RCB end IPL 2019 with a huge win: Fantastic way to finish, says AB de Villiers

first_imgAB de Villiers joined the bandwagon of Royal Challengers Bangalore players, thanking the fans of the team who supported them through the highs and lows in this season of the Indian Premier League.Fans of the Royal Challengers supported the team till the very end despite Virat Kohli’s team failing to finish in the playoffs for the third year in a row. RCB was the first team to get knocked out of the playoffs race this season and will finish in last place if Kings XI Punjab win their final league game.The players of Royal Challengers Bangalore though, gave the fans something to cheer about as they hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad in their final match at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday.RCB defeated the 2016 champions by 4 wickets as they successfully chased down 175 thanks to the 144-run partnership between Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann.The duo rescued the team from 20 for 3 in 2.5 overs and took them to safety before Hetmyer perished on 75, followed by Gurkeerat on 65. Colin de Grandhomme and Umesh Yadav then took the team over the finish line.Two men announced themselves to #VIVOIPL, one man redeemed himself with the winning shot for @RCBTweets #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/4YjoLbdhY7IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2019″It’s a fantastic way to finish, very sad to see that we were one win away from possibly making it to the knockouts. Crazy to see how close the margins are in this tournament. But it was a nice way to finish, there was a lot of talent we discovered this year.advertisement”Looking forward to next season, just want to thank everyone at the Chinnaswamy and the RCBians for supporting us through thick and thin,” AB de Villiers told RCB’s 12thMan TV host while leaving the Chinnaswamy for one final time this year.Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab are the remaining three teams who are remain in contention for the final playoff spot.SRH finished their league campaign on 12 points and are now tied with the Knight Riders, who will qualify for the knockouts if they win their final league game against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.But if KKR lose and Kings XI win their final match against Chennai Super Kings by a huge margin and reach 12 points, then the Punjab-based team will go through if they end up with a superior net run rate than SRH and KKR.Also Read | High time we did something for the crowd: Gurkeerat Singh after RCB winAlso Read | IPL 2019 Playoff Scenarios: KKR, SRH and KXIP in three-way battle for last spotAlso Read | IPL 2019: I feel your pain, Virat Kohli thanks RCB fans after consolation winAlso Read | IPL 2019: RCB stun SRH to end unsuccessful campaign with a winlast_img

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