Virat Kohli, who became the first batsman to smash four hundreds in a single T20 tournament and the first man to breach the 4000-run mark in the Indian Premier League, said he could not believe what he had done in the middle last night against Kings XI Punjab. (Full IPL Coverage | Points Table)Battling a finger injury, Kohli smashed 113 and added 147 runs for the first wicket with Chris Gayle as RCB posted a daunting 211 for 3 off 15 overs in a must-win game against KXIP in Bangalore.(Record-breaking Kohli century helps RCB hammer Kings XI in rain-marred clash)Kohli is now also the first player to cross 800 runs in an IPL season. He currently has 865 runs to his credit.The third consecutive victory propelled the home team to the second position in the points table ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions who all have 14 points each with 7 wins. (Virat Kohli all time leading run-scorer after record fourth ton)Here’s what the RCB captain said after leading his team to second position in the points table.’UNBELIEVABLE'”To be honest, I did not think I would get a 100 in 15 overs. I was not believing all that was happening. I was not willing to look at the scoreboard. I thought I would put real pressure on the opposition to get to 200.”(Virat Kohli can turn out to be better than Sachin Tendulkar: Dominic Cork)’PRESSURE DOING WONDERS'”We are getting our processes right. Playing under pressure is doing wonders for us. Hopefully, we can continue on this. My aim is to get runs for the team.”advertisementBATTLING INJURY”When you get into the zone, you feel like you can hit every ball. Today, it was a little tricky as I felt a bit of gap in my hand. First few balls, I was flinching a bit. Once I got the flow going, I just tried to keep a base and kept going.”NEXT GOALChances of a berth in semis brightening up with a hat-trick of victories, RCB will play their last league tie against Delhi Daredevils on May 22 at Raipur in Chattisgarh to stay on the course.”There are another 21 hours to switch off. Train as hard as you can to play for three-and-half hours. We want to go out and express ourselves.”I mean from the situation we were in, we had to get four in four. We have got three in three wins. We have got into a situation, where they are not looking at the points table and not looking at other teams. They are enjoying it and a lot of credit has to go to the backroom staff, too,” Kohli said.
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Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Listen now:Eielson A Frontrunner to House F-35 FightersLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.There’s good news for the Fairbanks business community today. The secretary of the Air Force called Alaska’s congressional delegation this morning to announce that Eielson Air Force Base is the only candidate selected to house two squadrons of F-35 fighter planes. The final decision won’t be until the fall of 2015, after a study of the environmental Impact, but Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’s confident.Mat-Su Asked to Return $12.3M in Federal Grants for Ferry ProjectEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageThe federal government wants the Matanuska Susitna Borough to pay back $12.3 million in grants related to the ferry MV Susitna. Mat Su Borough manager John Moosey made the announcement Thursday at a press conference in Palmer.Mud-Slinging Ratchets Up In U.S. Senate Republican PrimaryLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.The two leading Republican U.S. Senate candidates are increasingly turning on each other. Last week, Dan Sullivan sent 50,000 mailers to Alaska voters alleging Mead Treadwell benefited financially from the Obama stimulus package, a bill he denounces on the campaign trail. This week Treadwell is fighting back, and he’s taking aim at the Ohio paint conglomerate Sullivan’s family runs.Murkowski Demands Begich Stop Using Her Image in Campaign AdsLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.A lawyer hired by Sen. Lisa Murkowski‘s re-election committee today sent a cease-and-desist letter to the campaign of Sen. Mark Begich. She is demanding that he quit using her name and image in his political ads.Teen Who Allegedly Struck, Killed Anchorage Cyclist Will Be Tried As An AdultAnne Hilleman, KSKA – AnchorageThe 17-year-old who hit and killed bicyclist Jeffery Dusenbury in July is being charged with manslaughter, a class A felony. Alexandra Anne Ellis is being tried as an adult. She’s also charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene without rendering assistance to Dusenbury. She will be arraigned Friday. Dusenbury was biking up 84th Avenue on Saturday, July 19 when he was struck by Ellis as she was backing up her pickup truck. He died shortly after. Neighbors witnessed the event.Anchorage Candidate Stares Down Residency DisputeAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – AnchorageLast election cycle, state legislator Mia Costello’s opponents falsely alleged that she didn’t actually live in the Sand Lake neighborhood of Anchorage that she represents. Now, similar charges are being levied in the same district — but against a new candidate.Alaska Entrepreneurs Host Pitch Slam Aboard A Moving TrainAnne Hilleman, KSKA – AnchorageLocal Alaskan organizations are trying to promote entrepreneurship to diversify the economy. Last week, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation hosted the second annual Pitch-on-a-Train competition. Five different Alaskan start-ups tried to convince a panel of judges that their ideas could make money.New Geotags May Shed Light on Auklet MigrationAnnie Ropiek, KUCB – UnalaskaEvery summer, thousands of tiny auklets flock to the Aleutian Islands to nest. But scientists don’t know where the seabirds go in the winter. That’s about to change, thanks to a group of researchers who’ve just returned from Buldir Island, east of Attu, and Gareloi, near Adak. They’ve been camped on the uninhabited islands since late May, outfitting crested and parakeet auklets with tracking tags for the first time.Juneau Whale Watching Captain Arrested for Allegedly Driving Boat IntoxicatedLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauA text message from a whale watching boat in Juneau has led to the arrest of the captain on board. Lawrence Dupler, 67, was arrested today for allegedly driving a 52-foot tour boat while intoxicated. A breath sample revealed his blood alcohol level to be .115 percent, about 45 percent over the legal limit.