Kohli Keeps Bangalore's Play-off Hopes Alive With Thrilling Finish Against Hyderabad
Virat Kohli played a captain's knock as his superb little innings enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore to eke out a thrilling six wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad keeping themselves in the race for the play-offs in the IPL.
In a rain-curtailed match, RCB were required to score 81 from six overs after Sunrisers scored a competitive 135 for three riding on half-centuries from Moises Henriques and David Warner.
After Chris Gayle's initial blast of 35 from 10 balls, it was Kohli, whose unbeaten 44 off 19 balls got them past finishing line as he hit a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to spark off wild celebrations in the RCB dug-out.
RCB are now at second position with 15 points from 13 games while SRH are at fourth place with 14 from 13 games.