Indian Premier League - 47th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 85 runs

Sherul: "About the team news, have Bangalore selected Deepika Padukone today? ...They usually seem to win if she's at the ground..."

Players walk out to the middle. All set to go. Here come Gayle and Dilshan. One more game before the Sri Lanka captain leaves for England. PK with the new ball.

Jay: "I hope Chris Gayle explodes today same as Viru did yesterday. Need to catch up some Fantasy Points today."

There is just enough time left to check out the latest edition of our IPL Chatter. I always knew George Binoy and Nitin Sundar loved that. Chattering, that is.

It's the age of the social network. Retirements are announced through Twitter. Follow @ESPNcricinfo for everything that is newsy and breaks. Never a dull moment, or tweet. Guaranteed.

Bangalore have had a long break as well. Nitin Sundar caught up with their coach, Ray Jennings, and here is what he had to say.

Some time to go for the start. Have a look at Sid Talya's preview, and also check out Howzat, the online social cricket game.

Toss Gilchrist wins the toss and Punjab will bowl

Gilchrist: "Ryan McLaren and Luv Ablish come in today. More than the green, there are some dark areas on the pitch."

Vettori: "Asad Pathan comes in. 170-180 is something you can compete with, given the short boundaries here."

The cracks on the pitch appear a bit wider than usual. There is a bit of grass as well. Adam Gilchrist thinks the pitch is 'interesting'.

Given the play-and-take-a-flight schedule of the IPL, it is surprising that Punjab have played only seven times so far. Now comes the deluge. They play six times in the next 12 days.

Hello all, welcome to game 47 of IPL 2011. Amid the blur of games gone by, I can vaguely remember a tight opening match between Chennai and Kolkata. A few years seem to have passed between then and now. Actually no. Only 46 games to be precise. No problem. We still have 27 more to go.

0.1

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

0.2

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

0.3

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

No fielder on the leg side behind square. PK goes round the wicket

0.4

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

0.5

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, gives him some width outside off stump, Dilshan goes hard at it and punches without timing to mid off

Bala: "Can anyone tell me how come each IPL team plays only 14 matches in the round-robin inspite of having 10 teams in total. I dont get it." Give up, Bala. You are better off trying to understand the theory of relativity

0.6

Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, more width, and short in length too, Dilshan likes it, stands in the crease, and cuts hard over point, thank you very much

End of over 1 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
TM Dilshan    4* (2b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-9-0
CH Gayle    5* (4b 1x4)     

Ryan Harris will share the new ball

1.1

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

1.2

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

1.3

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

1.4

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

1.5

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

1.6

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

End of over 2 (3 runs, maiden) Royal Challengers Bangalore 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
CH Gayle    5* (10b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-1-0-0
TM Dilshan    4* (2b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-9-0

2.1

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

2.2

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

2.3

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

PK is struggling a bit in the field

2.4

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, no matter what the track is doing, Dilshan knows no lower gear, he stands in the crease and tries to play his swat-drive, gets an inside edge as this one bounces high

2.5

Kumar to Dilshan, FOUR, there is no one at deep square leg, there is no one at fine leg, Dilshan gets a length ball on leg stump, and is happy to flick it away in a flash, the man from deep midwicket runs in a mile and puts in the dive, in vain as he touches the rope

2.6

Kumar to Dilshan, no run, reverts to the line outside off stump, Dilshan sticks to swat-driving, more bounce again, and Dilshan is beaten

End of over 3 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
TM Dilshan    8* (5b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-14-0
CH Gayle    6* (13b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-1-0-0

3.1

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

3.2

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

3.3

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

3.4

Harris to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan is not getting left behind, he wants some of the action too,. gets a short ball and swivels furiously for the pull, Punjab persist to having no one in the region of deep square leg, dilshan get four

3.5

Harris to Dilshan, FOUR, beautiful drive, why does he bother with those forcing shots when he can do this, pitched up and he hangs the bat out, ball hits middle and disappears in the gap between cover and point

3.6

Harris to Dilshan, no run, creamed, absolutely creamed off the front foot, but straight to extra cover

End of over 4 (21 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/0 (RR: 9.50)
TM Dilshan    16* (8b 4x4)      RJ Harris    2-1-21-0
CH Gayle    19* (16b 1x4 2x6)      P Kumar    2-0-14-0

4.1

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

4.2

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

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.5

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

4.6

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

End of over 5 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 47/1 (RR: 9.40)
CH Gayle    28* (21b 3x4 2x6)      R McLaren    1-0-9-1
V Kohli    0* (0b)      RJ Harris    2-1-21-0

Madan: "After googling, I understood the 14- games format. A mixture of NBA, NFL and MLB formats. Not in a very good way though. Too confusing." I had warned you

5.1

Kumar to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off stump, left alone

5.2

Kumar to Kohli, no run, keeps a touch low as it comes in with the angle on off, Virat does a SAchin as he crouches down after keeping it out

5.3

Kumar to Kohli, no run, tight stuff from PK now, not much movement but on a straight line around off stump, Virat plays it out on the leg side

5.4

Kumar to Kohli, no run, the swing comes back, bowled fuller with more zip from the wrist, and it moves further away outside off as Virat has a go at it and misses

5.5

Kumar to Kohli, 1 run, how did that miss the stumps? Virat had almost committed harakiri, plonking one in front of extra cover and calling Gayle for the run, he was nowhere to be seen when McLaren dived and lobbed the ball at the non-striker's stumps, it seemed to be heading for timber but swerved just a bit in the end, missing by millimetres, or any smaller unit you can think of

Gilly is standing up to the stumps

5.6

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

End of over 6 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/1 (RR: 8.00)
CH Gayle    28* (22b 3x4 2x6)      P Kumar    3-0-15-0
V Kohli    1* (5b)      R McLaren    1-0-9-1

6.1

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

Ashirvad: "@Abhishek: Why did u WARNED him, why not GAYLED him or GILCHRISTED him as they are playing today, are you trying to remind me about warneys IPL retirement????"

6.2

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

6.2

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

6.3

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

6.4

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

6.5

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

6.6

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

End of over 7 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/1 (RR: 7.85)
CH Gayle    29* (23b 3x4 2x6)      R McLaren    2-0-16-1
V Kohli    6* (10b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-0-15-0

7.1

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

7.2

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

7.3

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

7.4

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

7.5

Kumar to Kohli, 1 run, Virat shuffles and plays one of those whippy flicks in front of square leg for a single

7.6

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

End of over 8 (22 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 77/1 (RR: 9.62)
CH Gayle    50* (28b 5x4 4x6)      P Kumar    4-0-37-0
V Kohli    7* (11b 1x4)      R McLaren    2-0-16-1

Rakesh: "That's silly. The umpire can call for a review of the noball if he thinks that the batsmen might be not out and at the same time, when there is a massive edge that he missed, and the fielder's appeal very confidently, he does not take a review. Game is loaded too much in favour of the batsmen."

Jim: "Opposition captains still do not get that the good way to restrict Gayle is to bring on the spinners soon."

Hussain: "@Ashirvad: Abhishek should've SEHWAGED him, thats the latest from yesterday....lets wait and watch if KXIP will be GAYLED today?"

8.1

Ablish to Kohli, no run, gets some bounce on this back of a length ball outside off stump, he comes forward and pushes it away to point

8.2

Ablish to Kohli, FOUR, lovely use of the angle, Virat gets one coming in from wide of the crease, and wrists it over mdiwicket, just sent the ball in its way with a quick twirl

8.3

Ablish to Kohli, no run, bowls this one straighter and still fuller, he pats it back to the bowler

8.4

Ablish to Kohli, 1 run, tucked away off the pads through square leg

8.5

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

8.6

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

End of over 9 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/1 (RR: 9.88)
CH Gayle    57* (30b 5x4 5x6)      L Ablish    1-0-12-0
V Kohli    12* (15b 2x4)      P Kumar    4-0-37-0

9.1

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

9.2

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

9.3

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

9.4

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

9.5

Chawla to Kohli, no run, bowled slowly through the air, turns away and Virat guides it toward short third man

9.6

Chawla to Kohli, 1 run, a touch short and angled in, he goes back ti turn it backward of square leg

End of over 10 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/1 (RR: 10.30)
V Kohli    13* (17b 2x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-14-0
CH Gayle    70* (34b 5x4 7x6)      L Ablish    1-0-12-0

10.1

Ablish to Kohli, 2 runs, short, wide but does not disappear, Virat goes hard at it and gets it towards deep point for a couple

10.2

Ablish to Kohli, FOUR, well played, Virat goes outside leg stump, and picks a length ball over extra cover, authoritative stroke

10.3

Ablish to Kohli, 1 run, slower one, he allows it to come on and pushes for a single towards covers

10.4

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

10.5

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

10.6

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

End of over 11 (19 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/1 (RR: 11.09)
CH Gayle    82* (37b 8x4 7x6)      L Ablish    2-0-31-0
V Kohli    20* (20b 3x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-14-0

11.1

Chawla to Kohli, no run, cut away to point off the back foot

11.2

Chawla to Kohli, FOUR, Virat continues to stamp his class amid the mayhem, gets inside the line of a flighted one, and whip-drives it past extra cover, long off has no chance, it was timed so well

11.3

Chawla to Kohli, no run, looks to pulls this one that goes on with the angle, misses

11.4

Chawla to Kohli, no run

11.5

Chawla to Kohli, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

11.6

Chawla to Kohli, no run, cut fiercely off the back foot, but straight to point

End of over 12 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/1 (RR: 10.50)
V Kohli    24* (26b 4x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-18-0
CH Gayle    82* (37b 8x4 7x6)      L Ablish    2-0-31-0

12.1

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

12.2

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

Gilly comes up to the stumps

12.3

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

12.4

Nayar to Kohli, 1 run, shortish and sitting up outside off, Virat throws his bat at it, but extra cover takes some pace off the ball as he gets a hand to it

12.5

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

12.6

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

End of over 13 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 135/1 (RR: 10.38)
CH Gayle    90* (42b 8x4 8x6)      AM Nayar    1-0-9-0
V Kohli    25* (27b 4x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-18-0

abhinav: "How can you write so fast ? Do u have time to breathe ?" I am alive, barely

13.1

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

13.2

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

13.3

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

13.4

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

13.5

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

13.6

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

End of over 14 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/1 (RR: 10.64)
CH Gayle    103* (46b 9x4 9x6)      R McLaren    3-0-30-1
V Kohli    26* (29b 4x4)      AM Nayar    1-0-9-0

14.1

Chawla to Kohli, 1 run, flatter one angling in, he goes back and whips it through midwicket

Hugh: "Hope Brendon McCullum has his 158 well-guarded, because it's in big danger."

14.2

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

14.3

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

14.4

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

14.5

Chawla to de Villiers, 1 run, wristily whips this one from around off stump to long on

14.6

Chawla to Kohli, OUT, gone! Piyush gets another one, too full and close for the cut, but Virat went for it, the ball hurried on, and clattered in to the stumps, Virat went flat down on his back on the ground as if to ram home the point that the ball kept low, the lad gets an A for theatrics, Piyush points towards the dressing room for effect

V Kohli b Chawla 27 (46m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 87.09

End of over 15 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 155/3 (RR: 10.33)
     PP Chawla    3-0-24-2
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      R McLaren    3-0-30-1

karthik: "I think, Gayle was furious that Sehwag left his name in yesterday's post match presentation, "batsmen like Warner, or me, or Gilchrist or Tendulkar, can do anything if we play for so many overs". Thats why we are seeing this today."

maruf: "@Hugh, thanks for jinxing it!!!! grrrrr"

vaibhav: "Great work Hugh ! You saved Brendon McCullum's 158 .. "

15.1

Ablish to de Villiers, 1 run, this seems other-worldly now, a busy single after a soft-handed push in front of extra cover

15.2

Ablish to Tiwary, 1 run, goes back, drops a length ball in front of point for another quick run

15.3

Ablish to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes away towards extra cover

15.4

Ablish to Tiwary, FOUR, down the pads, screaming "hit me", Tiwary flicks it past short fine leg, that'll do

15.5

Ablish to Tiwary, 1 run, walks down the track, and pushes this one away past cover

15.6

Ablish to de Villiers, no run, slower one, he guides it towards point off the front foot

End of over 16 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 163/3 (RR: 10.18)
AB de Villiers    3* (4b)      L Ablish    3-0-39-0
SS Tiwary    6* (3b 1x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-24-2

there is a slip in place. Staggering

16.1

Chawla to Tiwary, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

16.2

Chawla to Tiwary, FOUR, pitched up fuller, Tiwary waits for it, and swings it over cow corner

16.3

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, charges down the track, looking for the big swing, mistimes it past extra cover towards long off, looked like the wrong 'un

16.4

Chawla to de Villiers, SIX, now AB decides to have a go, no fuss at all, goes down on one knee, and slogs a flat delivery in to a sea of red over deep midwicket

16.5

Chawla to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and flicks through midwicket for a single

16.6

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary with the muscular version of the slog sweep, mistimes it down to deep square leg

End of over 17 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 176/3 (RR: 10.35)
SS Tiwary    12* (7b 2x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-37-2
AB de Villiers    10* (6b 1x6)      L Ablish    3-0-39-0

pulkit: "the kohli and chawla theatre just presented a short version of the barca-real games that we have been seeing for the last 4 weeks!"

17.1

Harris to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary goes for a forcing pull to a ball that is not quite short, and picks up a single to deep midwicket

17.2

Harris to de Villiers, FOUR, AB goes for the old-fashioned hoick from the crease, and gets a top edge that flies over Gilchrist, when nothing goes your away, abandon all hope

17.3

Harris to de Villiers, FOUR, length ball and AB takes toll, slamming it over the bowler's head and in to the straight boundary

17.4

Harris to de Villiers, 1 run, belts the cover drive off the middle of the bat, but will get only a single as there is sweeper cover in place, will that go down in history as the fastest drive to reach the man on the boundary?

17.5

Harris to Tiwary, OUT, Tiwary goes this time, backs away for a slog, and ends up top-edging a short ball that Harris takes easily

SS Tiwary c & b Harris 13 (13m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

17.6

Harris to Pathan, OUT, two in two, Gilly finds some reason to smile. swings in, pitches full and continues inward to strike him on the pad, umpire Dar thinks he is a goner, and he is gone

AUK Pathan lbw b Harris 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 18 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 186/5 (RR: 10.33)
     RJ Harris    3-1-31-2
AB de Villiers    19* (9b 2x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-37-2

ahmed: "Is there a condition that you can ball yorkers only at death ? When the bowlers come across batsman like Gayle in a flat wicket, why cant they ball yorkers every alternate bowl ?" It's not a flat wicket, there is still some movement. I don't want to imagine the scenario had it been flat. Shudder

18.1

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

18.2

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

18.3

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

18.4

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

18.5

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

18.6

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

End of over 19 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 197/5 (RR: 10.36)
AB de Villiers    26* (12b 2x4 2x6)      R McLaren    4-0-40-1
M Kaif    3* (3b)      RJ Harris    3-1-31-2

19.1

Harris to de Villiers, 1 run, well bowled, 139.8 kph yorker, he manages to get his legs out of the way, and digs it out, they scamper the single as Harris rushes for the ball

19.2

Harris to Kaif, OUT, got 'em! Harris continues to get the wickets, another yorker, off the boot on to the leg stump

M Kaif b Harris 3 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

19.3

Harris to Mithun, FOUR, one more yorker, and it goes for four, well, no justice for the ones hurling it in, inside edge that runs away to the fine leg boundary, 200 up for Bangalore

19.4

Harris to Mithun, 1 run, high full toss, swiped away towards covers

19.5

Harris to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, angles this one in on a length, he swivels for the pull, but it hurries on, and he gets it away towards short fine leg

19.6

Harris to Mithun, 1 run, ends with another one in the blockhole, it is squeezed away to long off, good comeback from Harris

It rained boundaries, and Punjab sank under the force of Chirs Gayle. Gayle: "Looking at the start it was like Test cricket with the ball moving around. We stuck it out there and to get over 200 is a good job. Couple of the short boundaries are a bit small here, I have been hitting them well in the nets. My 100 against KKR still stands out and will have to wait for the result of this one before judging both."

End of over 20 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 205/6
A Mithun    6* (3b 1x4)      RJ Harris    4-1-38-3
AB de Villiers    27* (14b 2x4 2x6)      R McLaren    4-0-40-1
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May 6, 2011

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli celebrate Piyush Chawla's dismissal, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2011, Bangalore, May 6, 2011

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