De Villiers passes 5,000 IPL runs

Afp, Ahmedabad

29 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

AB de Villiers hit a landmark 75 as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by just one run to go back top of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.

The South African veteran's unbeaten 42-ball blitz made him only the sixth batsman to pass 5,000 runs in the tournament, and only the second foreigner.

Delhi needed 14 runs off the last over to beat Bangalore's 171 for five, but even boosted by Shimron Hetmyer's late 53 off 25 balls they just failed.

Victory sent Virat Kohli's Bangalore back top with five wins from six games.