RCB vs RR IPL 2020: Virat Kohli becomes 1st player to score 5,500 runs in IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli achieved another milestone during his unbeaten 72-runs knock against Rajasthan Royals in the match no.15 of Indian Premier League on Saturday.

Kohli has now become the only player in the history of IPL to score 5,500 runs or more. He achieved the milestone when he hit Jaydev Unadkat towards long-off for three runs and crossed 70-run mark in the match.

The 31-year-old batsman remained unbeaten on 72 off 53 balls. He smashed seven fours and two sixes in his innings to help RCB register a comfortable 8 wicket win over the Royals.

It was the much-needed knock for the Indian skipper to gain back his confidence as he had scores of 3, 1 and 14 in this IPL before coming into the match against RR.

Interestingly, Kohli is already at the top of all-time leading run-scorer in IPL history with 5502 runs to his name in 181 matches at an average of 37.68 and a strike rate of 131.8.

IPL all-time leaderboard:

POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50
1 Virat Kohli 181 173 27 5502 113 37.68 4,194 131.18 5 37
2 Suresh Raina 193 189 28 5368 100* 33.34 3,914 137.14 1 38
3 Rohit Sharma 192 187 28 5068 109* 31.87 3,861 131.26 1 38
4 David Warner 130 130 17 4821 126 42.66 3,403 141.66 4 44
5 Shikhar Dhawan 162 161 21 4648 97* 33.2 3,729 124.64 0 37

Talking about the match, Kohli stitched a 99-run stand with Devdutt Padikkal (63) to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals, who opted to bat first after winning the toss.

This was after wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal snared three wickets in an impressive bowling show that helped them restrict RR to 154 for 6.

Meanwhile, the victory saw RCB go on top of the points table, while RR slipped to sixth position.