Kohli (75 off 51) and de Villiers (82 off 42), arguably the top two batsmen in the world, set the Chinnaswamy Stadium on fire to take RCB to 227 for four.
The bowlers defended the steep total comfortably on a batting beauty despite a blazing knock from Sunrisers captain David Warner (58 off 25), limiting the opposition to 182 for six in 20 overs.
No total can be called be safe on the batting beauty here and with Sunrisers reaching from 83 for one in eight overs, the game was very much alive.
Warner was in his full elements after the departure of his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (8), who was bowled by Parvez Rasool. The off-spinner produced one just turned away enough to hit Dhawan's off stump and strike on the very ball of his spell.

Warner went about his business with little fuss and completed his 50 off 21 balls with a huge straight six off spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. He hit five sixes in his entertaining innings which ended with a mistimed pull off fellow Australian and recently retired Shane Watson.
Earlier, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers toyed with the Sunrisers Hyderabad attack to fire Royal Challengers Bangalore to 227/4 in the team's opening match of the Indian Premier League.

The two leading batsmen in world cricket tore apart the opposition attack with a 157-run stand off 87 balls after the early fall of opener Chris Gayle. Kohli (75 off 51) carried on from where he left off in the World T20 as de Villiers (82 off 42) did his demolition act from the other end.
Both of them batting together was a sheer treat for a noisy crowd gathered at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

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