Indian Premier League, 47th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab at Bengaluru, May 6, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 85 runs
6 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Kumar to Gayle, no run, ripper, pitches leg, and then decides to zip across Gayle from a length, he pushes and is beaten


Kumar to Gayle, no run, a bit further up this time, same result, this one moves away in the air, and then continues on that path, Gayle manages another feeble push


Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, this is more like Gayle, after two went away, this one came in, Gayle had already made up his mind, came down the track, and clobbered it over midwicket


Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, bangs this one short of a length on leg and gets it to straighten, Gayle rides the bounce, plonks it down and picks up a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/0   CH Gayle 5* (4b 1x4)

Harris to Gayle, no run, now Harris gets one to zip away sharply, pitches back of a length outside leg and rushes across Gayle outside off, he pulled back his bat a bit in the end


Harris to Gayle, no run, Gayle abandons niceties like defence and charges down the track, Harris angles this one away, and Gayle is beaten, swinging inside the line


Harris to Gayle, no run, and again, this time he backed away outside leg and came down the track as well, missed with the big swing, and the ball went over the stumps


Harris to Gayle, no run, there is lots of lateral movement on this pitch, again Gayle is beaten by one that pitches around middle and leg, and zooms away from Gayle, leaving him looking befuddled


Harris to Gayle, no run, Gayle persists with the attempts at tonking the ball out of sight, only issue is, he can't connect at the moment as he rushes down the track again


Harris to Gayle, 3 leg byes, can't put bat to ball, but there are other ways to get runs, like getting the ball off your pads behind square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 12/0   CH Gayle 5* (10b 1x4)

Kumar to Gayle, no run, PK continues to get the ball to move away appreciably, but this one is some way outside off stump, and for once Gayle is happy to leave it alone


Kumar to Gayle, no run, more movement, Gayle is beaten outside off stump as another one goes across him


Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle manages to get away from all the intense examination, tucking one off his pads to midwicket

Royal Challengers Bangalore 13/0   CH Gayle 6* (13b 1x4)

Harris to Gayle, SIX, clobber! finally, after eons, Gayle gets one in his slot, full, around off stump, Gayle gets front leg out of the way, and hammers it over long off, there is a man there, he is just closer to the action, can't do anything else


Harris to Gayle, SIX, bigger, this time he walks across the stumps, stands with legs spread apart, and mows a length ball over wide long on


Harris to Gayle, 1 run, the two sixes seem to have rattled Punjab, Gayle picks up a single off a misfield around square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 30/0   CH Gayle 19* (16b 1x4 2x6)

McLaren to Gayle, no run, Gayle tries to welcome McLaren with a big swing, but misses the ball going across him


McLaren to Gayle, FOUR, swatted away! length ball outside off stump, Gayle stands in the crease and whips it past mid on, that's as close as he is getting to VVS Laxman


McLaren to Gayle, no run, good ball from McLaren, the yorker outside leg stump as he sees Gayle backing away, dug out back to the bowler


McLaren to Gayle, 1 run, hits this one in to the covers for a single


McLaren to Gayle, FOUR, wickets make no difference to Gayle, he gets a fuller one angled across him, and goes hard at it in cavalier fashion, slicing it high and one bounce in to the deep point boundary

Royal Challengers Bangalore 47/1   CH Gayle 28* (21b 3x4 2x6)

Kumar to Gayle, no run, patted back to the bowler off the back foot

Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/1   CH Gayle 28* (22b 3x4 2x6)

McLaren to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle goes back and gets a length ball towards midwicket to keep the strike

Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/1   CH Gayle 29* (23b 3x4 2x6)

Kumar to Gayle, SIX, smoked! Gayle stands motionless, but as the length ball approaches him, he breaks in to a flurry of action, and creams PK over the Chinnaswamy roof


Kumar to Gayle, SIX, now he stays back to a length ball, gets back leg towards the leg side, and pulls it mercilessly, gets lot of height on it, and just gets it over the wide long on boundary


Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, no violence this time, but Punjab are bleeding nevertheless, Gayle tucks one on the pads happily past short fine leg


Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, works this one through square leg, he wanted a second, there was only one


Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, 50 off 28 balls for the big man, the crowd loves it, Gayle stands tall and belts a length ball wide of extra cover, long off dives but it trickles in to the boundary

Royal Challengers Bangalore 77/1   CH Gayle 50* (28b 5x4 4x6)

Ablish to Gayle, SIX, Gayle has no love lost for Ablish, gets underneath a slower one, and lifts it high over wide long on, there is no getting away from him


Ablish to Gayle, 1 run, if that had been middled, either it would have taken Ablish to the straight boundary with it, or the ball would have cracked in to two, fortunately the big man does not time it, and gets a single towards long on

Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/1   CH Gayle 57* (30b 5x4 5x6)

Chawla to Gayle, SIX, this is painful to watch, the bowler might as well be replaced by a machine, everything is disappeared, Piyush does not help by bowling a short one and Gayle kills it over midwicket


Chawla to Gayle, SIX, Piyush tries the flatter one, so Gayle goes flat as well, rocks back and pulls it for a flat six, brings up the 100 as well


Chawla to Gayle, no run, for once, he is beaten as Piyush slants one wide across him


Chawla to Gayle, 1 run, tucked away in front of square for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 102/1   CH Gayle 70* (34b 5x4 7x6)

Ablish to Gayle, FOUR, full toss, Gayle hammers it, it is hit so hard that it bursts throgh extra cover's hands. bowler thinks it is fielder's fault for letting it go, fielder thinks why did he have to get in the way


Ablish to Gayle, FOUR, no one needs to take blame for this one apart from the bowler, low full toss on the stumps, Gayle makes enough room to swing the arms and belts it straight past the non-striker


Ablish to Gayle, FOUR, even an outside edge gets him four, it is pouring boundaries, Gayle pushes at one going across and it is too far from Gilly's dive

Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/1   CH Gayle 82* (37b 8x4 7x6)

Nayar to Gayle, no run, stays in the crease and pushes a length ball on the off side


Nayar to Gayle, no run, charges out and has a huge heave but misses this one


Nayar to Gayle, 1 run, Nayar drops it marginally short, and Gayle pings deep midwicket with a furious pull


Nayar to Gayle, SIX, and another one, I have lost count, half-tracker, Gayle rocks back and sends it miles in to the crowd over deep midwicket


Nayar to Gayle, 1 run, moves to 90 with a mistimed heave to long on

Royal Challengers Bangalore 135/1   CH Gayle 90* (42b 8x4 8x6)

McLaren to Gayle, SIX, moves to 96 now with a straight six over the sightscreen, just gets front leg out of the way and the monster swing does the rest, don't bowl length, don't bowl full, don't bowl short, rather stop bowling, go on strike, that;s the trend anyways these days


McLaren to Gayle, 1 run, mistimes a forcing swipe in to the leg side for a single


McLaren to Gayle, 2 runs, gets to 99 with a couple, high full toss on leg stump, Gayle turns it straight to short fine leg, who lets it slip through


McLaren to Gayle, FOUR, second IPL hundred for Chris Gayle, low full toss eased down to long off, Gayle jumps in the air, the smile cannot get broader, helmet comes off, high fives from Virat, the smiles manages to get even broader, Bangalore has gone wild

Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/1   CH Gayle 103* (46b 9x4 9x6)

Chawla to Gayle, no run, careful back foot defence from Gayle, never a dull moment you know


Chawla to Gayle, FOUR, now there;'s a drop as well, it's all hapening, Gayle slogs it over square leg, fielder had his eyes on the ball as it came down from stratosphere, got both hands to it, it popped out, made another attempt, it popped out again, and for good measure, rolled in to the boundary


Chawla to Gayle, OUT, it's finally over, the nightmare is finally over for Punjab, Bangalore gives a standing ovation to Chris Gayle as he walks off after pulling a short one straight to deep midwicket, the storm has blown over, Punjab have been left wrecked

CH Gayle c Harris b Chawla 107 (68m 49b 10x4 9x6) SR: 218.36

Royal Challengers Bangalore 154/2   CH Gayle 107 (49b 10x4 9x6)





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