Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli surpassed Luke Wright to grow to be the batter with joint-third-highest centuries in T20 cricket. Virat achieved this feat in opposition to Gujarat Titans (GT) of their Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Within the match, Virat scored 101* in simply 61 balls. His knock consisted of 13 fours and a six. In 14 matches of IPL 2023, he has scored 639 runs at a median of 53.25 and a strike price above 139. He has scored two centuries and 6 fifties this season, with greatest rating of 101*. He’s the third-highest run-scorer within the league to date.
Virat has scored eight centuries in T20 cricket, which incorporates one worldwide century for India and 7 centuries for RCB. He has scored 11,965 runs in his T20 profession which is 374 matches robust to date.
Probably the most T20 centuries are scored by Chris Gayle. The West Indies batting legend has 22 centuries within the brief format. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has 9 centuries in T20 cricket.
Australia’s Michael Klinger, Aaron Finch and David Warner have eight centuries every in T20 cricket.
Put to bat first by GT, RCB posted a complete of 197/5 of their 20 overs. Opening the batting, Virat Kohli had a 67-run opening stand with skipper Faf Du Plessis (28 in 19 balls). Helpful cameos got here from Michael Bracewell (26 in 16 balls) and Anuj Rawat (23* in 15 balls) as nicely. However it was Virat who stood tall along with his second straight century of the season, his seventh general. He scored 101* in simply 61 balls, consisting of 13 fours and a six.
Noor Ahmed (2/39) in his 4 overs was the decide of the bowlers for GT. Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami and Yash Dayal took a wicket every.
Within the chase of 198, GT misplaced Wriddhiman Saha early, however a 123-run stand for the second wicket between Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar (53 in 35 balls, seven fours and two sixes) introduced again them into the sport. RCB tried to make a comeback with some wickets in the direction of the top, however Gill’s hit the match-winning runs to deliver up his second successive IPL ton as nicely. He scored 104* in simply 52 balls with 5 fours and eight sixes. GT chased down the goal with 5 balls to go.
RCB finish their marketing campaign in sixth place with seven wins, seven losses and a complete of 14 factors. GT will likely be enjoying CSK within the first qualifier on Tuesday.
Gill clinched the ‘Participant of the Match’ for his knock.
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