Indian Premier League, RCB vs CSK: Virat Kohli Becomes 5th Player In Indian Premier League, 3rd Indian To Achieve This Feat | Cricket News
IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK: Virat Kohli scored his 39th IPL half-century.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli became the fifth player in Indian Premier League (IPL) history to smash 200 sixes, on Sunday during the league match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Kohli is further only the third Indian to achieve this distinction. The 31-year-old reached the milestone in the 17th over of the first innings, after RCB won the toss and opted to bat. Kohli smashed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja into the sightscreen after coming down the track, making sure he had enough room to generate proper contact.
RCB have posted a total of 145 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Kohli finished as their highest run-scorer, accumulating 50 runs off 43 deliveries in an innings comprising of a boundary and a six. South African cricketer AB de Villiers was the other major contributor with the bat, scoring 39 runs in 36 balls with four boundaries to his credit.
English all-rounder Sam Curran was the most successful bowler for CSK, picking up three wickets. Curran accounted for the dismissals of Aaron Finch, Kohli and Moeen Ali. Pacer Deepak Chahar provided quality support, picking the two vital wickets of de Villiers and Chris Morris.
The two sides are battling it out in the second Southern derby of the ongoing season, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RCB emerged victorious in the first match between the two sides in IPL 2020, courtesy an unbeaten 90 from Kohli who smashed the ball to all corners of the ground ruthlessly.
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