Match Day

1249dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

RCB surge to second after another Kohli ton

Virat Kohli's fourth century of the season and Chris Gayle's 73 powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to the second place after their 82-run win via D/L method against Kings XI Punjab

1248dESPNcricinfo staff

Virat Kohli powers Bangalore to emphatic win

Virat Kohli's dream-run in the Indian Twenty20 competition continued as he smashed his fourth ton of the season that helped Bangalore thrash a hapless Punjab by 82 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Preview

1250dThe Preview by Sirish Raghavan

RCB look to ride on batting might

As they enter the crunch phase of the league stage, Royal Challengers Bangalore's fortunes seem to hinge on batting might alone

Kohli and records

4000+

Runs for Kohli in IPL career - first batsman to get there. He was the 4th highest run-getter in IPL before the start of this season.

Season of 100s

7

No. of centuries scored in this IPL - most in a single season. There were 6 100s in 2008, 2011 and 2012. There were 7 100s in 2014 and 2015 seasons combined.

Rapid partnership

13.36

Run rate of the 147-run stand between Gayle-Kohli - 2nd-highest for a century stand for 1st wicket in IPL. This was the 50th century stand for 1st wicket in IPL.

Both openers firing

4

No. of times in last 6 matches RCB had opening stands of 50 or more runs, including today. They didn't have any such stand in first 7 matches.

Toss matters?

0-4

Win-loss record for KXIP when they won the toss in this IPL, before this game. They are the only team not to win any match after winning the toss.