SRH vs RCB: Kohli wins Bengaluru with a century.

SRH vs RCB: Kohli wins Bengaluru with a century.
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Star cricketer Virat Kohli (100: 12×4, 4×6) in 63 balls led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a must-win match to stay in the playoffs race of the IPL 2023 season. Chasing a target of 187 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Uppal venue on Thursday night, Bengaluru team won by 8 wickets with 4 balls to spare as Virat Kohli and Duplessis (71: 7×4, 2×6 off 47 balls) exploded. This is the seventh win for the Bengaluru team who played the 13th match of the season. RCB has reached the fourth position in the points table. On the other hand, this is the 9th defeat for Hyderabad, who played the 13th match.

Chasing the target of 187 runs, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team played aggressively from the first over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bowled the first over of Virat Kohli, showed his intention by moving the first two balls to the boundary. Even after that, Kohli did not reduce his aggression at any stage. Abhishek Sharma, Natarajan and Karthik Tyagi hit boundaries. He also hit sixes to Nitin Reddy and Mayank Dagar. On the other hand, Duplessis provided support to Kohli in the first three overs. In the fourth over, Karthik Tyagi changed gears with a hat-trick of fours. From there, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers took the lead as both of them competed and hit. Kohli, who scored 100 runs in 62 balls, made a partnership of 172 runs with Duplessis in 17.5 overs for the first wicket. After that both were dismissed within 5 runs but Glenn Maxwell (5 not out) and Braswell (4 not out) completed the victory with 187/2 in 19.2 overs. Hyderabad bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Natarajan took a wicket each.

Earlier in the match, Heinrich Klaasen scored a century for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team who lost the toss and batted first. Klaasen scored 104 runs in just 51 balls, hitting 8 fours and 6 sixes. Sunrisers Hyderabad team scored 186 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Among the bowlers of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Braswell took two wickets, Mohammad Siraj, Shabaz Ahmed and Harshal Patel each took a wicket. Abhishek Sharma (11), Rahul Tripathi (15) and captain Markram (18) failed in the Hyderabad team. Clausen provided a better score with Harry Brook (27 not out: 2×4, 1×6 in 19 balls).

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