IPL 2024: Virat Kohli stars as Bengaluru beat Punjab to stay in hunt for playoff spot

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru have won four matches in a row to stay alive in the Indian Premier League 2024.

IPL 2024: Virat Kohli stars as Bengaluru beat Punjab to stay in hunt for playoff spot

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Virat Kohli played another match-winning knock in the Indian Premier League as the Royal Challengers Bengaluru won their fourth match in a row to keep their playoff hopes alive after beating the Punjab Kings by 60 runs at Dharamshala on Thursday.

Kohli scored a 47-ball 92 to guide Bengaluru to a commanding total of 241/7 batting first. The spin duo of Swapnil Singh and Karn Sharma picked up four crucial wickets between them as Bengaluru bowled out Punjab for 181 runs in 17 overs.

With 10 points in 12 matches, Bengaluru are still in the race to qualify while the Punjab Kings have been knocked out of playoff contention.

Punjab won the toss and elected to field first and almost had the perfect start with Kohli skying a swinging delivery from debutant Vidwath Kaverappa high in the sky only for Ashutosh Sharma to drop it. Kohli survived another drop when batting at 10 even as Kaverappa got rid of captain Faf du Plessis and Will Jacks to leave Bengaluru stuttering at 43/2.

New batter Rajat Patidar and Kohli took charge of the batting as the pair put up 76 runs from just 32 balls. Patidar was the aggressor in the partnership as he brought up his half century...

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