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KKR vs RCB, IPL 2019: Statistical highlights – Virat Kohli sets Eden Gardens alight

Bangalore skipper Kohli showed patience at the start as he brought up his fifty in 40 deliveries but it took him only another 17 balls to reach his century. His previous four IPL hundreds all came in 2016.

cricket Updated: Apr 20, 2019 12:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
KKR vs RCB,IPL 2019,Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bangalore's cricketer Virat Kohli.(AFP)

Indian captain Virat Kohli stepped up his World Cup preparations with a brilliant century for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Friday.

Kohli smashed a 58-ball 100, his fifth in the IPL, to help Bangalore reach 213 for 4 from their 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.

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Bangalore skipper Kohli showed patience at the start as he brought up his fifty in 40 deliveries but it took him only another 17 balls to reach his century. His previous four IPL hundreds all came in 2016.

Let’s now take a look at some of the important numbers and milestones that were reached in this clash.

Virat Kohli became the the 8th cricketer and 2nd RCB players after Chris Gayle to score a century against KKR. This was also his third consecutive 50+ score against the two-time champions.

Moeen Ali and Virat Kohli put together a 90-run stand for the 3rd wicket, which is the second-highest third wicket partnership for RCB this season.

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav endured a dreadful match as he was the most expensive KKR bowler on the night. He conceded 59 runs off his 4 overs, out of which 45 runs were scored by Moeen Ali. His spell is also the second most expensive spell by a KKR bowler in the history of IPL.

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Andre Russell scored his 7th IPL fifty, out of which 3 have come in the ongoing season itself. This was his first fifty against RCB. 62 runs out of his 66-run innings were in boundaries.

((With agency inputs))

First Published: Apr 20, 2019 08:27 IST