Thanks to Kohli, Bangalore beat Gujarat by 8 wickets, keep playoff hopes alive

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans: IPL 67th Royal Challengers Bangalore faced Gujarat Titans. In this match, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets.  After winning this match, RCB have kept alive their hopes of reaching the playoffs. After this win, they now have 16 points. In the end, Maxwell played an unbeaten innings of 40 runs in just 18 balls for Bangalore. During his innings, he hit 5 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from him, star batsman Virat Kohli has also indicated a return to form. In this match he  Played an innings of 73 runs in 53 balls. During his innings, he hit 8 fours and 2 sixes. Rashid Khan took 2 wickets for 32 runs for Gujarat. 

Kohli returned to form 

Chasing the score of 169 runs RCB got off to a great start while doing it. Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli added 115 runs in 14.3 overs for the first wicket. Rashid Khan broke this partnership which would have been dangerous. He dismissed Faf for 44 runs. Faf scored 44 off 38. During his innings, he hit 5 fours. After his dismissal, Virat Kohli took the lead. Kohli was seen in his touch today and he completed his half-century. He played an innings of 73 runs in 53 balls. During his innings, he hit 8 fours and 2 sixes. He was stumped in the process of putting a big shot on Rashid Khan. 

After his dismissal, Karthik and Maxwell carried the team’s score forward. During this, Maxwell was looking too aggressive. During this he scored 40 not out in just 18 balls.  During this innings, he hit 5 fours and 2 sixes. During this, Dinesh Karthik supported him. Karthik scored 2 runs in 2 balls. Bangalore needed 11 runs off 12 balls at one time. During this, Maxwell made the team win by hitting three fours in the 19th over. After this win, RCB’s hopes of reaching the playoffs are also alive. 

Hardik played a stormy innings 

Captain Hardik Pandya (62 not out) ) and Rashid Khan (19 not out) in the IPL 2022 match being played on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium, Gujarat Titans set a target of 169 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat took five wickets in 20 overs. He scored 168 runs for the loss. Captain Hardik and David Miller shared 61 runs in 47 balls for the team.

(Input: IANS)

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