Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their hopes of Playoffs alive in IPL 2022 with an 8-wicket win over Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 67th match played at the Wankhede Stadium on May 19, 2022.
This win took them to the 4th spot on the points table with 16 points and in this article, we explain how they can qualify for the playoffs after this victory.
Virat Kohli starred for RCB as they chased down a stiff 169-run target set by Gujarat Titans (GT).
Gujarat Titans (GT) had won the toss and Hardik Pandya chose to bat first. He played a captain’s knock of 62* and with contributions from David Miller (34) and Rashid Khan (19*) took the final score for the Gujarat Titans to 168/5 in 20 overs.
In reply, RCB opener Virat Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis presented the team with the perfect start as they added 115 runs for the opening wicket in 14.3 overs with Du Plessis scoring 44 in 38 balls before falling to Rashid Khan.
Virat Kohli also fell to Rashid but had made 73 in 54 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, Glenn Maxwell (40* in 18 balls; 5 fours and 2 sixes) took the team over the finishing line and RCB won the match with 8 wickets in hand and 10 balls spare.