Royal Challengers Bangalore put on a spectacular performance as they defeated the league leaders Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets on Thursday to keep their hopes of a top-four finish in the 2022 Indian Premier League. Chasing a 169-run target, RCB opener and former captain Virat Kohli ended his run-scoring style with a powerful 73 off 54 balls, while Faf du Plessis (44) and Glenn Maxwell (40 *) also contributed. Team won by 8 wickets. Follow IPL 2022 coverage
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The Titans were the first team to qualify for the playoffs, and although the result against RCB did not affect their position in the league, the sentiment increased as GT players were outplayed in the game. After the controversial LBW decision went against him, Matthew Wade threw his anger at his batting equipment (helmet and bat), and Pandya was unable to cope with his frustration after Maxwell withdrew.
Pandya had already started the run-up when the Aussies batter moved in and asked the bowler to stop. Kohli, who was standing on the edge of a nonstriker as Maxwell refused to take a strike, also tried to stop Pandya. The Titans captain furiously threw the ball, having a rough day with the ball (0/35 in 3 overs).
Watch: Kohli tried to stop Pandey because Maxwell was not ready, GT leader who threw the ball in anger
Prior to that, Pandya remained unbeaten on 62 off 47 balls as the Titans put up 168/5 in 20 overs against RCB.
Fiery Virat Kohli returned to form with a good half century in the second innings, as RCB remained alive with a superb victory over table-toppers in the IPL play-off race.
With this win, RCB jumped to fourth place on the list with 16 points but will have to wait for Saturday’s Delhi Capitals-Mumbai Indians match to know their future. RCB confirms play-off position if Delhi fails.
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