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IPL 2023 | SRH vs RCB (won) | Highlights Match 65 (of 74) - Season 4

Match Highlights: Virat Kohli slams record-equaling 6th half-century Royal Challengers Bangalore de...

Match Highlights:

  • Virat Kohli slams record-equaling 6th half-century
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore defeats SunRisers Hyderabad by eight wickets

Ace batsman Virat Kohli slammed a record-equaling 6th half-century resulting in Royal Challengers Bangalore defeating SunRisers Hyderabad by eight wickets thereby hopping one step closer to the IPL playoffs race. Kohli slammed his century all in 63 spells; while the captain of RCB, Faf du Plessis hit 71 off 47 deliveries to complement Kohli.

Kohli and Faf collectively scored 172 runs for the first wickets as RCB slammed 187 runs with four balls remaining. In the first innings, Heinrich Klaasen of SRH made his maiden IPL century thereby upping the team score to a total of 186 at a cost of 5 wickets. Klaasen scored 104 in only 51 spellings, slamming eight fours and six sixes. Michael Bracewell struck the wickets twice in the fourth over of the innings to dismiss both Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Traiptahi.


Match: 65 of 74// Indian Premier League - 2023 // Season 4
Contenders:SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)vs.(RCB) Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date & Time: May 18, 2023 @ 7:30PM (IST)
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Player of the Match: Virat Kohli


SRH 186/5(20.0) RCB 187/2(19.2)
PowerplayOvers 1-6
SRH 49/2 8.1 rpo 8x4, 1x6 RCB 64/0 10.6 rpo 10x4, 1x6
Middle OversOvers 7-15
SRH 84/1 9.3 rpo 4x4, 4x6 RCB 86/0 9.5 rpo 8x4, 3x6
Death OversOvers 16-20
SRH 53/2 10.6 rpo 3x4, 3x6 RCB 37/2 8.8 rpo 2x4, 2x6


A challenging total chased with ease by the Royal Challengers! started well by picking 2 early wickets in the powerplay after asking SRH to bat first. But a partnership between Klaasen and Markram brought SRH back into the match. An outstanding Knock from Heinrich Klaasen helped SRH post a mammoth total of 186 on the board. The South African batter went on to hit his maiden IPL Ton off just 51 balls. Mohammad Siraj was the most economical bowler while Bracwell was amongst the wickets for RCB. 

In response, the Opening pair of Faf and Virat came out all guns blazing and took the attack to the opposition from the very first delivery of the innings. A partnership of 172 between the two gave no chance to the bowlers to get into the game. Kohli the aggressor amongst the two went on to make his 6th Century of the league while Faf compiled 71 getting to his 8th Half Century of the season. In the end, RCB made a mockery of the target and completed the chase with 4 balls to spare.


" We batted quite well. We could have added a few more in the powerplay. Great contribution from Klaasen. But I still feel it was a good score. Good to see great support not just for us but also for RCB as well. We weren't able to give them a win. We all hate losing. However, we always look to win. Hopefully, have smiles at the end of the campaign. It was an excellent knock from Faf and Virat. We will look at some of these guys moving forward. We were probably one bowler short in the powerplay. Kartik was put under tremendous pressure. The plans were all in place but we failed to execute it. Mayank was very impressive. It was a special knock from Klaasen. I feel Super happy for the guy. I don't think he would have dreamed of getting an IPL hundred. Unfortunately, it ended up in a losing cause. "

Aiden Markram, Skipper

" It was an amazing chase isn't it? That was my first reaction. I did feel after the first innings that 200 was a par score in that pitch. Spinners didn't get a turn from this pitch. The batters have done well for us and in the previous match, we were also clinical with the ball. I and Kohli we complement each other well. We play in very different areas so it's difficult for the bowlers. We are good friends on and off the field. The next match is at Chinnaswamy which will be an amazing game in front of the home crowd. And a must-win game might bring out the best in us. "

Faf du Plessis, Skipper

" Quite special considering the magnitude of the game. Thought SRH got a very good score. Ball was gripping as well. Faf has been on a different level. I've had a quiet couple of matches. The way I was striking in the nets wasn't transitioning into the middle. I personally have never looked at my past records and did not think much about their record against us. I put myself under so much stress already that I forget that I have scored 6 centuries in IPL. I don't care what anyone says on the outside. I've never been a guy who plays so many fancy shots. It's Test cricket coming up after the IPL so have to stay true to my technique and be positive. "

Virat Kohli, Man of the Match

Video Highlights of the Match:

Current Standings of IPL Season 4 - 2023, after Match 65 of 74

1Gujarat Titans13940018+0.835
2Chennai Super Kings13750115+0.381
3Lucknow Super Giants13750115+0.304
4Royal Challengers Bangalore13760014+0.180
5Mumbai Indians13760014-0.128
6Rajasthan Royals13670012+0.140
7Kolkata Knight Riders13670012-0.256
8Punjab Kings13670012-0.308
9Delhi Capitals13580010-0.572
10Sunrisers Hyderabad1349008-0.558
Table Heading Abbreviations
* P = Played | W = Won | L = Lost | T = Tie | NR = No Result | PTS = Points | NRR = Net Run Rate *

Coming Next (LIVE) of IPL Season 4 - 2023

Match:66 of 74
Date:May 19, 2023
Time:7:30PM (IST)
Venue:Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

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