Mumbai. Virat Kohli has given signs of returning to form. He scored a half-century against Gujarat Titans in a match of IPL 2022. This is only his second half-century of the season. In the match (RCB vs GT) Gujarat scored 168 runs for 5 wickets while playing first. Captain Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten half-century. In reply, RCB has scored 87 runs without a wicket in 10 overs till the time of writing the news. Kohli is playing 52 and Faf du Plessis is scoring 27 runs. This match is crucial for RCB to stay in the race for the playoffs. The Gujarat team has already made it to the knockout rounds.
Chasing the target, RCB got off to a good start. After the first 6 overs, the team’s score was 55 runs without a wicket. Kohli scored 34 runs out of this. He completed his half-century off 33 balls. Hit 7 fours and a six. That means 34 runs from the boundary. Now his eyes will be on the biggest score of the season. Earlier, he had scored the highest 58 runs against Gujarat Titans itself. RCB have won 7 out of 13 matches before this. In such a situation, it is necessary for him to win this match to reach 16 points.
Now look at Delhi
Even if the RCB team wins this match, it is not certain to reach the playoffs. His run rate is in minus. Delhi still has one match left and has 14 points. In such a situation, if she gets victory against Mumbai on 21 May, then she will be in the fight. But as soon as RCB wins, the teams of Punjab and Hyderabad will be out. That is, a total of 5 teams will be out of the playoff race.
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Talking about the history of IPL, both Virat Kohli and RCB have not won the title so far. He had also left the captaincy before the current season. Faf du Plessis has the command of the team.
Tags: Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya, IPL, IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 19, 2022, 22:27 IST