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)

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 Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan departs, he tried to pick a length ball over midwicket, is not in control of the shot as bat turns in the hands, the ball goes a mile to get a view of the Bangalore skyline and comes down to find PK waiting, he takes it calmly

TM Dilshan c Kumar b McLaren 16 (23m 9b 4x4 0x6) SR: 177.77


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   R McLaren 1-0-9-1

McLaren to Kohli, no run, angles a length ball in from very wide of the crease, bounces extra and makes Virat go back to push it back to ryan


McLaren to Kohli, 1 wide, the angle is over-cooked on this one, makes it go wide down leg


McLaren to Kohli, no run, Virat is playing very carefully, watches a length ball right to the end and watchfully pushes it away to cover


McLaren to Kohli, no run, Virat is gone, or so it seems, went for a forcing pull to a back of a length ball that bounced extra and took a healthy edge on its way to Gilly, even as Punjab are celebrating, umpire Tiffin wonders what the fuss is about, he didn't think that was an edge, if there wasn't, I am Mohammad Ali


McLaren to Kohli, FOUR, well, well, that is what you get after having a wicket denied, you are smashed for a boundary straight down the ground, Virat takes a step out to a full ball and bashes it between bowler and mid off, justice denied and then rubbed in


McLaren to Kohli, 1 run, now he works him for a single in front of square leg


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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/1   R McLaren 2-0-16-1

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 Kohli, no run, shortish and wide, Virat goes hard at it from the crease and is beaten


McLaren to Kohli, 1 run, gets on top of a short one and pulls it wide of deep midwicket, but Gayle wants the century fast, he has taken only 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   R McLaren 3-0-30-1

McLaren to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, goes for a pull from outside leg stump, misses and takes it on the body


McLaren to Kaif, no run, swing-and-a-miss as he tries to make room and slog a short one


McLaren to Kaif, 2 runs, gets on top of this short delivery, Kaif, and pulls it wide of deep midwicket, who dives to his left to save the boundary


McLaren to Kaif, 1 run, another drop, this time it is Dinesh, Kaif went for another pull, this one was not short enough, he got a top edge that went steepling up towards midwicket, Dinesh had it covered and clanged it


McLaren to de Villiers, SIX, as effortless as it gets, AB uses the angle in to him to get maximum, stays back, lets the fuller one comes on, and swings it over deep midwicket, back leg turns in rhythm as well


McLaren to de Villiers, 1 run, will keep the strike with a single on the off side

Royal Challengers Bangalore 197/5   R McLaren 4-0-40-1





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