Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, 70th Match - Live Wicket-to-wicket update
The final game of the league stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is here and it is Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hosting Gujarat Titans (GT).
The equation is simple, RCB will have to win this game to stand a chance to make it to the playoffs. However, the weather in Garden City will be to keep in mind.
As for Gujarat, they are the first team to book the spot in the playoffs and this would be a warm-up game for them.
Shubman Gill Brings up the century in style and GT win by 6 wickets!
With this RCB have been knocked out! Mumbai Indians are through to the playoffs!
The Chinnaswamy Stadium is quite while the GT players and staff celebrate.
SIX, hundred for Shubman Gill!
He took his side to victory.
Miller sent the ball into the hands of the man in the deep.
Miller throws his bat at it and hits it straight down deep cover's throat.
Miller c (sub)Prabhudessai b Siraj 6(7) [4s-1]
The move to promote Shanaka does not work as he came and walked back.
Shanaka swung wildly across the line but he did not get the distance and the ball lands in Prabhudessai's hands.
Shanaka c (sub)Prabhudessai b Harshal Patel 0(3)
The 123-run stand has been broken!
He smashes the ball but does not get the necessary elevation.
Kohli runs in from deep mid-wicket and gets low to gobble it up.
Shankar c Kohli b Vijaykumar Vyshak 53(35) [4s-7 6s-2]
With a 106m monstrous six, Vijay Shankar brings up his fifty in style!
Fifth fifty for Shubman Gill this season!
RCB will need to get his wicket if they want to win.
One handed stunner from Parnell and the crowd is screaming!!
Saha thumps the drive over the infield and he seemed to have timed it well.
BUT, Parnell, at cover, leaps up to his fullest and plucks the ball out of thin air.
Saha c Parnell b Siraj 12(14) [4s-2]
The Gujarat Titans players go to congratulate Kohli for his 100.
After a good start, RCB lost their way with three quick wickets. However, Kohli staged a recovery along with Bracewell and then with Anuj Rawat at the end.
Now with 197 on the board, RCB bowlers will need to take the wickets to win the game and enter the Playoffs.
Consecutive 100s from Kohli.
The crowd and Anushka Sharma are thrilled.
Most hundreds in the IPL
7 - Virat Kohli
6 - Chris Gayle
5 - Jos Buttler
Batsmen with back-to-back IPL hundreds
2 - Shikhar Dhawan (DC, 2020)
2 - Jos Buttler (RR, 2022)
2 - Virat Kohli (RCB, 2023)
Karthik goes for a golden duck!
This year has not just been the best for DK. He gets inside the line to pull and gloves it to Saha.
Faf is shell-shocked just as are the crowd.
Karthik c Saha b Yash Dayal 0(1)
It was on the pads and he skied the flick. Shami calls for it and takes it.
M Bracewell c and b Shami 26(16) [4s-5]
50 for Kohli.
Just a thumbs up from Kohli to all the applause.
he knows he has a huge responsibility on his shoulders.
RCB are surely feeling the pressure!
Superb stumping by Saha and another RCB batter bites the dust.
Lomror st Saha b Noor Ahmad 1(3)
GT are smiles while the crowd is silenced!
Maxwell went on the back foot to work across the line, misses and the ball strikes timber.
Maxwell b Rashid Khan 11(5) [4s-1 6s-1]
Lucky wicket but GT is happy!
Faf du Plessis makes room to loft inside-out over extra-cover but the outside-edge flicks Saha's right pad and lobs straight to slip.
Faf checked with the ump before walking off.
du Plessis c Rahul Tewatia b Noor Ahmad 28(19) [4s-5]
Gujarat Titans have won the toss and have opted to field
GT are going with the same team, for RCB, Karn Sharma misses out and Himanshu Sharma replaces him.
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Hardik Pandya(c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik(w), Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak
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