Gujarat Titans knock RCB out of IPL 2023: Stats
Royal Challengers Bangalore have exited the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season, failing to reach the playoffs. RCB needed a win in their final league game after Mumbai Indians overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier on Sunday. However, Gujarat chased down RCB's 198-run target. Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar shone with the bat to help Gujarat win. Earlier, Virat Kohli smashed a record-breaking seventh IPL century.
How did the match pan out?
RCB openers Kohli and Faf du Plessis added 67 runs for the first wicket. Gujarat pulled the plug in the middle overs before Kohli's brilliance helped RCB reach 197/5. Kohli scored an unbeaten 101, registering a second successive century. In response, Gujarat lost Wriddhiman Saha early on before Gill and Shankar added 123 runs. RCB got two quick wickets but Gujarat prevailed.
Seventh IPL century for Kohli
Courtesy of a 61-ball 101*, Kohli has raced to 7,263 runs in 237 IPL appearances at an average of 37.25. Apart from slamming seven centuries, Kohli has also accumulated 50 fifties in the competition. Kohli has now become the highest Indian run-scorer in IPL 2023. He has amassed 639 runs this season in 14 matches at 53.25. This was his second century this season.
Joint second-most 600-plus runs in an IPL season
According to Cricbuzz, Kohli has completed the landmark of 600 runs for the third time. He has the joint second-most 600-plus runs in an IPL season alongside Warner and Gayle. Only KL Rahul is ahead of them, with four IPL seasons of 600-plus runs.
2,700 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium
Kohli relishes playing at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and his IPL stats at the venue is a testament to that fact. He has slammed 2,700 in the IPL here, the most by a batter in a single venue. Four of his centuries have come at this venue along with 20 fifties. AB de Villiers trails him in this regard, having scored 1,960 runs here.
Kohli achieves these stats
Kohli now has eight tons in the 20-over format, equaling Aaron Finch, David Warner, and Michael Klinger. Kohli has become the third player to slam successive IPL tons after Shikhar Dhawan in 2020 and Jos Buttler in 2022.
Kohli and Du Plessis shine once again
Kohli and Du Plessis shared 67 runs for the first wicket. The duo added its eighth fifty-plus stand in IPL 2023, setting a new record for most 50-plus stands in a single season. Kohli and Du Plessis surpassed 900-plus partnership runs this season. They have 939 runs at an average of 67.07. Kohli and Du Plessis have three century-plus stands.
1,000 IPL runs for Shankar
Shankar scored a 35-ball 53, slamming seven fours and two sixes. He struck at 151.43. Shankar has now surpassed the 1,000-run mark in IPL. He has raced to 1,018 runs at 26.79. He slammed his sixth IPL fifty.
Gill slams his 2nd IPL hundred, surpasses 2,500 runs
Gill (104*) has 680 runs in the IPL 2023 season and is the second-highest scorer after Faf du Plessis, who ended his campaign with 730 runs. Gill has two tons and four fifties this season at 56.66. Overall in the IPL, the promising opener has compiled 2,580 runs at 36.34. He has two tons and 18 fifties.
Youngest batter to score 25 fifty-plus scores in T20s
This was Gill's 25th fifty-plus score in the 20-over format as he became the youngest batter to reach this landmark in T20 cricket. Here are the youngest batters with 25 fifty-plus scores in T20 cricket: 23y 255d - Shubman Gill 24y 75d - Ahmed Shehzad 24y 135d - Babar Azam 24y 208d - Glenn Phillips 24y 272d - Ishan Kishan.
Gill hammers his fourth ton in the 20-over format
Gill has raced to 3,459 runs in the 20-over format at 36.79. He struck his fourth ton, he also has 21 fifties. Gill surpassed 100 sixes in the shortest format versus RCB (105). He also has 342 fours.Share this timeline