WATCH: Virat Kohli blown away by Will Jacks' relentless hitting during GT vs RCB

Jacks smoked 100* off 41 balls

By Web Desk
April 28, 2024
Virat Kohli celebrates RCB's win. - IPL

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's (RCB) legendary batter Virat Kohli was thoroughly impressed by Will Jacks' unstoppable hitting as the team secured a nine-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League match in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Kohli remained unbeaten on 70 while Will Jacks, batting at number three, smashed an unbeaten 100 runs. 

Together, they forged a partnership of 166 runs for the second wicket, chasing down the target of 201 with 24 balls to spare. RCB achieved a score of 206 for 1 in 16 overs.


It must be noted that Jacks' century was the fifth-fastest in IPL history.

Fastest IPL 100s by balls faced (IPL)

30 – Chris Gayle vs Pune Warriors India - 2013

37 – Yusuf Pathan vs Mumbai Indians - 2010

38 – David Miller vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru - 2013

39 – Travis Head vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru 2024

41 – Will Jacks RCB vs Gujarat Titans Ahmedabad 2024

“Amazing feeling right now. Faf and Virat got us off to a very good start. I struggled early on, Virat kept his intensity up and I had the chance to get my rhythm. Once we had the time-out, we said let’s get two really good overs and win the game," Will Jacks said after the match.

"I just kept going and amazing feeling right now. I was trying to be positive (against spin early on), just struggling. I was trying to overhit the ball, probably little bit tensed. Once I got one away off Mohit, I relaxed and trusted myself. Next game, hopefully I do that earlier,” he added.

Earlier, Gujarat Titans posted a total of 200 for 3 after choosing to bat first.

Sai Sudharsan (84 not out) and Shahrukh Khan (58) both scored half-centuries to propel Gujarat to the 200-run mark.

For RCB, Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj, and Glenn Maxwell each claimed a wicket.