South African veteran AB de Villiers struck a vigorous half-century as Royal Oppositions Bangalore opened their Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday.De Villiers smashed 51 off 30 shipments to assist in 2015’s wood spooners Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli, to 163 for 5 and a 10-run success in Dubai. Bangalore, led by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, bowled out Hyderabad for 153 despite a worthy 61 by Jonny Bairstow.” It’s remarkable and in 2015 we were on the other side
of the results,”a thrilled Kohli stated in the post-match discussion. “We kept our composure tonight. Yuzi(Chahal )can be found in and changed
the video game for us. “The David Warner-led Hyderabad collapsed from a comfy
121 for two to be packed off in 19.4 overs with Kohli taking a good outfield capture off Dale Steyn to liquidate the game.De Villiers struck his 34th fifty in the IPL after losing Kohli for 14 and innings top-scorer Devdutt Padikkal, who scored 56 on IPL debut.De Villiers, 36, smashed fours borders and 2 sixes to take his count of hits over the fence to 201 for Bangalore, who are still searching for their maiden IPL title.” It’s a great change to get on the right side of a close video game early on in the season.
We worked very hard for the win,” said de Villiers.”It’s a terrific start for us and hopefully an excellent sign of things to come.
I surprised myself to be sincere.” Chahal returned outstanding figures of 3-18 from his 4 overs of leg spin while fast bowlers Navdeep Saini and Shivam Dube claimed two wickets each.Hyderabad’s Australian paceman Mitchell Marsh injured his ankle while bowling his first over and hopped off the ground after sending down just four deliveries.Warner stated Marsh’s injury does not look good as the all-rounder is not able to” put any weight on his leg”.