Bangalore v Kochi, IPL 2011, Bangalore May 8, 2011

The 37-run over

ESPNcricinfo staff
The third over of Bangalore's innings, bowled by Prasanth Parameswaran, cost 37 runs. Here's how Chris Gayle did it
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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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  • dummy4fb on May 11, 2011, 18:59 GMT

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

  • dummy4fb 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...

  • 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 ........

  • 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.

  • dummy4fb 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.

  • gouthamkotera on May 10, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Wonderful cricketer!!!!!!

  • dummy4fb on May 10, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    just awesome...gayle is just awesome

  • KingofBlades on May 9, 2011, 23:39 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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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