AB leads RCB assault of Mumbai

India

AB de Villiers was at his brilliant best as he smashed a century to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing 39-run victory over the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

De Villiers scored an unbeaten 133 off just 59 balls as he hammered the bowlers to all parts to once again demonstrate that he is currently the best batsman in the world playing in all formats of cricket.

India's Virat Kohli also weighed into the equation hitting 82 not out as he and the South Africa ODI captain shared in an unbroken partnership of 215 for the second wicket as the RCB totaled a massive 235 for one in 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat.

The team from Bangalore lost Chris Gayle in the fourth over, caught at short third-man off the bowling of Lasith Malinga, but that joy was short-lived for Mumbai as their bowling attack was put to the sword by De Villiers and Kohli.

The home side were never really going to chase down the total although the two West Indians, Lendl Simmons (68*) and Kieron Pollard (49) provided some good entertainment with some lusty blows.

Mumbai eventually made 196 for seven in their 20 overs as the side from Bangalore picked two points for their win.

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