"A lot of people think that my T20 cricket is declining. I don't feel like that at all," Kohli said afterwards. "I think I am playing my best T20 cricket again." That might be so, but for Kohli and Bangalore it was just the latest IPL failure.
It was the first game in the history of the IPL where centuries were scored from either side with Kohli’s sixth hundred in the world’s lucrative domestic cricket league overshadowing Klassen’s dominant performance.
Shubman Gill sizzled with an unbeaten 104 off 52 balls as while sharing a crucial 123-run partnership off 71 balls with Vijay Shankar to help Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in final league match of IPL 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.
Fifties from skipper Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell, followed by inspired bowling, led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crushing 112-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL on Sunday.
Sunil Narine put up a scintillating all-round performance as he scored a quick-fire 15-ball 25 after taking 4-21 to help KKR beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in their IPL eliminator match in Sharjah.
Shikhar Dhawan (54) and Ajinkya Rahane (60) smashed fifties as Delhi chased down the target of 153 runs with six balls to spare to avoid any unwanted jitters of depending on the result of other teams after restricting Bangalore to 152/7.
Both Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to avoid any unwanted jitters and qualify for the play-offs with an out-right victory in their crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday.
Du Plessis said he was "glad to accept" his new role at Bangalore, which have been tournament runners-up three times but have yet to win a championship.
Virat Kohli's miserable IPL continued on Saturday when he was dismissed for a second successive golden duck as his Royal Challengers Bangalore were skittled for just 68 by Sunrisers Hyderabad who strolled to a nine-wicket win.
After Jos Buttler's 68-ball hundred propelled them to 193/8 in 20 overs, Rajasthan struck hard in the final few overs as Mumbai could manage only 170/8. Fifties from Ishan Kishan and Tilak Varma were not sufficient to deny the 2008 IPL champions their second successive win of the season.