IPL 2023: Virat Kohli’s brilliant century, RCB beat Sunrisers in a one-sided match
Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 186 for five against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League on Thursday with Heinrich Klaasen’s flamboyant century.
In a thrilling match of IPL 2023, Sunrisers Hyderabad were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets. Chasing the target of 187 runs, the Bengaluru team easily achieved this target thanks to the strong batting of Virat Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis. With this win, RCB has further strengthened their play-off hopes. Along with this, his run rate has also increased. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis shared a 172-run partnership for the first wicket. Virat Kohli scored another brilliant century in IPL. Virat Kohli scored 100 runs in 63 balls with the help of 12 fours and 4 sixes. Virat Kohli is dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. At the same time, captain Faf du Plessis played an inning of 71 runs in 47 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Natarajan got one wicket from Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 186 for five against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League on Thursday with Heinrich Klaasen’s blazing century. Apart from scoring 104 runs in 51 balls with six sixes and eight fours, Klaasen also shared a 76-run partnership with captain Aiden Markram (18) for the third wicket while Harry Brook (27 not out) shared a 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket. . Klaasen’s dominance in the Sunrisers innings can be gauged from the fact that while he scored 104 runs in 51 balls, the rest of the team’s batsmen could only add 82 runs in 69 balls. Michael Bracewell was the most successful bowler for RCB, taking two wickets for 13 runs. Mohammad Siraj bowled very economically and took one wicket for 17 runs in four overs. Karn Sharma looted 45 runs in three overs. RCB captain Faf Duplesey won the toss and elected to bowl after Bracewell dismissed both openers Abhishek Sharma (11) and Rahul Tripathi (15) in the fifth over.
Abhishek caught Mahipal Lomror at cover point off a loose ball from Bracewell, while a ball later, Tripathi was caught by Harshal Patel at short fine leg, leaving the team at 28 for two. The in-form Klaasen welcomed Shahbaz Ahmed with three fours to take the side to 49 for two in the powerplay. Klaasen continued the sharp tirade. He welcomed Karn Sharma with a six after hitting Bracewell and Harshal Patel for fours. He completed his half-century in just 24 balls with a six and a single off Karna in the next over. Sunrisers’ century was completed in the 12th over but Shahbaz bowled Markram (18) in the next over. Klaasen hit Karn for 21 runs in the 15th over with two sixes and a four, while Shahbaz scored 19 runs in the 17th over with two consecutive sixes. Brook also hit a four in this over of Shahbaz. Klaasen completed his 49-ball century in the next over with a six off Harshal. Harshal, however, bowled Klaasen on Yorker in the same over. In the last over, Siraj sent Glenn Phillips (05) to the pavilion for just four runs.
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