IPL 2024: RCB’s Virat Kohli becomes first to score 8000 runs in tournament

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) batter Virat Kohli reached another batting milestone during the eliminator against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on May 22 by becoming the first batter to score 8,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Kohli scored 33 off 24 balls in the match to breach the 8000-run mark. He now has 8,004 runs in 244 innings of 252 matches at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 132. Kohli has hit 55 fifties and eight hundreds in the league – the most for any batter.

The RCB batter is miles ahead of the competition in terms of most runs in IPL with Shikhar Dhawan being a distant second with 6,769 runs and Indian skipper Rohit Sharma third with 6,628 runs.

As for the match, RCB made a cautious start in the eliminator owing to some great bowling by RR bowlers, especially Trent Boult in the powerplay. Boult also took the wicket of RCB skipper Faf du Plessis (17 off 14 balls) as RCB finished the powerplay at 50/1.

Kohli was next to fall to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the eighth over before Cameron Green (27 off 21) and Rajat Patidar added 41 runs in the next five overs for the third wicket. 

Ravi Ashwin dismissed Green to break the partnership before the veteran spinner sent back Glenn Maxwell for a golden duck on the very next ball.

RCB had added 25 runs more to their total when Patidar (34 off 22) also departed in the 15th over. Mahipal Lomror’s innings of 32 off 17 balls then took RCB past 150 as they finished at 172/8 in 20 overs.

For Rajasthan, Avesh Khan was the pick of the bowlers with 3/44 in four overs while Ashwin took 2/19 in his four overs. Apart from them, Boult, Sandeep Sharma and Chahal also picked one wicket each.

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