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IPL-2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad with help of Virat Kholi ton

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In IPL Cricket, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in Hyderabad last night.

Chasing a target of 187 runs set by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 187 for the loss of 2 in 19.2 overs, courtesy of a knock of 100 runs off 63 balls by Virat Kohli.

Earlier, put into bat, Hyderabad scored 186 runs for the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

RCB’s playoff hopes remained intact as their openers blazed past the target of 187 set by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Thursday (May 18).

The Bangalore franchise won the toss and asked SRH to bat first, and the hosts responded duly with a competitive total of 186-5, riding on the explosive hundred by Heinrich Klaasen, by far their best batsman of the season.

However, an inspired performance by the RCB openers left the SRH bowling unit clueless as they coasted home by eight wickets.

Over the course of the tournament, many batting teams have gotten off to a terrific start in the powerplay before squandering it in the middle overs. Today, however, a tight opening spell from Wayne Parnell and Mohammed Siraj had Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi in check.

However, as soon as they cut loose against Parnell with a 16-run over to get the run-rate from sub-3rpo to almost 7rpo, Michael Bracewell scalped them both in his very first over, rendering the powerplay a failure for the SRH innings.

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