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Will Jacks delivers stunning 41-ball century in IPL victory for RCB

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England’s Will Jacks shines with an explosive century, propelling Royal Challengers Bangalore to a resounding win against Gujarat Titans

In a breathtaking display of power-hitting, England all-rounder Will Jacks blazed to an unbeaten century off just 41 balls, leading Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a commanding nine-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League. This spectacular innings not only showcased Jacks’ immense talent but also injected life into RCB’s campaign, despite their struggles in the league standings.

The match, held in Ahmedabad, saw Gujarat Titans first putting up a competitive score of 200-3, thanks to Sai Sudharsan’s impressive 84 off 49 balls. However, the spotlight swiftly shifted to RCB’s chase, particularly when Jacks took the crease. With RCB needing 201 runs to win, Jacks launched an assault on the Titans’ bowlers, smashing 10 sixes and five fours, rapidly diminishing any hopes for the Titans.

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The pinnacle of Jacks’ innings came during an over from Rashid Khan, which he dominated by hitting four sixes, contributing to 28 runs in that single over. Alongside Virat Kohli, who played a supporting knock of 70 not out, Jacks steered RCB past the target with four overs to spare, ending the game at 206-1. This partnership of 166 runs between Kohli and Jacks was pivotal in securing the win.

Despite the victory, RCB remains at the bottom of the IPL table, a position that belies the potential shown in such individual performances. This innings from Jacks, his first IPL season, marks him as a player capable of turning games single-handedly, joining fellow countrymen Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow as centurions in this year’s tournament.

Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, will rue their missed opportunities, particularly their inability to contain Jacks. Their bowling attack, which failed to make significant inroads into RCB’s batting lineup, will need reassessment as they aim to climb from their current seventh place in the standings.

This match will undoubtedly remain a memorable one for IPL fans, particularly for the astonishing hitting display by Will Jacks, which has not only won the game for his team but also earned him accolades as one of the most promising talents in the league. As RCB looks to build on this performance, the remaining games will be crucial for their aspirations this season

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