IPL 2024: Virat Kohli celebrates 100th T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium


Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) batter Virat Kohli achieved a significant milestone on Tuesday when he played his 100th Twenty20 match at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium against the Lucknow Super Giants.

In the 99 games he had played at RCB’s home venue in Bengaluru prior to the encounter against KL Rahul and Co., Kohli had amassed 3276 runs – the highest at this ground. He maintained an impressive average of 39.95 and a strike-rate of 141.75, with his performance including four centuries and 25 fifties.

Kohli’s highest T20 score of 113 (50) at this venue came against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2016.

The former RCB skipper is also 56 runs away from reaching the remarkable 7500-run mark in the Indian Premier League. He continues to extend his lead over second-placed Shikhar Dhawan, who has scored 6754 runs in the IPL.

Kohli shares the top spot with Riyan Parag in IPL 2024’s Orange Cap leaderboard, with both batters having scored 181 runs. However, Parag holds a better average and strike-rate – 181.00 to Kohli’s 90.50 (average) and 160.17 to the RCB talisman’s 141.40 (strike-rate).

RCB won the toss and chose to field first –


Royal Challengers Bengaluru (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat(w), Mayank Dagar, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yash Thakur, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mayank Yadav


Faf du Plessis: We are going to chase. The previous game we played on here first innings it was slower. Some places it is patchy and dry. It really important to find some answers. We have had some really good conversations. It would be good if you keep learning from the mistakes. There is a touch of moisture and let’s see how it goes. Topley comes in for Alzarri.

KL Rahul: It is a bit different. Been used to coming here and walking into the home dressing room, bit different when I walk into the visiting dressing room. We have showed character in both games. Everyone is chipping in and that gives you a lot of confidence, we need to keep doing that and keep getting better. Some of the guys have gotten better with their skills since season one, the combination is coming well as a team. Now we need to put some runs on the board and put pressure on the opposition. More than the victory everyone was talking about Mayank’s pace, he has been with us since the first season and was unlucky to miss out last season with injury. Just one change – Mohsin Khan has a sore back and Yash Thakur comes in.


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