In a do-or-die match, Royal Challengers Bangalore beats the Gujarat Titans and jumps to fourth place with 14 points. Former RCB captain Virat Kohli played a brilliant inning in this crucial match and led RCB to a win against GT.
Virat Kohli hammered a 73 off 54 balls as RCB chased down a tough 169-run goal set by Gujarat Titans (GT) in 18.4 overs to keep themselves in contention for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 play-offs. Kohli put up a 115-run partnership with Faf du Plessis for the first wicket before being dismissed by Rashid Khan on 44.
Earlier, Hardik Pandya led from the front with an unbeaten 62 (47) as GT racked up 168/5 after deciding to bat first. Rashid contributed a 6-ball 19, while David Miller scored 34 (25). Josh Hazlewood picked two wickets from the RCB camp, while Wanindu Hasaranga and Maxwell took a wicket each.
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However, they are still on the line to qualify for the playoffs. Their playoff chances depend on today's match between the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. After RCB's win, Delhi Capitals were in fifth place. If they win today against the Mumbai Indians, they will advance to the playoffs, and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eliminated from the league.