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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli becomes second skipper after MS Dhoni to achieve this feat

Virat Kohli also became the second batsman to score 500-plus runs against SRH in IPL history after Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson who has scored 523 runs in 16 matches.

cricket Updated: May 05, 2019, 14:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the 2019 Indian Premier League.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the 2019 Indian Premier League.(AFP)

Virat Kohli added another accolade to his already illustrious career by becoming the second cricketer after MS Dhoni to score 4000 runs as skipper in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain achieved the impressive feat during his team’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.

Dhoni was the first skipper to claim the record and he has scored 4084 runs in the tournament history as a skipper.

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Kohli also became the second batsman to score 500-plus runs against SRH in IPL history after Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson who has scored 523 runs in 16 matches with three fifty-plus scores.

Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh Mann engineered an incredible turnaround that will linger long in IPL memory, powering Royal Challengers Bangalore to a four-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. This was the first time that RCB had a hundred-plus partnership since 2013 when Kohli and AB De Villiers were not involved.

Both Hetmyer and Gurkeerat hit blazing fifties as RCB recovered from a hopelessly placed 20 for three in the third over to reach the 176-run target with four balls to spare.The win meant RCB ended what has been a forgettable season on a positive note, while SRH’s hopes of securing a playoffs berth were kept on standby.

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Earlier, Kane Williamson dealt in fours and sixes as Sunrisers Hyderabad plundered 28 runs in the final over to reach a challenging 175 for seven. SRH were 147 for seven at the end of the 19th over but Williamson cut loose after that, smashing Umesh Yadav for two sixes and as many fours to finish the innings on a high.

(With agency inputs)

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