AB de Villiers walked out to bat after Virat Kohli mistimed a flick off Shardul Thakur’s bowling straight to Ravindra Jadeja.
Harbhajan was introduced into the attack during the powerplay, a move that was supposed to stifle QDK, but it actually helped AB de Villiers tee off early in his innings, as he took a liking to Bhajji right away.
ABD took Bhajji for a ride and then overcame his difficulties against left arm spin by sweeping away Jadeja as well.
But the real ABD turned up against his countryman Imran Tahir, first playing the reverse sweep to unsettle Imran Tahir, and then slog sweeping him high and handsome over that long on boundary, sending the ball out of the stadium.
Check out the video:
ABD smashes the ball out of Bengaluru! 🔥❤🔥 pic.twitter.com/pP5NAznVhv
— Siddharth Nair (@siddhnair) April 25, 2018
AB de Villiers and QDK have absolutely smashed the CSK bowlers after the departure of Virat Kohli, not letting the CSK bowlers settle one bit and taking the game away from CSK with every ball.
The South African duo have brought up their individual fifties and have set up a brilliant platform for their lower order batsmen to come in an tee off from the word go.
As I write this, AB de Villiers has hit Thakur for three consecutive sixes, but CSK have come back strongly, as QDK has been caught and bowled off the bowling of DJ Bravo.
RCB look on course for a 200+ score. Will CSK be able to chase it down?