On This Day: RCB’s Virat Kohli scored his then career-best within the Indian Premier League


Virat Kohli scored his then career-best: RCB’s newly-elected captain had scored his maiden T20 half-century as a captain vs SunRisers.

On today in 2013, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli had registered his the then career-best IPL rating within the ninth match of the sixth season of the cash-rich league towards SunRisers Hyderabad on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Having scored 24 (14) and 46 (44) in his first two matches as a full-time captain, Kohli up the ante in his third match on the again of his ninth IPL half-century.

Royal Challengers, who had misplaced their second match of IPL 2013 to SunRisers in an excellent over, thrived of their residence fixture which was performed with a one-day hole in between.

Coming in to bat at No. Three within the sixth over in a 162-run chase, Kohli actually dominated the chase in a 66-run match-winning partnership alongside all-rounder Moises Henriques (7*).

On the fourth supply of the ninth over, Kohli hit his first boundary within the type of a six off Hyderabad all-rounder Thisara Perera. Having regularly hit boundaries within the following three overs, Kohli witnessed the autumn of batsman AB de Villiers (14) within the 12th over.

Kohli, who accomplished his half-century by operating a few runs off SRH spearhead Dale Steyn within the 15th over, was unstoppable as he sealed the chase within the 18th over.

Each groups have been within the contest when Bangalore wanted 45 runs off 5 overs. Nevertheless, Kohli accrued 21 runs off SRH spinner Amit Mishra’s over to deliver down the run price to six runs per over.

In Perera’s subsequent over, Kohli hit three boundaries to additional scale back the deficit and go previous his earlier career-best IPL rating of 73. Kohli, then 24, ended up scoring 93* (47) with the assistance of 11 fours and 4 sixes.

Earlier, Hyderabad scored 161/6 in 20 overs primarily as a consequence of an 80-run fourth-wicket partnership between Cameron White (52) and Perera (40) after their captain Kumar Sangakkara who gained the toss and opted to bat. With bowling figures of 4-0-27-3, Rudra Pratap Singh was the choose of the bowlers for RCB.

Virat Kohli scored his then career-best within the Indian Premier League

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