IPL 2024 : Virat Kohli, Will Jacks Power RCB to Win over GT

Virat Kohli and Will Jacks secured a convincing nine-wicket victory for Royal Challengers Bengaluru over Gujarat Titans in an IPL match in Ahmedabad. Kohli scored an unbeaten 70 off 44 balls. But Jacks was explosive today with his innings of 100 not out from just 41 deliveries. RCB chase down 201 runs with 4 overs remaining.

GT Batted first. Wriddhiman Saha (5 off 4) was dismissed early. Skipper Shubman Gill (16) was undone by the brilliant catch of Cameron Green. Shahrukh teamed up with Sudharsan to give Gujarat Titans a much needed push. The duo shared an 86-run stand off 45 balls. Shahrukh Khan scored 58 off 30 balls. Miller (26 not out off 19 balls) joined Sudharsan (84 not out off 49 balls) in the middle and shared an unbeaten 69 run stand off 36 balls to push GT to 200 for 3 in 20 overs.

Chasing 200, RCB were never really under any sort of pressure. Faf du Plessis gave them a quick start with 24 off 12 balls. Then Virat Kohli take the responsibility to keep the score going. Will Jakes was not looking comfortable initially against the spin. He scored run-a-ball 16 off 16 at the starting of his innings. But he went berserk against Mohit Sharma in the 15th over. Jacks reached from 50 to 100 off just 10 balls – the fewest by anyone from 50 to 100 in IPL. Jacks scored 83 runs off his last 24 balls. He remained unbeaten with 100 off 41 balls. Kohli scored 70 not out off 44 balls. RCB reached the target with 4 overs to spare.

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