Indian Premier League, 50th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Bengaluru, May 8, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
8 May 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Gayle to McCullum, no run, full and fastish, stays back and defends


Gayle to McCullum, FOUR, well played again, charged at him, made room too, took this on the full, and drove it past point


Gayle to McCullum, no run, near yorker outside off, beats him


Gayle to McCullum, FOUR, another four, does well to recover after an early charge. This becomes a highish full toss, but he chips it over Gayle's head


Gayle to McCullum, 1 wide, wide down the leg side


Gayle to McCullum, 3 runs, that's a bad fall, and I have always felt that the Bangalore outfield is the worst in the country. It is a superb ground otherwise, and can throw up good wickets and crowds, but the bumpy outfield is the most dangerous for a fielder. There is a stretcher coming out for Pujara. I hope this doesn't cost him months, he had just about started to cement a place in the Test side. So this is what happened. McCullum drive it through extra cover, first Dilshan made a diving save at the fence, his knee bounced off the outfield as he did so. Pujara, who followed him to the fence, hurt his knee as he went down for the slide. Now, though, he says no to the stretcher, and walks back on his own two feet


Gayle to Klinger, no run, quick, into the pads, defended

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 41/0   CH Gayle 1-0-12-0

Gayle to Klinger, no run, comes down the track, hits to the left of straight midwicket, where Dilshan makes a diving save


Gayle to Klinger, OUT, yorked him, bowled him! Gayle is loving this. Klinger looks to charge at him, Gayle bowls this right on the crease, and takes the middle stump out. And what an ever-lasting smile Gayle has on his face. And his team-mates are enjoying this too. Although he doesn't dance this time

M Klinger b Gayle 24 (37m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 96.00


Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, full, on the pads, played straight to midwicket


Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, hit to the right of Gayle who gets in front of Parthiv and fields, and then wraps an arm around Patel to seemingly apologise. Doesn't look like it


Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side


Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Gayle is obviously looking to cramp him up, but he has bowled it down the leg side again


Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Gayle is winning this battle of wides hands down. This pitches leg, Mahela sneaks himself inside the line, and let sit turn down the leg side


Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down to long-on to get off the mark


Gayle to Patel, no run, another yorker, hit back to Gayle

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 68/2   CH Gayle 2-0-16-1

Gayle to Patel, 1 run, cut away to sweeper-cover


Gayle to Hodge, OUT, and whoa what a crazy run-out pulled off by ABD. Take a bow AB de Villiers! He didn't need to do this, but he has done it. What drama between Hodge and Patel too. Back from start. Hodge cuts it to short third and charges off right away. Patel, whose call it should be, says no after a bit, and both start going to the non-striker's end. de Villiers meanwhile doesn't know that this is an easy chance, and gets this wild throw, collects it diving to his left, and in the same motion flicks it onto the stumps even as he is going down. To make it more dramatic, there is a photo finish as to who is closer to the non-striker's out and should stay back. Replays show Patel has lost by inches

PA Patel run out 19 (24m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 135.71


Gayle to Jadeja, no run, short and quick, jammed into the ground


Gayle to Jadeja, 1 run, pushed down the ground for one


Gayle to Hodge, no run, looks to turn this to leg, the ball hits the front edge, and comes back to Gayle


Gayle to Hodge, 1 run, and Hodge is edgy, he is desperate to get off the mark. This time he drops it to leg and charges off. Jadeja, though, makes it this time as there is no indecision in the running

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 75/4   CH Gayle 3-0-19-1

Gayle to Hodge, no run, if you are really uncharitable, you could call this this a missed stumping. Gayle saw Hodge come down the track, slipped this in full, beat the bat, and difficult as it is to spot when somebody is hitting over the top of the ball, it also kicked off from a full length. No chance for AB


Gayle to Hodge, no run, Gayle is loving this, this time with a diving save to his left to save a single


Gayle to Hodge, 1 run, helped away into the leg side for one


Gayle to Jadeja, 1 wide, wide too far down the leg side


Gayle to Jadeja, FOUR, cut away after making room, Kochi need more of this


Gayle to Jadeja, no run, full and straight, hit back to Gayle again


Gayle to Jadeja, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven past the diving straight extra cover

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 88/4   CH Gayle 4-0-26-1





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