Match-19 : GL vs RCB Post Match Report
April 24, 2016
19th Match of IPLt20 2016 has been played between Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on 24th April 2016. Opting to bat first Bangalore put huge score of 180 runs with V Kohli's maiden 100 knocks in 20 overs.Gujarat made easy chase of 181 runs in 19.3 overs and won the match by 6 wkts. Even if Gujarat won V Kohli declared man of the match for his maiden 100 in IPL.
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangalore chaned batting order and SR Watson came to open inning with V Kohli. The decision not gone in favor of RCB and Watson lost his wicket early scoring just 6 runs. AB de Villiers joined with Kohli but he also left the field scoring 20 runs. KL Rahul came in middle and played superb inning of 51* runs with Kohli. V Kohli also played superb inning of 100* runs and put Bangalore on good totals of 180 runs in 20 overs. This was V Kohli's 1st century in IPL came just in 63 balls.
Following huge target of 181 runs, Gujarat top orders played well and chased given target 181 runs in 19.3 overs and won the match by 6 wickets. DR Smith 32 of 21 and BB McCullum 42 of 24 balls gave perfact start to Gujarat and SK Raina played sensible cricket with KD Karthik and presented welcome to Gujarat in 19.3 overs. KD Karthik made well 50 runs of 39 balls.
Player of the match - V Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Points - Gujarat Lions 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0