The interesting episode of the game, the turning point, arrived in the 15th over of Royal Challengers Bangalore's innings.
Kolkata's innings, in contrast, got off to a flyer as Sunil Narine, the West Indies worldwide, smashed a 17-ball fifty. Narine smacked 50 off 19 balls, setting up a fairly comfortable four-wicket win for Kolkata, who chased down Bangalore's 176 for 7 in 18.5 overs.
But De Villiers ensured that the run-rate does not slide further as he lifted the atmosphere with his two stunning sixes off Kuldeep's successive deliveries.
Lynn has been in fantastic form in the KKR practice matches, and he should feast on a weak RCB pace attack.
There were times when batsmen around the world were wondering how to pick Sunil Narine the bowler.
Writing in his column for Times of India, De Villiers said the ongoing season of the cash-rich league was his eighth with RCB. They had a partnership of 38 runs in 26 balls. The list is topped by West Indian Chris Gayle-265 sixes.Earlier, during the first match of the day between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils, the former scripted a comfortable 6-wicket win in Mohali.
Kohli occupied the crease for over 12 overs but only made 31 at less than a run-a-ball as Bangalore's innings fell flat after De Villiers' dismissal.
KKR vs RCB Final Scorecard. But just when the visitors were looking steady with McCullum looking in fine touch and Kohli at ease playing second fiddle, Sunil Narine (1/30) got rid of the risky Kiwi with a shortish offbreak that dislodged the stumps.
After McCullum's dismissal, AB de Villiers took the centerstage and played some breathtaking shots. The Vidarbha pacer scalped Robin Uthappa in his next over to reduce KKR to 83/3 in the seventh over. All the home matches will be played here.