first_imgIndian batting sensation Virat Kohli will be eyeing a fairytale ending to a record-breaking season when he leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League final against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Kohli has been in red-hot form since the recently concluded World Twenty20 where he was instrumental in taking India to the semi-finals before the hosts lost to the West Indies.The 27-year-old WT20 player of the tournament has been in a class of his own in this edition of the IPL, scoring 919 runs at a staggering average of 83.54. The world No.1 T20 batsman has also smashed four centuries, becoming the first batsman to do so in a single edition of the cash-rich league.After a disappointing start to the tournament left them bottom of the table at one stage, Kohli inspired them to charge up the table and secure a second place finish.He will be eyeing to help Bangalore win their maiden IPL trophy in the final match which is being played on their home ground.Here is Royal Challengers Bangalore’s rollercoaster ride to the final.AB de Villiers, Shane Watson star as RCB hammer SRHVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers shared a breathtaking 157-run stand off 87 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore secured a comfortable 45-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of the Indian Premier League on April 12.Quinton de Kock 108 helps Delhi Daredevils gun down 192 vs RCBSouth Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock smashed his maiden century in the Indian Premier League to power Delhi Daredevils to an 8-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on April 17.advertisementMumbai thrash Bangalore by 6 wicketsLeading from the front, skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 62 off just 44 balls to guide Mumbai Indians to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 20.Kohli, De Villiers magic hands Bangalore 13-run win over PuneStar batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli smashed quick-fire half-centuries followed by a disciplined bowling effort which guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable 13-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune on April 22.Virat Kohli’s ton in vain as Dinesh Karthik fires Gujarat Lions to top of tableVirat Kohli’s maiden T20 hundred went in vain as Gujarat Lions produced a clinical batting display to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets on April 24.David Warner blitz helps Hyderabad humble BangaloreCaptain David Warner slammed a fiery 50-ball 92 to set up a comfortable 15-run win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match on April 30.Pathan, Russell muscle Kolkata to five-wicket win over BangaloreBlistering knocks from Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on May 2.Ton-up Virat Kohli helps Bangalore beat Pune for third victoryCaptain Virat Kohli smashed his second century of the season in a magnificent batting display to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants in an IPL match on May 7.Shane Watson stars as Bangalore beat Punjab by 1 runMurali Vijay’s captain knock went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore snatched a nerve-wracking 1-run win victory over Kings XI Punjab in an enthralling match on May 9.Pandya, Pollard star as Mumbai Indians outclass RCB by 6 wickets Mumbai Indians’ middle order batsmen Kieron Pollard (35) and Jos Buttler (29) guided the team to a six wicket victory with eight balls to spare in the 41st match of IPL at the Chinnaswami Stadium on May 11.Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers hammer tons as RCB tame Gujarat Lions AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli orchestrated a mayhem by scoring magnificent centuries as Royal Challengers Bangalore inflicted a crushing 144-run defeat on league leaders Gujarat Lions, recording the biggest ever victory in the history of IPL on May 14.Virat Kohli battles injury to lead RCB to thumping win over KKRVirat Kohli and AB de Villiers once again delivered the goods with their bats as their Royal Challengers Bangalore romped home with 9 wickets to spare against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on May 16.Record-breaking Kohli century helps RCB hammer Kings XI in rain-marred clashSkipper Virat Kohli scripted yet another magnificent century to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a dominating 82-run win over bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab via Duckworth Lewis method in a rain-hit IPL clash and stay on course for a play-off berth on May 18.Virat Kohli steers Royal Challengers Bangalore to play-offsadvertisementLeading from the front, skipper Virat Kohli (54 not out) smashed yet another half-century to guide his Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils on May 22.AB de Villiers powers Bangalore into finalAB de Villiers played a breathtaking knock to single-handedly lead Royal Challengers Bangalore fightback and take them into the IPL final with a thrilling four wicket win over Gujarat Lions on May 24.last_img read more