Kohli hits 73 as RCB beat Titans to stay alive

SUMMARY: Gujarat Titans 168-5 from 20 overs (Hardik Pandya 62, David Miller 34, Wriddhiman Saha 31; Josh Hazlewood 2-39) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 170-2 from 18.4 overs (Virat Kohli 73, Faf du Plessis 44, Glenn Maxwell 40*; Rashid Khan 2-32)


Virat Kohli found form to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to an eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans on Thursday to stay alive in the Indian Premier League. Click to view full scoreboard

RCB got to a target of 169 with eight balls remaining to record their eighth victory in 14 games.

With 16 points, RCB are now in fourth spot and they now await the outcome of the Mumbai Indians/Delhi Capitals game to know their playoff fate. Click to view full points table

Kohli struck 73 off 44 balls (8x4s, 2x6s) to lead the victory charge, adding 115 in 14.3 overs for the first wicket with skipper Faf du Plessis, who made 44 off 38 (5x4s).

After both were dismissed by Rashid Khan (2-32), Glenn Maxwell cracked 40* off 18 (5x4s, 2x6s) to complete the win.

Earlier, Hardik Pandya struck 62 off 47 (4x4s, 3x6s), his fourth fifty of the season, as Gujarat Titans made 168-5. David Miller made 34 off 25 (3x6s), Wriddhiman Saha 31 off 22 (4x4s, 1×6) and Rashid 19* off 6 (1×4, 2x6s).

Josh Hazlewood picked up 2-39.

IPL action continues on Friday with Rajasthan Royals playing Chennai Super Kings from 10:00h.

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