Virat Kohli sets two New World Records with his Fifty vs DC at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
The first game of the double header on Saturday is underway. It is the Delhi Capitals taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. It started with DC winning the toss and asking the home team to bat first. and
Both teams had suffered a few losses in their last game. RCB won the first game against MI but lost their next two games against KKR and LSG, while DC lost all four of their games and hasn't opened an account in the IPL 2023.
Batting first, both RCB openers provided their team yet another quick start and added 42 for the first wicket in just 4.4 overs. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis got out after scoring 22 runs off 16 balls with three fours and one six. But Virat Kohli carried on and continued his form.
The former RCB opener scored a 33-ball fifty and looked in great touch. Although he got out just after his half-century, Virat registered a massive record, which has never been achieved. Notably, it was Virat's third half-century in four innings and his overall 47th IPL fifty.
He got out after scoring 50 runs off 34 balls, including six fours and one six. With this knock, Virat has completed 2500 IPL runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and became the only batter to score 2500 IPL runs at one venue. He achieved this feat when he completed his 11th run in the inning.
On the other hand, the former RCB opener registered another record for most half-centuries at a venue in the shorter format. It was his 25th half-century at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, and he went past Alex Hales, who has 24 fifty-plus or more at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Virat also had the most runs in the IPL. He has scored 6838 runs with five centuries and 47 half-centuries in 219 innings.