Indian Premier League - 44th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

1.6

Harris to Gayle, no run, full ball on leg stump, Gayle tries to play square but misses and is hit on the pad

Royal Challengers Bangalore 8/1   CH Gayle 0* (1b)

2.2

Kumar to Gayle, no run, pitches in line with the stumps on a good length and seams it away from the left-hander, Gayle stays back and lets the ball go

2.3

Kumar to Gayle, no run, Gayle gets squared up and beaten by a fuller ball that swings away from him sharply

2.4

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle stays put in his crease and steers the ball with the extravagant swing across him towards third man

Royal Challengers Bangalore 10/1   CH Gayle 1* (4b)

3.1

Harris to Gayle, no run, full length, pitching round off and slanting away from the left-hander, Gayle tries to play the big booming off drive but is beaten

3.2

Harris to Gayle, 1 run, straighter line and Gayle plays the ball to square leg, he dropped his bat as he began to ground it and a direct hit at the non-striker's end would have dismissed Gayle

3.4

Harris to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle finally gets going by muscling a full ball swinging into him through midwicket

3.5

Harris to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle swings hard again, aiming to hit down the ground. That shot does not come off but the ball flies off the outside edge over point and to the boundary

3.6

Harris to Gayle, FOUR, he's hit this well, a short ball and Gayle pulls that powerfully through midwicket, Royal Challngers are away

Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/1   CH Gayle 14* (9b 3x4)

5.3

Awana to Gayle, no run, Gayle stays in his crease and prods at a good length ball that bounces at lively pace just outside off stump, he was looking to steer that behind point but got beaten

5.4

Awana to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length ball but the line is too straight, Gayle pulls with power but can't beat short fine leg, Nayar throws at the non-striker's end and hits Gayle on the shoulder

5.6

Awana to Gayle, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, Gayle stays back and flicks the ball through square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 33/1   CH Gayle 16* (12b 3x4)

6.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, good length with big movement away from the left-hander, Gayle lets it go to the keeper standing up to the stumps

6.2

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle stays back and drives towards long-off, not timed well

6.4

Kumar to Gayle, no run, Gayle shaped up to pull but saw the ball seaming across him and played the cut instead

6.5

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, Praveen pitches leg and seams it towards off, Gayle gets squared up as he pushes towards cover

Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/1   CH Gayle 18* (16b 3x4)

7.3

Awana to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle makes room but Awana cramps him, Gayle ends up swatting the ball through cover

Royal Challengers Bangalore 43/1   CH Gayle 19* (17b 3x4)

8.2

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle plays a flashy cut, from off stump, hitting the ball hard and inducing a mis-field from the fielder at point, there's protection in the deep though

8.6

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, that's a bit short and Gayle pulls with power, testing the fielder's slide at deep midwicket. The umpire signals for the time-out

Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/1   CH Gayle 21* (19b 3x4)

9.1

Chawla to Gayle, SIX, short ball first up and Gayle launches his first six, heaving across the line to send the ball into the stands beyond deep midwicket

9.2

Chawla to Gayle, 1 run, flat and fuller, Gayle moves back and nudges in front of square

Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/1   CH Gayle 28* (21b 3x4 1x6)

10.1

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, no run, good length on off stump, hit hard off the back foot to cover

10.2

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 2 runs, played firmly towards deep backward square where the fielder from fine leg runs to his right and slides to stop the ball with his legs

10.3

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, no run, Gayle charges and swings but gets beaten, that was the slower ball outside off

10.4

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle stays back to a fuller ball and tries to cut, gets a bottom edge into the ground

10.6

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, a full toss but Gayle had gone back in his crease and couldn't hit with as much power as he would have liked, he ended up swatting it along the ground through midwicket

Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/1   CH Gayle 32* (26b 3x4 1x6)

11.1

Chawla to Gayle, SIX, that's short again, and you have to be lucky to escape punishment with that length against Gayle, he rocks back and heaves over the wide long-on boundary

11.2

Chawla to Gayle, 2 wides, Gayle begins to come down the pitch and Chawla fires it full and fast down leg side, the keeper can't collect properly

11.3

Chawla to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle closes the face of the bat against the googly and gets a leading edge in front of point

Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/1   CH Gayle 39* (28b 3x4 2x6)

12.1

Awana to Gayle, 2 runs, Gayle has been dropped by the substitute David Miller. Gayle was squared up and tried to flat-bat the ball, he ended up slicing it in the air towards wide mid-off, slightly beyond the circle. Miller ran in from long off and to his right, he got to the ball well in time but let it go through his hands

12.2

Awana to Gayle, 1 wide, Awana responds with a sharp bouncer but it is a bit high

12.2

Awana to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle goes back and pulls through square leg

12.4

Awana to Gayle, FOUR, too full and too straight, poor line when fine leg is in the circle, Gayle stays in his crease and glances off his pads to the boundary

12.5

Awana to Gayle, FOUR, that ball was only a few yards to third man's left but the fielder had no chance, Gayle cut the short of a length ball ferociously, he brings up his fifty with that shot

12.6

Awana to Gayle, SIX, he's making Punjab pay dearly for that drop now, he's charged the bowler and smashed him flat over long-on

Royal Challengers Bangalore 101/1   CH Gayle 56* (33b 5x4 3x6)

13.3

Nayar to Gayle, 1 run, good length and straight, Gayle stays back and opens the face to steer to point

13.5

Nayar to Gayle, SIX, that is the highest six I have seen. Gayle went on the back foot and heaved with all his immense might, carting a length ball into orbit over the bowler's head. That ball has cleared the roof

13.6

Nayar to Gayle, 1 run, now he slogs across the line and hits the ball along the ground through midwicket

Royal Challengers Bangalore 117/1   CH Gayle 64* (36b 5x4 4x6)

14.1

Hussey to Gayle, 1 run, bowled into the blockhole from round the wicket, Gayle digs it out on the leg side

14.3

Hussey to Gayle, 1 run, in the blockhole once again, Gayle stays in his crease and hits towards long-on

14.5

Hussey to Gayle, no run, bowled flat and fast, Gayle plays it back to the bowler

14.6

Hussey to Gayle, 1 run, another full ball, Gayle can't get under it and drives to long-on, Hussey's bowled a tight over

Royal Challengers Bangalore 122/1   CH Gayle 67* (40b 5x4 4x6)

15.1

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, FOUR, there's a long-on in place and he only has to run a few metres to his right to stop the ball but he can't, that's because Gayle has smashed it, flat and very hard

15.2

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, OUT, Gayle attempts to hook a short delivery but he hasn't hit it well, he was cramped for room and top edged the ball high towards deep square leg, it's Miller under the ball again and this time he is well balanced and takes the catch. The drop has cost Kings XI 32 runs

CH Gayle c sub (DA Miller) b Azhar Mahmood 71 (65m 42b 6x4 4x6) SR: 169.04

Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/2   CH Gayle 71 (42b 6x4 4x6)
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Photos

May 2, 2012

Piyush Chawla after hitting the winning six off the penultimate ball, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Bangalore, May 2, 2012

Piyush Chawla after hitting the winning six off the penultimate ball

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May 2, 2012

Nitin Saini made his maiden Twenty20 half-century, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Bangalore, May 2, 2012

Nitin Saini made his maiden Twenty20 half-century

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