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IPL 2020: Kohli powers RCB to beat CSK in 25th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli leads from the front in the 25th match of Dream11 IPL 2020 as team defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 37 runs to earn two crucial points in the season. Star Indian batsman made unbeaten 90 runs in 52 balls to guide RCB a fighting total of 169 in 20 overs.

Virat Kohli scored 90 runs against CSK
Photo: Virat Kohli scored 90 runs against CSK (BCCI)

Winning the toss, RCB chose to bat and didn’t have good start as Aaron Finch returned to pavilion in 3rd over. Devdutt Padikkal and Virat took responsibility and started to build partnership. Both batsmen added 53 runs for second wicket partnership before Padikkal was dismissed for 33. The major setback was when AB De Villiers got caught behind without opening the account.

Kohli and Shivam Dube started to go after Super Kings bowling, especially Kohli who was batting at 100 strike rate, now scoring runs at near 200 SR. Virat smashed 4 fours and same number of sixes in his match winning innings.

In the chase of 170 target, three-time IPL champion CSK managed to put 132 on the board in 20 overs losing 8 wickets. Ambati Rayudu and Jagadeesan were the only hopes for CSK but both returned to pavilion. No other batsman had character in the match and CSK lost it.

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