RCB vs GT, IPL 2022 Highlights: Kohli's 73 guides Royal Challengers Bangalore to eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans

GT vs RCB Live Score, Tata IPL 2022 Match 67: Check out the live score, updates and highlights of today's match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli celebrates his fifty.   -  IPL

Welcome to the highlights of the IPL 2022 match between RCB and GT at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This was Santadeep Dey, bringing you all the action as it unfolded at the venue.

RCB vs GT HIGHLIGHTS

RESULT: ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE BEATS GUJARAT TITANS BY EIGHT WICKETS

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE INNINGS

RCB 170/2 in 18.4 overs: Maxwell greets Ferguson with a four straight down the ground. Woah! Arches back and ramps one down the third man region. Three to win. GAME. SET. MATCH. A top-edge to the rope means RCB is alive in the tournament! Also, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have been eliminated.

RCB 158/2 in 18 overs: Dayal strays down leg side. Wide's been called. The slower delivery has been whipped past deep cover for four by Maxwell.

RCB 148/2 in 17 overs: Is Virat Kohli back? A flighted delivery has been sent flying downtown. Stumped! Kohli shimmies down, and gets beaten by the wrong'un. Wade is quick to whip the bails off. Karthik joins Maxwell.

RCB 139/1 in 16 overs: Maxwell has launched one into outer space and for a moment it seemed like it wouldn't go the distance. But Miller can only watch it sail over. And another boundary, this has hit the TATA Punch podium. Madness... Maxwell has reverse swept Pandya out of the park!

RCB 121/1 in 15 overs: Rashid is back into the attack. Cramps du Plessis for space off the first ball. A quick single off the next brings Kohli on strike. du Plessis miscues and it has settled safely in Hardik's palms - it is the Gujarat skipper's 100th catch in IPL. Maxwell comes to crease. Oh, it has happened again... The Zings light up but settle back into the groove. Rashid's celebratory sprint has been snapped short.

RCB 113/0 in 14 overs: Kohli is batting on 59, his highest score this season. Dayal goes wide and Kohli has lofted this over the 30-yard circle for four.

Strategic timeout

RCB 105/0 in 13 overs: Kohli gets past 7000 T20 runs in RCB colours. Meanwhile, Sai Kishore bowls out with impressive figures of 4-0-20-0.

RCB 102/0 in 12 overs: Ferguson into the attack. du Plessis pierces the gap between midwicket and long-on to score four more. Kohli embraces him in a hug. Bangalore goes past 100.

RCB 93/0 in 11 overs: A cry of frustration from Pandya as he loses control and spills the ball while attempting a throw towards the striker's end. Sai Kishore, thus far: 3-0-17-0.

RCB 87/0 in 10 overs: Kohli points to to the heavens as he reaches his fifty off 33 balls with a maximum! The stadium's buzzing with cries of "Kohli! Kohli!".

RCB 77/0 in 9 overs: Here's Sai Kishore. Ouch! A throw at the bowler's end sees Kohli clatter into Sai Kishore and take a bad fall. Five runs off the over.

RCB 72/0 in 8 overs: That has rocketed through to the fence. Virat gets a boundary off Dayal. Hardik runs in from mid-off to effect an excellent stop before nailing a direct hit. Kohli is safe though. du Plessis whacks a boundary off a fuller ball.

RCB 61/0 in 7 overs: Sai Kishore bowls a tight over. Only six off it.

Strategic timeout

RCB 55/0 in 6 overs: The fifty run partnership comes up as Kohli pulls one over midwicket.

RCB 49/0 in 5 overs: Kohli skips down the track and pumps one over Rashid's head. Four.

RCB 40/0 in 4 overs: Another inside edge... It's Kohli now. Four. Rashid spills a difficult chance! Kohli gets a life. Will this go on to trouble Gujarat? Kohli is celebrating every boundary now. du Plessis finishes the over with another boundary.

RCB 26/0 in 3 overs: Vintage Kohli! A pick-up shot down the ground off Shami, who wears a wry smile. 5 wides... Shami strays down leg and it has trickled down to the fence. Four more! Kohli goes over covers. Unlucky... du Plessis rides his luck as an inside edge rolls down to the rope.

RCB 8/0 in 2 overs: Hardik receives some medical attention; the physio tapes his hand. Bowls a tight over nonetheless, conceding only three singles.

RCB 5/0 in 1 over: A slip in place for Kohli. There's a bit of sound as du Plessis looks to flick one down leg. Wade completes a fine take while diving to his left but Gujarat opts to not go for the review. UltraEdge shows a spike as the ball passes du Plessis' pads. du Plessis finds the gap near cover. Four runs!

Kohli and du Plessis to open for Bangalore. Shami to bowl. Wade replaces Saha as 'keeper.

TARGET: ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE NEEDS 169 TO WIN

GUJARAT TITANS INNINGS

GT 168/5 in 20 overs: Hardik pulls one into the second tier now. SIX. Hardik has been offered a reprieve as Hazlewood accidentally disturbs the stumps with his hands while Hardik was way short of the crease. Rashid dispatches Hazlewood into the stands.

GT 151/5 in 19 overs: One bounce and into the fence! Rashid has muscled this over long-off. Hardik gets to his fifty off 42 balls with a boundary. Rashid hammers the 950th six of the tournament. Maxwell leaves the field with an ice pack in hand.

GT 134/5 in 18 overs: Hazlewood digs one short and the top-edge speeds down to the fence. Wicket! Tewatia falls. A faint under-edge carries to Karthik behind the stumps.

GT 127/4 in 17 overs: Hasaranga takes a fantastic return catch to send Miller back into the hut. Five singles off the over.

Strategic timeout

GT 122/3 in 16 overs: Kaul gets away with a full toss as Hardik miscues for a single. Hardik is beaten by a knuckle ball from Kaul that just floats past him.

GT 118/3 in 15 overs: du Plessis can be seen asking David Willey at the rope regarding Harshal's injury. The fifty partnership comes up off 39 balls as Miller carts Shahbaz into the stands. Bowled right into his arc and this has come right off the meat of the bat.

GT 109/3 in 14 overs: Pandya picks up three runs as Kaul manages to pull one back while giving a tight chase down the third man area. Miller goes downtown as there is plenty of width on offer! Another six... this has been clobbered over midwicket and onto the covered tarps.

GT 91/3 in 13 overs: Harshal hurts himself while trying to field. He leaves the ground with a bleeding webbing. Five runs come off Hasaranga's over.

GT 86/3 in 12 overs: Pandya scythes a back-of-a-length delivery from Kaul past the diving fielder at point.

GT 78/3 in 11 overs: A hint of turn from Hasaranga and a faint edge from Pandya trickles down to the fence.

GT 72/3 in 10 overs: Maxwell returns. Dropped! Prabhudessai spills a sitter. Worse, he has palmed it over the rope. Hardik's lost his bat... it has travelled quite the distance towards square leg.

GT 64/3 in 9 overs: Saha's been found well short of the crease. Hardik nudges one towards extra cover. Saha is late to respond to his skipper's call for a single as du Plessis rattles the sticks with a direct hit at the 'keeper's end. Strategic timeout. Miller walks in.

GT 58/2 in 8 overs: Hasaranga into the attack. Saha greets him with a first-ball four. Great placement from Saha. Fifty comes up for GT. Single to end. Eight overs gone.

GT 49/2 in 7 overs: More spin. Lomror replaces Hazlewood. Hardik ends the over with a massive six over long-on off the last ball. 11 from Lomror's first.

GT 38/2 in 6 overs: Wade has been given out lbw off Maxwell. But Wade has reviewed. Three reds and Wade's a goner. GT loses a review. Hardik joins Saha. Maxwell wraps up the over with four dots. 2-1-2-1: Maxwell so far.

GT 38/1 in 5 overs: Hazlewood continues. Wade clubs the first ball for four. He follows it up with a six off the third ball. Hazlewood taking a beating from his countryman. Wade gets four more thanks to Hasaranga's misfield at point. 15 from the over.

GT 23/1 in 4 overs: Maxwell to bowl his first. Great start from the off-spinner. Just two off the over.

GT 21/1 in 3 overs: Hazlewood to bowl the third. There is a bit of yes and no between the batters before Kohli has a shy at the stumps after running in from backward point. Gill's safe. Gill pokes at a delivery outside the off-stump as Maxwell takes a blinder at slip. Wade comes to the crease.

GT 20/0 in 2 overs: Gill gets off the mark with a single. Saha sweeps Shahbaz's third delivery in front of square for four more. There is an appeal for LBW for Gill's wicket off the last delivery but the umpire isn't interested. Faf isn't convinced enough to go upstairs.

GT 14/0 in 1 over: Tucked away for a boundary. Kaul starts off with a half-volley on Saha's pads and has been punished. Six! Bowled right into the slot once again and Saha has lofted this down the ground with a straight bat. The 'keeper-batter is in the mood tonight. The last ball has been creamed through cover for four.

Saha and Gill open for Gujarat. Kaul to get things rolling with the new ball.

RCB vs GT PLAYING XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Siddarth Kaul, Josh Hazlewood

Gujarat Titans:: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

WHAT THEY SAID

Faf du Plessis: We would have batted too. It looks a bit dry. One change - Siddarth Kaul comes in for Siraj. We have to win today and Delhi needs to lose its game.

Hardik Pandya: We are going to bat. We can practise batting first and putting a good score on the board. Lockie comes in in place of Alzarri. Looks like a similar wicket to the one we played against Chennai, but I expect this to play better as this is an evening game.

RCB vs GT TOSS

Gujarat Titans opts to bat.

RCB vs GT PITCH REPORT

"We have had 19 games here. The batters will look to target the corners. You expect the pitch to deteriorate a bit. It will be dry and warm. There is a nice grass covering. This is the hardest surface I have seen here in this season. A must-win game for RCB... I think we are in for a cracker," Graeme Smith reckons.

RCB vs GT DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM PREDICTION

Wicketkeepers: Dinesh Karthik, Wriddhiman Saha

Batters: Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Shubman Gill

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Rashid Khan (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga (c), R. Sai Kishore

Team Composition: RCB 5:6 GT | Credits left: 0.5

RCB vs GT MATCH PREVIEW

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will need a big win over Gujarat Titans (GT) in its last league stage match on Thursday to keep its IPL playoff hopes alive.

RCB’s poor net run rate (-0.323) makes the task that much harder. RCB’s best chance of making the cut is to put it across GT and hope that Delhi Capitals - level with RCB on 14 points, but cushioned with a superior NRR of +0.255 - loses to Mumbai Indians on Saturday.

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Table-topper GT, which enters this fixture on the back of two comfortable victories, will provide a tremendous challenge to RCB. GT, which has already sealed a playoff berth, possesses in-form batters in Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller and skipper Hardik Pandya. The bowling is led by pacer Mohammed Shami (18 wickets) and spinner Rashid Khan (16 wickets).

All eyes on spinners

A 54-run loss to Punjab Kings (PBKS) in its previous outing hurt RCB’s chances. Virat Kohli’s poor run continued, while fast bowlers Josh Halewood and Mohammed Siraj leaked runs.

Much will depend on spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and seamer Harshal Patel, the core of the RCB attack. Harshal took four for 34 in the game against PBKS, while Sri Lankan Hasaranga recorded a five-for in the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad a few days earlier.

RCB needs an extraordinary showing on Thursday, and a bit of luck with other results, to stay in the hunt.

- Ashwin Achal

RCB vs GT PLAYING XI PREDICTION

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammad Shami

RCB vs GT HEAD TO HEAD NUMBERS

Total matches played - 1

Bangalore won - 0

Gujarat won - 1

No result - 0

Match abandoned - 0

Highest Score: 170/6 - RCB

Lowest Score: N/A

Highest Score: 174/4 - GT

Lowest Score: N/A

RCB vs GT SQUADS

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Sherfane Rutherford, Aneeshwar Gautam, Chama V Milind, Jason Behrendorff, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Pradeep Sangwan, Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Noor Ahmad

WHERE TO WATCH RCB vs GT, IPL 2022 LIVE?

All IPL 2022 matches will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD channels in India. Disney+ Hotstar is the official streaming partner.