Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets and eliminated RCB from the IPL 2023 playoffs. RCB, batting first posted 197/5 in the first innings with the help of another brilliant century from King Kohli. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored 28 runs off 19 balls, while Michael Bracewell and Anuj Rawat also played decent cameos to accelerate RCB's total.
GT chased down 198 runs brilliantly with the help of a 123-run partnership between Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar, despite losing Wriddhiman Saha early in the chase. Shubman Gill played a classical knock to record back-to-back centuries in IPL like his predecessor Virat Kohli. Gill's sensational knock from the other end got supported by Vijay Shankar, who scored fifty from 34 balls.
Numbers and Stats from RCB vs GT game:
2 - Both Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli recorded back-to-back centuries in IPL.
Batters to score two consecutive centuries in IPL:
Shikhar Dhawan in 2020
Jos Buttler in 2022
Virat Kohli in 2023
Shubman Gill in 2023
2 - Only for the second time, batters from both teams have recorded a century in the same IPL game.
Instances of both batters recording a century in the same IPL game:
SRH vs RCB in Hyderabad, 2023 (Heinrich Klaasen - 104; Virat Kohli - 100)
RCB vs GT in Bengaluru, 2023 (Virat Kohli - 101*; Shubman Gill - 104*)
3 - Shubman Gill smashed three T20 centuries in 2023.
Most T20 hundreds by an Indian batsman in a calendar year:
Virat Kohli - 4 in 2016
Shubman Gill - 3 in 2023
Shubman Gill's T20 centuries in 2023:
126* vs NZ in Ahmedabad - T20I
101 vs SRH in Ahmedabad - IPL
104* vs RCB in Bengaluru - IPL
7 - Virat Kohli has recorded seven centuries in IPL overall.
Most Centuries in IPL history:
Virat Kohli - 7
Chris Gayle - 6
Jos Buttler - 5
Virat Kohli has the most centuries (7) in IPL history now.
8 - Virat Kohli has recorded eight centuries in T20 cricket overall.
Most hundreds by a batsman in T20 cricket:
Chris Gayle - 22
Babar Azam - 9
Aaron Finch - 8
Michael Klinger - 8
David Warner - 8
Virat Kohli - 8
10 - GT becomes the first team to win 10 games in the league stage of an IPL season two times consecutively in 2022 & 2023.
14 - GT has won 14 out of 17 games while batting second in the IPL.
17 - Dinesh Karthik currently holds the record for having the most ducks(17) in IPL history.
123 - Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar recorded a 123-run partnership for the second wicket in the IPL.
Highest partnership for GT in IPL:
Shubman Gill-B Sai Sudharsan: 147 vs SRH in Ahmedabad, 2023
Shubman Gill-Wriddhiman Saha: 142 vs LSG in Ahmedabad, 2023
Shubman Gill-Vijay Shankar: 123 vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2023
939 - Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis as a pair have recorded a partnership of 939 runs in this IPL season.
Most runs by a batting pair in an IPL season:
Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers: 939 in 2016
Virat Kohli-Faf du Plessis: 939 in 2023
Jonny Bairstow-David Warner: 791 in 2019
1000 - Vijay Shankar completed 1000 runs (1018) in IPL overall