kaul’s figures since May 8 when he was named in India’s T20 squad for England #RCBvSRH
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 17, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) May 17, 2018
— Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) May 17, 2018
Deserves a standing ovation, does Kane Williamson. 👏 👏 #RCBvSRH
— Nikhil Chinapa (@nikhilchinapa) May 17, 2018