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Virat Kohli’s fifty powers Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli reached his fifty in 39 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2017 match

ipl 2017 Updated: May 15, 2017 01:05 IST
HT Correspondent
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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during the IPL 2017 match against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)

Virat Kohli scored his fourth half century of the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) to provide a good start to the Royal Challengers Bangalore innings against Delhi Daredevils on Sunday. (DD v RCB HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD)

The RCB captain reached his fifty in 39 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes. (IPL 2017 FULL COVERAGE)

The Indian cricket team skipper looked in superb form as he slammed Amit Mishra through deep mid-wicket for the first boundary of his innings. He looked quite comfortable against the DD bowlers, and in the next over, he connected brilliantly with a Corey Anderson delivery which flew over extra cover for a six.

Virat showed no signs of slowing down and Amit Mishra was his next victim as he pummeled the leg spinner for a six and a four in the 12th over. First, he played a lofted shot over the mid-wicket fielder for a six, and then, dispatched a short delivery for a boundary through the same region.

Chris Gayle (48 off 38 balls) took the anchor role in the partnership and that allowed Virat to play freely and his innings was instrumental in increasing his team’s run-rate after a slow start.

With 277 runs from 10 matches, it has been a forgettable season for Virat Kohli and this innings will surely give him a lot of confidence before he leaves for Champions Trophy 2017.

First Published: May 14, 2017 21:51 IST