Virat Kohli (above) also became the highest scorer in an IPL season, as he surpassed Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey © AFP
Virat Kohli (above) also became the highest scorer in an IPL season, as he surpassed Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey © AFP

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli came across a couple of landmarks in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, as he became the first Indian player to score more than 700 runs in an IPL season. Not just that, he also became the highest scorer in an IPL season, as he surpassed Chris Gayle and Michael Hussey, as he achieved the feat against former champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in Match 48, at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Monday. Currently, RCB are 173 for the loss of a wicket in 18 overs, with opener Virat Kohli on 66, and AB de Villiers on 55. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 48 at Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 48 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Both teams will be going into this match with a lot of confidence, having won their previous ties in convincing fashions. RCB posted a whooping total of 248 for 3 against a hapless Gujarat Lions (GL) bowling attack, with AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli scoring their respective big tons. RCB as a result won the match by 144 runs, which has done their net run rate a world of good. KKR on the other hand were set a target of 66 in nine overs against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) after rain had halted the game early on. It is expected to be a humid day in Kolkata and will not be surprising to see some rain in the night, which could halt play for a while, just like it did in the previous outing. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 48 at Kolkata