New Delhi, Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Gujarat Titans by eight wickets in the match played on Thursday in the 17th season of IPL T20 cricket tournament. With this, the team from Bangalore has come fourth in the points table in IPL-206 and their hopes of reaching the playoffs have remained alive.
The Gujarat Titans batted first and scored 15 for five in 20 overs with the help of unbeaten innings of skipper Hardik Pandya. In reply, Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 3-run innings and skipper Faf Duplessis and Glenn Maxwell’s tumultuous batting helped Bangalore win the match by 180 runs for the loss of two wickets in 18.4 overs.
Gujarat team has already reached the playoffs so it did not affect the result of this match. Gujarat team is at the top with 20 points in 17 matches. While Bangalore team has reached the fourth position with 14 points in 17 matches.
The 12-run target was made easier by Virat Kohli, skipper Faf Duplessis and Glenn Maxwell’s Jade. The opening jade of Kohli and Duplessis started in a tumultuous manner from the start.
The JD had a partnership of 114 runs in 18.3 overs. Virat Kohli, who has been the victim of criticism for a long time due to his poor form, got back into the rhythm after a long absence. He batted in his leading style and also made his fans happy.
He was not out until the end. He played an unbeaten innings of 9 off 8 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes. Faf Duplessis backed Kohli and batted aggressively. He played a 6-run innings with five fours in 4 balls.
However, Glenn Maxwell’s batting was more impressive. He made the victory of Bangalore much easier. He hit an unbeaten 50 off 12 balls. Which included five fours and two sixes. While Dinesh Karthik was not out for two runs.
For the Gujarat Titans, both wicket spinner Rashid Khan was quick. Gujarat Titans, the first team to qualify for the IPL-202 playoffs, won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangalore in their final league match. In which skipper Hardik Pandya scored an aggressive half century.SS1MS