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IPL 2016, GL v RCB: Virat Kohli’s maiden T20 ton in vain as GL beat RCB by six wickets

Virat Kohli hit his first IPL as well T20 century but Gujarat Lions chased down the target with three balls to spare.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 24, 2016 9:21:22 pm
Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his first T20 hundred against Gujarat Lions.

Virat Kohli who is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League scored his maiden Twenty20 century against Gujarat Lions on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Kohli opened the innings with Shane Watson. Lions managed to get early break-throughs with dismissals of Watson and AB de Villiers.

Kohli and KL Rahul pair contributed a partnership of 121 runs in 12.1 overs for the fourth wicket. Kohli’s century came in 63 balls with the help of eleven fours and one six. KL Rahul also scored 51 runs of 35 balls. With his thunderous knock, Kohli regained the Orange Cap from Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner with the Indian Test skipper standing 73 runs ahead of Warner.

Inspite of Kohli’s ton Gujarat batsmen managed to chase RCB’s total with 6 wickets in hand. By defeating Bangalore, Gujarat Lions are now at the top of the table with four wins out of the five games they have played so far in the tournament. Kohli’s maiden T20 hundred went in vain as Brendon McCullum and Dinesh Kartik produced a clinical batting display.

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