Royal Challengers Bangalore returned empty handed after yet another IPL campaign, unable to seize the final playoff berth on offer as they succumbed to a six-wicket defeat versus table-toppers Gujarat Titans. Virat Kohli hit 13 boundaries en route a record seventh century in the history of the league on Sunday but Shubman Gill stole the show with his own hundred as the defending champions overhauled 197.
Alike Kohli, Shubman Gill scored a second consecutive hundred in Indian Premier League 2023, against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. Gujarat made a sedate start to their chase, but Gill and Vijay Shankar added 123 game-changing runs to wrest back control. Shankar was dismissed on 53 by Vijaykumar Vyshak, but Gill continued the good work to lead his franchise to their 10th win of the season.
He reached the milestone with 5 fours and 8 sixes – Kohli hit a solo six in comparison – as the defending champions eliminated Royal Challengers Bangalore from the competition with Mumbai Indians sealing the last play off spot.
Mumbai Indians will meet Lucknow Super Giants in Wednesday’s eliminator, while Gujarat will take on the Chennai Super Kings in Tuesday’s playoff match.
SIX & OUT!
Vijay Shankar departs for 53 as @imVkohli takes a fine catch in the outfield!#GT need 48 off 29 now.
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