Virat Kohli inspires RCB to first win in IPL 2019; Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer fire RR to victory over MI

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Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates his fifty during match 28 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Kings XI Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on the 13th April 2019 Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Virat Kohli inspired Royal Challengers Bangalore to their first win of IPL 2019 as he scored 67. RCB defeated KXIP by eight wickets at Mohali. Sportzpics

Chris Gayle of KXIP plays a shot during match 28 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Kings XI Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on the 13th April 2019 Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Chris Gayle scored unbeaten 99, the second batsman after Raina to remain unbeaten one short of a ton in IPL, as KXIP posted 173/4 in 20 overs against RCB. Sportzpics

Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Mayank Agarwal of Kings XI Punjab during match 28 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Kings XI Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on the 13th April 2019 Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Despite unfriendly conditions, Yuzvendra Chahal took the crucial wickets of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to peg KXIP back during middle overs. Sportzpcis

AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates win during match 28 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Kings XI Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on the 13th April 2019 Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

AB de Villiers provided the perfect support to Kohli and later took RCB past the winning line with an unbeaten knock of 59 off 38. He was awarded the Man of the Match award. Sportzpics

Quinton de Kock of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 13th April 2019 Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Quinton de Kock provided Mumbai Indians the perfect start along with Rohit Sharma (47) and scored 81 off 52 balls to help MI post 187/5 in 20 overs against RR. Sportzpics

during match 27 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 13th April 2019 Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Jofra Archer shined with the ball for RR as he took three wickets for 39 in four overs and helped curtail the prowess of MI's top-order. Sportzpics

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