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IPL 2018, RCB vs MI: Skipper Virat Kohli takes a match-winning catch of Hardik Pandya, watch video



Royal Challengers Bangalore (RBC) skipper Virat Kohli again took an absolute stunning catch to help his side to win against defending champions Mumbai Indian (MI) in a must-win game. When MI needed 25 in the last over with all-rounder Hardik Pandya at the crease, Kohli took an absolutely stunning catch to dismiss him and pave way for his team in winning the game.

Pandya hit a powerful on-drive to Tim Southee but Kohli took a spectacular catch and sealed the match. At the time, Pandya was batting on 50. And like every time, this time too, Kohli’s match-winning catch brought a big smile on his wife Anushka Sharma’s face who was also celebrating her birthday.

Anushka Sharma (R), Bollywood actress and wife Royal Challengers Bangalore team captain Virat Kohli gestures during the 2018 IPL match. / AFP PHOTO / Manjunath KIRAN / GETTYOUT

Talking about the match, RCB beat MI by 14 runs and climbed to fifth position in the points table. The victory over Mumbai helped Kohli’s team register their third win in eight games. Meanwhile, the loss for Mumbai, their third in four matches, put Rohit Sharma’s team on the edge of elimination. Mumbai are at the seventh position. Mumbai will need to win the rest of their six matches to be in contention for a playoff spot.