Just when you think you've seen the best👌 of Virat Kohli, he steps it up a notch. That is exactly what transpired at Bengaluru today as a sensational Kohli 💯 consigned RPS to yet another defeat😟. Pune, who were put into bat by Kohli, got off to a racing💨 start thanks to Usman Khawaja. Though the Australian was run out after a mix-up😣 with Rahane soon, it failed to provide any respite for RCB. But Rahane(74) played a gem✨ of an innings as Saurabh Tiwary(52) gave him company. RCB did not help themselves with dropped catches and poor fielding which meant Pune managed a creditable 191/6👍.
In a small Chinnaswamy stadium, no total is big enough and that's what Kohli and Rahul set about proving👏 with a 94 run opening stand in just 67 balls. But Australian spinner💫 Adam Zampa came to Dhoni's rescue by dismissing Rahul and AB de Villiers in the same over. Just as Pune thought they gained a toehold😠 in the match, Shane Watson's assault💥 (36, 13 balls, 5x4, 2x6) blew them away. But once he fell after missing a heave to be struck in front, Pune tightened the screws with 2 good overs😯. With 40 runs needed from 3 overs, Dhoni turned to Zampa who was promptly carted👊 all over the ground by Kohli, yielding 18 runs in the over. But the star batsman⭐ was not finished yet as he brought up his 💯 with 2 consecutive sixes off RP Singh before hitting the winning runs with 3 balls to spare🎉.
⭐MoM: Virat Kohli