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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli becomes top scorer in Indian Premier League

Virat Kohli scored his 35th IPL century against Kolkata Knight Riders in Bengaluru on Friday.

cricket Updated: Apr 06, 2019 08:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of Virat Kohli.
File image of Virat Kohli.(AP)

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has finally come to the party in IPL 2019. The world’s best batsman at the moment became the highest scorer in the Indian Premier League during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Bengaluru on Friday, going past Suresh Raina. Kohli, now has 5110 runs to his name, while Raina has scored 5086 runs in the cash-rich league.

Kohli, who scored 84 runs off 49 balls, brought up his first half-century of this season. This is his 35th fifty in the Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli scored his half-century in 31 balls.

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Prior to this innings, Kohli recorded scores of 6, 46, 3, 23 in this season’s IPL. During the course of the innings, Kohli became the second Indian to complete 8000 T20 runs after Suresh Raina. Chris Gayle has scored the most number of runs in T20s. The West Indian has notched 12,457 runs in 374 matches. Brendon McCullum is second on the list with 9,922 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and opted to bowl in their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

RCB made two changes from their last match playing eleven with Tim Southee and Pawan Negi coming in for Shimron Hetmyer and Umesh Yadav. KKR made one change with Sunil Narine replacing Nikhil Naik.

(With inputs from agencies)

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