Virat Kohli’s Ton Helps RCB Beat SRH by 8 Wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets, thanks to Virat Kohli’s century off 63 deliveries.



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Kohli, who was named the game’s most valuable player, stated that it was a special century given the tournament and the score they were chasing on a difficult pitch. Kohli, who shared an opening stand of 172 runs with Faf du Plessis, stated that he did not anticipate such a strong start.

“Taking into account our position in the standings and the magnitude of the game, it was quite remarkable. I thought Hyderabad’s score was quite impressive. The ball was also sticky between innings.

We desired a solid start but did not anticipate being 172 without loss. However, that is how well Faf and I have performed this season. “He is on a completely different level,” Kohli said to STAR Sports after the game.

Virat Kohli has scored 538 runs thus far in the 2023 IPL, including six half-centuries and a century that will be remembered for numerous reasons. After beginning the season with a bang against Mumbai Indians, questions were raised about Kohli’s strike rate and motivation.

On Thursday, he answered all of these questions with a brilliant innings and was in attack mode from the first over, when he hit Bhuvneshwar Kumar for two consecutive fours off the first two balls.

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Kohli is also the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 7162 runs and is one of only three batsmen to have scored over 50 half-centuries. In a record-setting 2016 season, Kohli scored 973 runs, including four centuries and seven fifties.

In 2018, he scored 530 runs in 14 matches, and in 2019, he scored his fifth IPL century. However, Kohli’s IPL form declined over the next three years, culminating in one of his worst seasons in 2022 when he scored 341 runs in 16 matches, including just two fifties.

Kohli’s return to form is a huge boost for the RCB, who are currently in fourth place in the standings and seeking to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. With Kohli in excellent form, RCB will be difficult to defeat in the knockout stages.

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