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

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/0   CH Gayle 12* (14b 1x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 1.1-1-6-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/0   CH Gayle 18* (15b 1x4 2x6)   RJ Harris 1.2-1-12-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/1   CH Gayle 35* (24b 3x4 3x6)   P Kumar 3.1-0-21-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/1   CH Gayle 41* (25b 3x4 4x6)   P Kumar 3.2-0-27-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 88/1   CH Gayle 56* (29b 5x4 5x6)   L Ablish 0.5-0-11-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 95/1   CH Gayle 63* (31b 5x4 6x6)   PP Chawla 0.1-0-6-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 101/1   CH Gayle 69* (32b 5x4 7x6)   PP Chawla 0.2-0-12-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/1   CH Gayle 89* (41b 8x4 8x6)   AM Nayar 0.5-0-8-0

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 141/1   CH Gayle 96* (43b 8x4 9x6)   R McLaren 2.1-0-22-1

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 174/3   AB de Villiers 9* (5b 1x6)   PP Chawla 3.4-0-35-2

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore 196/5   AB de Villiers 25* (11b 2x4 2x6)   R McLaren 3.5-0-39-1





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