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Virat Kohli IPL 2022: Virat Kohli’s bat rained heavily in the ‘do or die’ match, created history in an innings of 73 runs

Virat Kohli Record: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first player to score 7000 runs for an IPL franchise. Kohli achieved this feat during the match against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Wankhede Stadium. He created history as soon as Sai Kishore took a single run on the fourth ball of the 13th over of this match.

He was 57 runs away before this match. Kohli is also the highest run scorer in the history of the league. He is followed by Shikhar Dhawan (6,205), Rohit Sharma (5,877), David Warner (5,876), Suresh Raina (5,528) and AB de Villiers (5,162).

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Talking about the match, Gujarat Titans scored 168 for five with the help of a half-century from captain Hardik Pandya (62 not out in 47 balls). In reply, Kohli scored 73 in 54 balls and captain Faf du Plessis scored 44 runs in 38 balls for RCB. Both added 115 runs in the first wicket partnership. Glenn Maxwell remained unbeaten on 40 off 18 balls as RCB registered a win with eight balls to spare.

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With this win at the Wankhede Stadium, RCB are fourth in the table with 16 points but will have to wait for the outcome of the match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. If Delhi loses, RCB will reach the playoffs.