Indian Premier League, 35th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors at Bangalore, Apr 29, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 26 runs
29 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Thomas to Gayle, no run, good ball to start, on a length and curves in to Gayle, who defends off the front foot

0.2

Thomas to Gayle, no run, just outside off, Gayle wants to flat bat that down the ground, gets a bottom edge and the ball rolls to the bowler

0.3

Thomas to Gayle, no run, full ball on middle and off, blocked from the crease by Gayle

0.4

Thomas to Gayle, 2 runs, Bangalore are away, a short ball on legstump, Gayle is surprised by that one but he manages to help it to fine leg

0.5

Thomas to Gayle, no run, keeps it short of a length and angles it away from Gayle, who skates out of the crease and looks to smash the ball to long-on but misses

0.6

Thomas to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball to end the over, 105kmh when he has operated around 130kmh previously, bit of width and Gayle slaps it behind point for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/0   CH Gayle 3* (6b)
1.1

Taylor to Gayle, 1 run, starts with a loosener on middle and stump, worked towards square leg for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0   CH Gayle 4* (7b)
2.1

Kamran Khan to Gayle, FOUR, welcomed with a boundary, a short of length ball outside off, Gayle dances down and scythes the ball past extra cover, where Yuvraj Singh decides against diving when he moight have had a chance of stopping the ball

2.2

Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, Gayle wants to sends that one into orbit, doesn't connect

2.3

Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, this time he has snet it into orbit, not much footwork, just gets a little forward and golf-swings the ball over long-off for six

2.4

Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, slips in the bouncer, Gayle looks for the pull but doesn't go for the shot

2.5

Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, bang! Gayle is not surprised by that short ball at all, he gets forward and absolutely murders that one over long-on, a 97m six

2.6

Kamran Khan to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle's in the mood here, once more he get a stride in and swats a short of length ball outside off, doesn't get hold of it as well as the previous ball, lands just short of the cover boundary

Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/0   CH Gayle 24* (13b 2x4 2x6)
3.4

Taylor to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball, an offcutter, Gayle had to wait for that one to reach him, he adjusts his stroke and bunts the ball towards mid-on

Royal Challengers Bangalore 32/0   CH Gayle 25* (14b 2x4 2x6)
4.4

Thomas to Gayle, 1 run, the slower one from Thomas, Gayle was charging out, he swiped it forcefully towards long-on, there's a fielder waiting, he takes it on the bounce

4.6

Thomas to Gayle, no run, fires it outside off, and on a length, Gayle was backing away from legstump, he can't get bat on ball, superb from Thomas

Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/0   CH Gayle 26* (16b 2x4 2x6)
5.2

Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, swish and a miss, shortish and outside off, connects only with air, murderous intent there from Gayle

5.3

Kamran Khan to Gayle, FOUR, 138.2 kmh from Kamran, doesn't help him as Gayle swings him to the midwicket boundary, not off the middle of the bat but enough power behind it

5.4

Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, Save Kamran Khan, Gayle is slamming him around, short of length and outside off, Gayle gets forward and hammers that over long-on, the fifty comes up

5.5

Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, what a shot from Gayle, he can do no wrong here, an overpitched ball outside off, Gayle sends this one soaring over the backward point and into the stands, Kamran 1.5-0-37-0, yikes!

5.6

Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, the full toss and he gets away with it, Gayle whips it to short fine leg, a few yards either side and that was racing away for four

Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/0   CH Gayle 42* (21b 3x4 4x6)
7.2

Manhas to Gayle, 1 run, length ball outside off, just enough room for Gayle to power the ball towards deep point

7.6

Manhas to Gayle, 2 runs, just outside off, dabbed past backward point by Gayle, a misfield allows an extra run

Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/1   CH Gayle 45* (23b 3x4 4x6)
8.2

Sharma to Gayle, 1 bye, an inside-edge takes the ball past the keeper for a single

8.5

Sharma to Gayle, FOUR, once more Gayle is troubled by the turn, it spins into him off a length, gets an inside-edge after he skips away past leg, races away past the keeper for four

8.6

Sharma to Gayle, OUT, Sharma doing the job for Pune, he's got another big wicket now, Yuvraj has a big grin on his face, a length ball pitching on middle and strikes Gayle on the pads as he is stuck on the crease, it might have been a bit too high but the umpire was satisfied, no half-century for Gayle

CH Gayle lbw b Sharma 49 (26b 4x4 4x6) SR: 188.46

Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/2   CH Gayle 49 (26b 4x4 4x6)
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