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)

Back for the chase. Unfinished dinner. So what's new? Gilchrist and Valthaty walk out. Zaheer Khan to run in


Khan to Gilchrist, OUT, gone first ball! boy, what a break for Bangalore, Gilly pushed a straight ball past Zaheer, and rushed down for the single, mid on got to the ball and fired in the throw, Gilly was still lumbering in when he was found short by the direct hit

AC Gilchrist run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

girish: "Me be u guys should have a snack timeout every 5 overs to catch up on ur small dinner break..." I like that


Khan to Valthaty, no run, stands in the crease and goes hard at a short and wide one, is beaten, and Zaheer lets him know with a colourful mouthful


Khan to Valthaty, 1 wide, 135.9 kph and slides this one down the leg side off a length, some inward shape on it


Khan to Valthaty, 1 run, mid off is a bit deep, and that allows them to get the single off a backfoot punch

Nayar is in at No 3, wonder why?


Khan to Nayar, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps and flicks a length ball to fine leg

ravi: "you should use strategic timeouts for dinner you know..plenty of them." Can't I just say, time please?


Khan to Valthaty, no run, punches off the back foot, and it goes to point on the bounce


Khan to Valthaty, 1 run, pegged on the back foot by one that cuts back in from short of a length, gets it in front of midwicket and they take him on for a quick run

End of over 1 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 4/1 (202 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 10.63)

    • PC Valthaty 2 (4b)
    • AM Nayar 1 (1b)
    • Z Khan 1-0-4-0

davusar: "Trivia: out of the 7 games where the team batted first and lost 6 wickets won the match! ha there is always one exception CSK jinxed it against Pune Warriors."


Aravind to Valthaty, no run, goes hard at one angled across him from the crease, and is beaten


Aravind to Valthaty, no run, cramped for room by the one that nips back in, he is looking very uncomfortable out there


Aravind to Valthaty, 1 run, mistimes the forcing pull and gets a single wide of mid on


Aravind to Nayar, no run, punched towards covers, another direct hit at the non-striker;s, Valthaty was back just in time before middle stump flew out of the ground


Aravind to Nayar, no run, leaves Nayar groping outside off stump with one that zips away


Aravind to Nayar, OUT, that will be the end of Nayar, wonder what they were thinking sending him at No 3, shuffled across and flicked a full one off the pads straight to Tiwary at square leg

AM Nayar c Tiwary b Aravind 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 2 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 5/2 (201 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 11.16)

    • PC Valthaty 3 (7b)
    • S Aravind 1-0-1-1
    • Z Khan 1-0-4-0

Shaun Marsh is next man in. There is man at forward short, not quite short, leg


Khan to Valthaty, 1 wide, short and wide outside off stump, he reaches out but it is too far from him


Khan to Valthaty, 1 run, length ball pushed away to mid off


Khan to Marsh, no run, well left, close to off stump from over the stumps and Marsh lets it go


Khan to Marsh, 1 run, played with soft hands from the crease and even as it moves away to take a thick edge, it rolls along the ground past backward point


Khan to Valthaty, FOUR, Valthaty goes on a leg, goes deep in the crease and pulls a short one in front of square leg for a boundary


Khan to Valthaty, FOUR, another short ball, he goes hard on the pull, does not time it well, but does enough to take it past the vacant midwicket region and in to the boundary


Khan to Valthaty, FOUR, finishes the over with another boundary, just stands tall, and punches a length ball on the up, it bounces extra to go uppishly, but in the gap between cover and mid off

End of over 3 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 20/2 (186 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 10.94)

    • PC Valthaty 16 (11b 3x4)
    • SE Marsh 1 (2b)
    • Z Khan 2-0-19-0
    • S Aravind 1-0-1-1

Aravind to Marsh, 1 run, solidly forward in defence comes March, gets a bit of an inside edge on the leg side


Aravind to Valthaty, no run, clobber goes Valthaty, hits hard from the crease but straight to mid off


Aravind to Valthaty, no run, backs away outside leg, he bowls it across the batsman who has a swing, and a miss


Aravind to Valthaty, 1 run, was that an edge, there was some excitement from the bowler, but anyways it fell short of AB as he went for a slog on the leg side


Aravind to Marsh, 1 run, pushed away off the front foot towards mid on


Aravind to Valthaty, FOUR, Valthaty does not bother with things such as foot work, and this time it works for him, swings forcefully at a length ball going across and lofts it high over wide mid off

End of over 4 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 27/2 (179 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 11.18)

    • PC Valthaty 21 (15b 4x4)
    • SE Marsh 3 (4b)
    • S Aravind 2-0-8-1
    • Z Khan 2-0-19-0

sudarsan: "I have seen AB on mike in every match. I think that irritates the batsman right. May be that is one of the strategies." Eh? Gayle comes on for some off spin


Gayle to Marsh, no run, tosses it up from round the stumps, pushed away off the front foot


Gayle to Marsh, 1 run, shortish and angled in, pulled away to square leg who fumbles to concede the run


Gayle to Valthaty, OUT, gone! it's Gayle night at the Chinnaswamy, flighted outside leg stump, and he gets a wicket, he looked to turn it but closed the face early, getting an edge that looped tamely to square leg, Gayle does a neat jig as he celebrates

PC Valthaty c Mithun b Gayle 21 (22m 16b 4x4 0x6) SR: 131.25

Dinesh comes in to face Gayle


Gayle to Karthik, no run, pats this fuller one down the track


Gayle to Karthik, FOUR, low full toss and he gets it away, going down for the reverse sweep and getting it past short third man


Gayle to Karthik, 1 run, shuffles and works a length ball towards midwicket

End of over 5 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 33/3 (173 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 11.53)

    • KD Karthik 5 (3b 1x4)
    • SE Marsh 4 (6b)
    • CH Gayle 1-0-6-1
    • S Aravind 2-0-8-1

Aravind to Karthik, 1 run, shuffles to turn a length ball towards midwicket for a single


Aravind to Marsh, no run, goes for a pull off the front foot from outside off stump but cannot beat square leg


Aravind to Marsh, OUT, and another one goes! Punjab will want to forget this evening quickly, another leading edge, looked to work a length ball on the leg side, plays it early, Aravind accepts the dolly

SE Marsh c & b Aravind 4 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Aravind to Sunny Singh, 1 run, flicked away to square leg where Tiwary moves to his right to field


Aravind to Karthik, 1 run, pushes out with high elbow and picks a single to deepish mid off


Aravind to Sunny Singh, 2 runs, forcing push past the bowler, it gathers momentum as it runs along the ground, Vettori lumbers after it but there is another man around to stop it

End of over 6 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 38/4 (168 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 12.00)

    • Sunny Singh 3 (2b)
    • KD Karthik 7 (5b 1x4)
    • S Aravind 3-0-13-2
    • CH Gayle 1-0-6-1

Mithun to Karthik, FOUR, well played, angled in to the pads, and he flicks it in the air to the deep square leg boundary, crowd goes dead silent


Mithun to Karthik, FOUR, shortish this time, dinesh walks out and pulls through midwicket


Mithun to Karthik, 1 run, goes for the back foot punch but edges it in to the ground

Karn: "Goodness me! Look what Gayle can do. I'm here in Indonesia watching the game on my laptop, suddenly this Texan kid comes over, and it was that Harris over (that went for 21). Next thing I see, even Indonesians and Koreans, who have no clue about the game, are enjoying Gayle's hitting. Now, that's what is universal entertainment!"


Mithun to Sunny Singh, 1 run, tucked off the pads backward of square for a single


Mithun to Karthik, 1 run, comes forward to drive a length ball that is cut off by sweeper cover


Mithun to Sunny Singh, no run, short of a good length and turned to midwicket, dinesh had rushed out for the single, and had to dive back in

End of over 7 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 49/4 (157 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 12.07)

    • Sunny Singh 4 (4b)
    • KD Karthik 17 (9b 3x4)
    • A Mithun 1-0-11-0
    • S Aravind 3-0-13-2

Vettori to Karthik, no run, pushed away in to the off side


Vettori to Karthik, no run, this one hurries on with the arm, he goes on the back foot and jabs it away


Vettori to Karthik, 1 run, goes back and works this one past midwicket, Punjab dawdling along, at least they are not losing wickets


Vettori to Sunny Singh, OUT, I had to say that, didn't I? next ball Sunny abandons his crease, he is not close to the pitch and still has a go, Pathan settles under it close to the rope at long on and takes a high well-judged catch

Sunny Singh c Pathan b Vettori 4 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00


Vettori to Karthik, 1 run, bowled slowly and turning away, he opens the face to run it to short third man


Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, flighted one tucked backward of square leg, Gayle comes in from short fine to field

End of over 8 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 52/5 (154 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 12.83)

    • R McLaren 1 (1b)
    • KD Karthik 19 (13b 3x4)
    • DL Vettori 1-0-3-1
    • A Mithun 1-0-11-0

nish: "@Karn: IPL in Indonesia?! Awesome! Tell your Indonesian friends not to start playing the game though. There is no room for Associates until the 2019 worldcup thanks to ICC!"


Gayle to McLaren, 2 runs, shuffles and turns this one in to the vacant midwicket area, and they come back for the second


Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover


Gayle to Karthik, 1 run, bends the knee and swings this one backward of square leg


Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, pushed away in to the off side


Gayle to Karthik, OUT, Gayle has another one, goes down for the sweep, full delivery hits him on the half volley, that is straight, that is dead, that is gone, and Gayle's smile just gets broader and broader

KD Karthik lbw b Gayle 20 (19m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 133.33


Gayle to Chawla, 1 run, banged in short, he looks to turn it fine but gets a top edge that goes over the keeper

End of over 9 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 58/6 (148 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.44, RRR: 13.45)

    • PP Chawla 1 (1b)
    • R McLaren 5 (4b)
    • CH Gayle 2-0-12-2
    • DL Vettori 1-0-3-1

aditi: "@Karn: No, no. Tell them to start playing so there's more pressure on the ICC. One more country to rally around, and all that." I like that activism

Karn: "This is just sad now. Gayle set the standards so high, that all my friends are back to their criticize-cricket mode."


Vettori to Chawla, 1 run, pushes a flighted one off the front foot and they go for the quick single


Vettori to McLaren, no run, works away a shortish one backward of square leg


Vettori to McLaren, no run, fires this one in flat and quick, beaten on the cut


Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, works it off the back foot in front of square leg, they deliberate whether to go for the second, decide against it


Vettori to Chawla, 1 run, guided from the crease to Zaheer at short third man


Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long on, this seems like the middle overs of an ODI

End of over 10 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 62/6 (144 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.20, RRR: 14.40)

    • R McLaren 7 (8b)
    • PP Chawla 3 (3b)
    • DL Vettori 2-0-7-1
    • CH Gayle 2-0-12-2

Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, flighted around off stump, pushed away in front of cover for a single, throw comes in to AB, referred to the third umpire, he is in comfortably


Gayle to Chawla, 1 run, slashed away to short third man off the back foot


Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, low full toss, Gayle had tonked them out of sight, this one goes along the ground to long on


Gayle to Chawla, 1 run, cut away to sweeper cover for a single


Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, driven towards long off for another run


Gayle to Chawla, OUT, Gayle continues to do different versions of his celebratory jig, saw Piyush come down the track, fired it in, and the batsman yorked himself

PP Chawla b Gayle 5 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

End of over 11 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 67/7 (139 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.09, RRR: 15.44)

    • R McLaren 10 (11b)
    • CH Gayle 3-0-17-3
    • DL Vettori 2-0-7-1

Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, goes deep to work it away to deep square leg

What next? A five-wicket haul? he has an over left


Vettori to Harris, no run, defended off the front foot on the off side


Vettori to Harris, no run, the one that slides on straight with the angle, hit on the pads, going down leg


Vettori to Harris, no run, pushed away in to the leg side off the front foot


Vettori to Harris, 1 run, slower through the air, edged just past Gayle at slip


Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, whipped away to deep square leg for another single

End of over 12 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 70/7 (136 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.83, RRR: 17.00)

    • R McLaren 12 (13b)
    • RJ Harris 1 (4b)
    • DL Vettori 3-0-10-1
    • CH Gayle 3-0-17-3

Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, tossed up around off stump, driven to extra cover


Gayle to Harris, no run, tucked away off the back foot to short fine leg


Gayle to Harris, 1 run, jabs away a very full delivery towards point


Gayle to McLaren, 1 run, shortish and cut away to sweeper cover off the back foot


Gayle to Harris, no run, tossed up slowly through the air, comes down and pushes it back to the bowler


Gayle to Harris, 1 run, Gayle's spell ends with a tuck behind square leg, has to be content with three wickets, should do along with that century for the night

End of over 13 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 74/7 (132 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.69, RRR: 18.85)

    • RJ Harris 3 (8b)
    • R McLaren 14 (15b)
    • CH Gayle 4-0-21-3
    • DL Vettori 3-0-10-1

Vettori to Harris, no run, punched away on the off side


Vettori to Harris, 1 run, direct hit at the non-striker's but he was just in, umpire did not even refer it upstairs, some call that


Vettori to McLaren, no run, played out towards midwicket


Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, turned to short fine leg for a run


Vettori to Harris, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single


Vettori to McLaren, 1 run, worked away to deep backward square leg and Vettori is done for the day

End of over 14 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 78/7 (128 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.57, RRR: 21.33)

    • R McLaren 16 (18b)
    • RJ Harris 5 (11b)
    • DL Vettori 4-0-14-1
    • CH Gayle 4-0-21-3

Zaheer is back


Khan to McLaren, 1 wide, slanted wide down leg with the angle from over the wicket


Khan to McLaren, no run, guided to point off the back foot, goes to him on the bounce


Khan to McLaren, no run, wants to turn this one towards mid on but pushes it back to Zaheer


Khan to McLaren, FOUR, against all those sleepy singles and woeful wickets, McLaren shuffles across, and clips emphatically through midwicket


Khan to McLaren, 1 run, turned off the pads towards midwicket where Gayle misfields


Khan to Harris, FOUR, short ball sits up and is pulled way over midwicket for four


Khan to Harris, 1 run, very full and bowled slowly, squeezed away to point

End of over 15 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 89/7 (117 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.93, RRR: 23.40)

    • RJ Harris 10 (13b 1x4)
    • R McLaren 21 (22b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 3-0-30-0
    • DL Vettori 4-0-14-1

shesh: "Can't Punjab just concede and walk away ...that way I can just get back to work !!' Here is Virat


Kohli to Harris, (no ball) 1 run, trundles in and bowls a very high full toss, he is surprised as he turns it away through square leg


Kohli to McLaren, 1 run, clipped off the pads to Vettori at short fine leg


Kohli to Harris, 2 runs, slower wobbly full one, he slices it over the man at cover, sweeper cover tidies up


Kohli to Harris, 1 run, low full toss turned to deep square leg


Kohli to McLaren, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long on


Kohli to Harris, no run, guided to point off the back foot


Kohli to Harris, no run, virat almost gets a wicket, slips one in between bat and pad, ball misses the stumps, keeper misses the ball, all even

End of over 16 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 96/7 (110 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 27.50)

    • RJ Harris 14 (18b 1x4)
    • R McLaren 23 (24b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 1-0-7-0
    • Z Khan 3-0-30-0

asim: "Not trying to offend any one , but I cant help but get the feeling which I usually get, when Bangladesh is chasing a total of over 320 and Tamim Iqbal got out." Or when Delhi Daredevils are chasing 220 and Sehwag goes soon


Khan to McLaren, 1 run, turned past Gayle at midwicket for a single


Khan to Harris, 1 run, goes for the lofted drive from the crease, thick edge flies to third man


Khan to McLaren, 1 run, opens the face and guides it with soft hands in front of point


Khan to Harris, no run, pushed away to point, overbalances and stumbles before sending the non-striker back


Khan to Harris, 1 run, very full, squeezed away down to long off for another single


Khan to McLaren, 1 run, goes across and whips a full one in air to fine leg

End of over 17 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 101/7 (105 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 35.00)

    • R McLaren 26 (27b 1x4)
    • RJ Harris 16 (21b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 4-0-35-0
    • V Kohli 1-0-7-0

munish: "punjab seems to working on theory.." if u (bowler) give away runs, then we(batsman) will not help u to score those runs"" Mithun is back


Mithun to McLaren, no run, full delivery dug back to the bowler


Mithun to McLaren, 1 run, low full toss squeezed in front of point, virat fires in the throw making the batsman dive in


Mithun to Harris, no run, short ball banged in, he goes for the pull from way outside off and misses, Mithun is excited, no one else is as there is non edge


Mithun to Harris, 1 run, in the blockhole, dug out for a single


Mithun to McLaren, 1 run, squeezed out to point, there is an overthrow from Dilshan and cross over

priyank: "Maybe, I will have to write a dissertation to get my comments posted here. Huh?" What was your subject again?


Mithun to Harris, no run, bashes a full one back at the bowler, Mithun goes down to stop it

End of over 18 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 104/7 (102 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.77, RRR: 51.00)

    • RJ Harris 17 (24b 1x4)
    • R McLaren 28 (30b 1x4)
    • A Mithun 2-0-14-0
    • Z Khan 4-0-35-0

Aravind to McLaren, no run, on a length outside off stump, he calmly shoulders arms


Aravind to McLaren, OUT, Aravind gets one more, it was the slower one, he went for a mow through midwicket from the crease, and edged it on to the stumps

R McLaren b Aravind 28 (41m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50


Aravind to Kumar, 1 run, goes deep in the crease to work it in front of midwicket


Aravind to Harris, OUT, it's almost over now, another wicket, goes for this slow, full and wide one outside off, ending up slicing it to short third man, now Aravind and Gayle are smiling widely together

RJ Harris c Pathan b Aravind 17 (29m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.00


Aravind to Ablish, no run, back of a length, calmly played out to point


Aravind to Ablish, no run, hit away to sweeper cover, end of Aravind's spell, and these are his best figures in T20s

End of over 19 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 105/9 (101 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.52, RRR: 101.00)

    • L Ablish 0 (2b)
    • P Kumar 1 (1b)
    • S Aravind 4-0-14-4
    • A Mithun 2-0-14-0

Mithun to Kumar, no run, dug in short, he goes for a big heave, and misses


Mithun to Kumar, 1 wide, another short one, he looks to have another go, but pulls out of the shot in the end


Mithun to Kumar, no run, high full toss, PK is surprised and fends it back to the bowler, and tells Mithun to go back and bowl, Mithun gives gives him a stare, Gayle can't control his glee, he loves it


Mithun to Kumar, FOUR, PK gets one away, gets underneath a length ball and hammers it over mid off


Mithun to Kumar, FOUR, fuller this time, PK targets the same area for another boundary, and gets it, bt this time off an outside edge past the keeper


Mithun to Kumar, SIX, PK is letting Mithun have it, this time clobbers him over deep midwicket for maximum


Mithun to Kumar, no run, big swing, and miss from PK outside off stump and that is the end of that

That is all from us for this game, fellas. Gayle show all the way. Double header tomorrow. Join us for that. Till then, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers. While you leave, you could catch Sid Talya's bulletin here.

Zaheer Khan makes a fair point. "There have already been five hundreds in this IPL. Shows you where the Twenty20 game is headed in the future."

Gayle is the Man of the Match, to loud cheers. Gayle: "It was difficult, ball was doing a lot for couple of overs. Good team effort. Virat came in and supported me. The key actually is to pick your areas, it is not all about slogging, you have to target particular bowlers. I wanted to bat through the end but it did not happen. AB got us past 200. My celebration is the tuk-tuk train, that is a regular thing for me. Things will happen when I am out there. I am unpredictable, and got to try and enjoy the IPL." Hooyah, the big fella does not hold back when he speaks, does he?

Vettori: "Almost the perfect T20 game, to score a hundred in that fashion. the wicket was not an easy one to bat on. the big thing for us is our fielding, if we do that, everything falls in place. Gilchrist runout first ball made it easier for us. Aravind has been a really good find for us."

Gilchrist: "That was a phenomenal knock. The wicket was doing a bit, he did not get bat on ball for ten balls, then took the game away from us. We were shell-shocked actually. It is a small ground, there were a few mishits that carried over. We pulled back a little bit. It looked like they would get 230-240, but it was all too much for us. We play again in two days, got to try and fire up again."

Harish: "Moral of the story never bowl a maiden to Gayle. Give him a single and keep him off strike. It all started coz of that maiden from Harris to Gayle."

Sombre handshakes all around. Gayle is still smiling however as he disappears in to the dressing room. Aravind gets a big hug from Ray Jennings. It was all over after that monster century, wasn't it?

End of over 20 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 120/9 (86 runs required)

    • P Kumar 15 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • L Ablish 0 (2b)
    • A Mithun 3-0-29-0
    • S Aravind 4-0-14-4





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