New Delhi/Indore: Virat Kohli (70 off 40) and de Villiers (72 not out off 37) played a scintillating knock to keep Royal Challengers Bangalore in contention for the play-offs in Delhi on Saturday. They secured a five-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils.
After being reduced to 18/3 in the third over, Virat-led Bengaluru managed to chase the 182-run target in 19 overs.
Earlier, Delhi reached the respectable target owing to the performance of Rishabh Pant (61 off 34) and debutant Abhishek Sharma (46 not out off 19).
In the first match of the day, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs to regain the fourth spot.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik scored 50 off 23 balls, while Chris Lynn (27), Robin Uthappa (24) and Andre Russell (31) took the team to 245 runs.
KXIP’s KL Rahul did give an initial hope after scoring 66 off 29 balls, but could manage only 214 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 8 wickets.