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Virat Kohli Scored the First Century of the IPL 2024 During RR vs RCB clash

Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s opening batter Virat Kohli scored the first century of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2024 season during the RR vs RCB clash in Jaipur. Notably, this will be the 8th IPL century for the Virat Kohli.

Before this century, Virat Kohli scored a couple of centuries in the 2023 season, one in 2019 and a whopping four centuries in the 2016 season.

Virat Kohli Scored the First Century of the IPL 2024

As per the IPL 2024 schedule, Rajasthan Royals were scheduled to face Royal Challengers Bengaluru on April 6 in Jaipur to play the 19th match of the season.

Rajasthan Royals holds the 2nd spot in the IPL 2024 Points Table with three victories in three games they played so far. While RCB holds the 8th spot in the same.

Speaking on the match, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first where Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis opened the inning. Despite the previous matches, the duo made an aggressive start and went on to surpass the 100-run mark.

Rajasthan Royals on the other hand struggled to make the breakthrough to restrict the run flow.

At the end of the 14th over, Chahal dismissed Faf du Plessis for 44 runs and broke the well-settled partnership. Notably, Kohli and du Plessis added more runs today (as a pair) than they collectively managed across the last four innings (124).

During the inning, Virat Kohli becomes the first batter to score 7500 runs in Indian Premier League history.

Following the RCB captain’s dismissal, Maxwell also lost his wicket to Nandre Burger after scoring just 1 run off 3 deliveries. On the other hand, Virat Kohli continued his aggression and scored his maiden century of the season in 67 deliveries and made an outstanding inning. His century includes 9 boundaries and 4 sixes.

At the end of 20 overs, RCB scored 183 runs for 3 wickets loss. Notably, Virat Kohli holds the IPL 2024 Orange Cap for scoring the most runs in the IPL 2024 season.

Virat Kohli in IPL 2024 so far: 

  • 21(20) vs Chennai Super Kings
  • 77(49) vs Punjab Kings
  • 83(59) vs Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 22(16) vs Lucknow Super Giants
  • 113(72)* vs Rajasthan Royals
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