Bangalore v Kochi, IPL 2011, Bangalore

The 37-run over

The third over of Bangalore's innings, bowled by Prasanth Parameswaran, cost 37 runs. Here's how Chris Gayle did it

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 8, 2011

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2.1 SIX, Sorry, it's Gayle who is into the attack, makes room, gets under a length ball, opens the face, and clears point easily.

2.2 (no ball) SIX, this is ridiculous. Demolition. Slower ball, in his swinging arc, and he lofts it over point again. What's more? It's a no-ball.

2.2 FOUR, Short ball, at this gentle pace, murdered past midwicket.

2.3 FOUR, Mahela said at the toss he had plans for Gayle. Right. The plan seems to have four to five men on the off-side circle and bowl back of a length. PP does just does that, and he punches it between extra cover and cover.

2.4 SIX, Carnage. Gayle makes room, wallops a length ball over cover. He has taken this Go Green campaign seriously, and will finish this before flood lights can come on

2.5 SIX, Where do you hide when Dilshan and Gayle are going like this? He is toying around with them. Comes down the track and goes straight this time. 91 metres. Over the sight screen.

2.6 FOUR, inside edge, but that too goes wide of the keeper for four. This is robbery in day light. Bangalore are demolishing Kochi. In case you didn't notice, 37 runs came off this over.

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Posted by   on (May 11, 2011, 18:59 GMT)

So Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (May 11, 2011, 13:08 GMT)

better luck next time for prashant.. it is good that it happens to him early in his career so that he can learn a lot...

Posted by ammarhassan on (May 11, 2011, 11:59 GMT)

IPL is low standard cricket. You wont see these things in International Cricket more often, but IPL ........

Posted by NairUSA on (May 11, 2011, 5:31 GMT)

Powershots! No wonder Gayle is one of the destructive batsman of this generation. I also liked the 'Malingasque' way in which Vinay Kumar bowled Gayle. That ball was a beauty and Gayle looked perplexed for a minute. If Vinay can unearth such Malinga like deliveries now and then, he can be a very serious bowler to reckon with in IPL.

Posted by   on (May 11, 2011, 3:58 GMT)

Chris Gayle is very average most of the time, but when he actually hits a ball, he really hits it.

Posted by gouthamkotera on (May 10, 2011, 17:50 GMT)

Wonderful cricketer!!!!!!

Posted by   on (May 10, 2011, 13:59 GMT)

just awesome...gayle is just awesome

Posted by KingofBlades on (May 9, 2011, 23:39 GMT)

this is gayle's way of saying to WICB:...and u didn't want me...why???

Posted by Navin84 on (May 9, 2011, 16:41 GMT)

@Syed Yasser - "Its not the right thing to hit on young growing bowlers this total disgrace to cricket !". Look carefully at those words that you wrote. U seem to be the disgrace here. This is the big boys league, it could happen to any bowler.

Posted by manoftheseries on (May 9, 2011, 13:08 GMT)

@syed Yasser - hit on young bowlers is a total disgrace to cricket? Hope you are joking.. This is not a school cricket mate. btw Parameswaran should not get demotivated because of this, he should take Stuart Broad as the example to rise from that awful International 36 runs a over.. After all Broad is the T20 captain now.

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