Virat kept RCB in competition by playing his best innings of this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB’s star batsman Virat Kohli, battling poor form, made a comeback at the right time and led the team to victory by eight wickets with eight balls to spare in the crucial match against Gujarat Titans. With this win, RCB kept themselves in the race for the playoffs. RCB have their eighth win in 14 matches and are at the fourth position with 16 points.
After winning the toss Gujarat decided to bat first. The team scored 168 for five with captain Hardik Pandya‘s unbeaten half-century. Hardik scored 62 runs in 47 balls while scoring his fourth half-century. He hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. While chasing the target, RCB won by scoring 170 runs for 2-wickets in 18.4 overs.
Hero of victory: Virat’s bat roared fiercely
The hero of RCB’s victory was Virat Kohli. His bat was silent for the last few matches now he scored 74 runs in 54 balls. He hit 8-fours and 2-sixes during his innings. It is his overall second half-century of this season. Virat shared 115 runs in 14.3 overs for the first wicket with captain Faf du Plessis (44).
Maxwell’s fiery innings: Glenn Maxwell also played an unbeaten inning of 40 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Playing 18 balls, Maxwell hit 5-fours and 2-sixes.
Hardik’s innings did not work: Captain Hardik Pandya played an unbeaten 62 for Gujarat. Fourth time Hardik crossed fifty plus score in the season. But his inning was washed away. Josh Hazlewood took two wickets for RCB.
Today’s match: Need to win over Chennai
Rajasthan Royals, trying to win the second title, will go down to play their last league match against Chennai Super Kings on Friday. By winning this match, Rajasthan’s eyes are on making second place in the points table. Rajasthan has 16 points from 13-matches with 8-wins and is in third place.
First encounter this season: This season will be the first encounter with Chennai of Rajasthan. A total of 25 matches have been played between the two in IPL history, out of which Rajasthan has won 10 and lost 15.
Trying to bid farewell with a victory: The defending champions Chennai have lost the last two matches. It will attempt to bid farewell with a victory.
BCCI decided, that 2023 IPL matches will start after half an hour
There will be a change in the starting time of the matches of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. According to a report, the BCCI has informed all the potential broadcasters involved in the race for the broadcasting rights of IPL by writing a letter. Under this, the timing of IPL-2023 matches will be extended by half an hour.
It will be the new time: IPL 15 matches start from 3:30 in the afternoon while at 7:30 in the evening. At the same time, the upcoming season from 2023 will broadcast from 4:00 pm in the afternoon while the night matches will start from 8:00 pm.