Virat Kohli Roars Back, RCB Finishes On High

Virat Kohli Roars Back, RCB Finishes On High

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20 May 2022
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IPL 2022 RCB vs GT Highlights: After a disappointing campaign,Virat Kohli roared back to form when it mattered the most for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The former RCB captain smashed 73 off 54 balls as RCB chased down a stiff 169-run target set by Gujarat Titans (GT) in 18. 4 overs and kept themselves alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 play-offs race.

They are now placed fourth on the points table with 16 points. Kohli stitched a 115- run stand with Faf du Plessis for the opening wicket before the RCB captain was dismissed by Rashid Khan on 44(38). The spinner then went to inflict another blow in the form of Kohli before Maxwell wrapped up the proceedings with an unbeaten 40 off 18 balls.

After dropping his catch earlier in the game, Rashid Khan gets his man but it was too late! Kohli pre-meditates and dances down the track and Khan follows it with a quicker, short ball, googly as well. Virat Kohli swings wildly across but misses and Wade, the keeper collects and clips the bails off. End of a brilliant innings from Virat Kohli.

He reached the landmark off 33 balls, by smacking Rashid Khan over wide long-on for six. Kohli now has scored both his fifties against Gujarat. Kohli has now gone past 7,000 T20 runs for RCB. He was involved in a 115-run opening stand with RCB skipper Faf du Plessis, who fell for a 38-ball 44. Kohli eventually went for a 54-ball 73, having struck eight fours and two sixes.

Thanks to a sensational first wicket stand, RCB chased down the target of 169 and kept themselves in the hunt for the IPL 2022 playoffs Match 67 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium saw Virat Kohli ending his lean patch with a vintage knock of 73 off 54 balls to carry Royal Challengers Bangalore to fourth place in the points table by defeating Gujarat Titans by eight wickets, and keeping their playoffs hopes alive Virat Kohli hit 73 off 54 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday to stay in the race for the IPL 2022 playoffs. RCB won their 8th match of the season to finish the league stages with 16 points from 14 matches.

Earlier, Hardik Pandya won the toss, decided to bat and then top-scored for Gujarat Titans with an unbeaten 62 off 47 balls. GT, who were the first team to have qualified for the IPL 2022 playoffs, finished with 168 for 5 after important contributions from Wriddhiman Saha (31) and David Miller (35). Rashid Khan played a cameo with 19 not out off 6 balls to help GT finish strong.

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