IPL 2020: Virat Kohli sets record as Royal Challengers Bangalore overcome Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs
Kohli completed 6,000 runs for his team -- in the IPL and the now defunct Champions League T20 (CLT20) -- and also scored the highest score by a captain against the Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday coasted to a 37-run win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Dubai International Stadium. Chasing a target of 170, CSK were restricted to 132/8, thus suffering their heaviest ever defeat against RCB.
CSK hardly ever got going in their innings with the in-form Faf du Plessis (8) falling to Washington Sundar in the fourth over. His opening partner Shane Watson (14) departed in the sixth over after which Ambati Rayudu (42) and Narayan Jagadeesan (33) looked to provide some stability to the CSK innings.
The pair put up 64 for the third wicket off 52 balls, but their stand ended with a meek run out. Jagadeesan set out for a quick single but seemed to have given up before he reached the crease as Chris Morris managed a direct hit.
It was all downhill for CSK from there, as they lost five wickets in the next four overs.
Earlier, RCB captain Virat Kohli's unbeaten 90 pushed his team to 169/4. He was involved in two half-century stands, first with Devdutt Padikkal (33) for the second wicket which was worth 53 runs, and then an unbeaten stand of 76 with Shivam Dube (22*) for the fifth wicket.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain on Saturday completed 6,000 runs for his team -- in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the now defunct Champions League T20 (CLT20) -- and also scored the highest score by a captain against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 13 IPL seasons, as he scored an unbeaten 90 here.
When Kohli took a single off left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja to reach 31 in the 14th over, he completed an aggregate of 6,000 runs, scored in the IPL and the CLT20, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. He 90 not out came off 52 balls. It contained 28 singles, 11 twos, four boundaries, and four sixes.
The India captain played only five dot balls. "Did not play a single dot in the last 25 balls," tweeted statistician Rajneesh Gupta. His other tweet read: "The highest score by a captain against #CSK in #IPL."
Brief scores: RCB 169/4 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 90 not out, Devdutt Padikkal 33; Shardul Thakur 2/40) vs CSK 132/8 in 20 overs (Ambati Rayudu 42, Jagadeesan 33; Chris Morris 3/19).
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