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, 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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0   CH Gayle 4* (3b 1x4)   P Kumar 0.3-0-4-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 9/0   TM Dilshan 4* (2b 1x4)   P Kumar 1-0-9-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/0   TM Dilshan 8* (4b 2x4)   P Kumar 1.5-0-14-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 34/0   TM Dilshan 12* (6b 3x4)   RJ Harris 1.4-1-17-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/0   TM Dilshan 16* (7b 4x4)   RJ Harris 1.5-1-21-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 42/0   CH Gayle 23* (18b 2x4 2x6)   R McLaren 0.2-0-4-0

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)   R McLaren 1-0-9-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/1   V Kohli 5* (9b 1x4)   R McLaren 1.4-0-14-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 71/1   CH Gayle 45* (26b 4x4 4x6)   P Kumar 3.3-0-31-0

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)   P Kumar 4-0-37-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 81/1   V Kohli 11* (13b 2x4)   L Ablish 0.2-0-4-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 109/1   V Kohli 19* (19b 3x4)   L Ablish 1.2-0-18-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 114/1   CH Gayle 74* (35b 6x4 7x6)   L Ablish 1.4-0-23-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 118/1   CH Gayle 78* (36b 7x4 7x6)   L Ablish 1.5-0-27-0

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)   L Ablish 2-0-31-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/1   V Kohli 24* (22b 4x4)   PP Chawla 1.2-0-18-0

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)   R McLaren 3-0-30-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 154/1   CH Gayle 107* (48b 10x4 9x6)   PP Chawla 2.3-0-23-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 162/3   SS Tiwary 5* (2b 1x4)   L Ablish 2.4-0-38-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 167/3   SS Tiwary 10* (5b 2x4)   PP Chawla 3.2-0-28-2

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 181/3   AB de Villiers 14* (7b 1x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 2.2-1-26-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 185/3   AB de Villiers 18* (8b 2x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 2.3-1-30-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 202/6   A Mithun 4* (1b 1x4)   RJ Harris 3.3-1-36-3





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