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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  SRH vs RCB 2024: Virat Kohli slams 3rd half-century in IPL 2024, completes 400 runs this season
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SRH vs RCB 2024: Virat Kohli slams 3rd half-century in IPL 2024, completes 400 runs this season

SRH vs RCB 2024: Virat Kohli slammed half-century in 37 balls in Thursday's match.

IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangaluru batter Virat Kohli plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangaluru, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (PTI)Premium
IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bangaluru batter Virat Kohli plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangaluru, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (PTI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli set a new record, striking third half-century during the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). He has now completed 400 runs this IPL season.

The former India skipper also completed 4,000 runs as an opener in the world's richest T20 tournament. Kohli averages 61.43 after nine matches of the IPL 2024. With the highest score of 113*, Kohli has amassed 430 runs in nine games this season.

But in no time, a slower bouncer from Jaydev Unadkat got Kohli at 51. Kohli went for the pull shot but hit straight to deep square leg. The star batter departed after scoring 51 runs off 43 deliveries.

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Virat Kohli slammed half-century in 37 balls in Thursday's match. He held one end tight after Rajat Patidar left after scoring 50 runs off 20 balls.

Despite the setbacks, Virat Kohli's resilient fifty and Rajat Patidar's hard-hitting 50 off 20 powered RCB to 206/7 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match on Thursday.

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Opted to bat first, star batter Virat Kohli and skipper Faf du Plessis made sure to give RCB a strong start with the bat as the opening pair hammered SRH bowlers all around the ground.

Captain Pat Cummins then brought T Natarajan into the attack and the bowler gave his team a much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed the RCB skipper, Faf du Plessis. A slower bouncer by Natarajan got the better of du Plessis.

Mayank Markande was brought into the attack by Cummins, which proved fruitful as he bagged the wicket of Will Jacks, who was never looking stable at the crease.

Rajat Patidar with his sensational onslaught over Mayank Markande's third over of the night as he hammered the bowler for 27 runs. The star batter Patidar also brought up his 50-partnership with Kohli while also smashing fifty in 19 balls.

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Jaydev Unadkat got the big wicket for SRH, as he dismissed the in-form Patidar on the very next ball after completing his fifty.

Kohli slammed a resilient fifty within 37 balls however the former RCB skipper was dismissed by Unadkat with a power-less shot after scoring 51 runs in 43 deliveries. Unadkat bagged his third wicket of the night in his 100th IPL match, as he dismissed Mahipal Lomror.

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After losing wickets at regular intervals, RCB was successful in scoring 206/7 in 20 overs.

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Published: 25 Apr 2024, 08:39 PM IST
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