WATCH | Kagiso Rabada watches on helplessly as AB de Villiers destroys him

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WATCH | Kagiso Rabada watches on helplessly as AB de Villiers destroys him

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Be it a part-time bowler or the World No. 1, AB de Villiers has never let anyone get an easy ride while bowling at him. During his innings in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, his compatriot Kagiso Rabada looked on helplessly as de Villiers made a mockery of the 135-run chase with a 19-ball half century.

The third match of the tournament was played between the Lions and the Titans at Centurion where the former scored 127/6 in 15 overs, and the target was readjusted to 135 following the DLS method. Quintin de Kock got the Titans off to a good start scoring 39 off just 24 balls before Lions made a quick comeback with Willem Mulder taking two quick wickets.

But just when things looked properly posied for Lions to win the game, in came AB de Villiers. The explosive batsman was at his destructive best as he scored a brilliant half-century in just 19 balls to take his side home with eight-wickets still left. 

The incident in discussion takes place in the 12th over when the Titans needed 7 runs to win and de Villiers was on 38 off 17 balls. Kagiso Rabada was bowling and tried to keep things safe with an almost inch-perfect yorker. But, to the bowler's surprise, de Villiers shuffled across his crease, went down on one knee and scooped the ball for a six over fine leg, leaving the bowler out of ideas who went back to his run-up shaking his head in dismay. And de Villiers didn't disappoint him on the last ball either, as he hit him for another biggie to bring up his fifty and end the game in style.

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