Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli added one other feather to his hat as he joined compatriot MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma in an elusive record en path to his thirty ninth half-century within the Indian Premier League, a milestone he achieved through the IPL 2020 sport in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in Dubai on Sunday.
Kohli, en path to his sluggish half-century knock of a slowish Dubai monitor, managed solely a solitary six and a boundary. And with the six, he grew to become the third Indian batsman after Dhoni (216) and Rohit (209) to amass 200 or extra sixes in IPL historical past. General, he stands fifth within the desk led by Chris Gayle (336) and AB de Villiers (231).
RCB had managed a good whole of 145 for six given the situations. Aaron Finch registered one other poor begin whereas Devdutt Padikkal gifted his wicket after a promising begin. Kohli and Ab de Villiers then mixed and dug deep to sew a gradual half-century partnership. Boundaries got here quite often, however the partnership was based mostly on singles and twos. It was throughout this stand when Kohli notched up his thirty ninth half-century, the joint-most by an Indian in IPL historical past, and second this season in opposition to CSK.
RCB, nevertheless, misplaced 4 wickets of their remaining three overs the place they added solely 20 extra runs to the scoreboard.
RCB, on 14 factors, will not be simply searching for their first IPL season double since 2010, but additionally go prime of the desk and subsequently, just about qualify for the playoffs.