Indian Premier League, 57th match: Pune Warriors v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Pune, May 11, 2012
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 35 runs
11 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Upadhyay to Gayle, no run, outside the off stump, pitched full, left it alone by Gayle and through to the keeper

0.2

Upadhyay to Gayle, no run, defended on the front foot, towards mid-off and the score remains at zero

0.3

Upadhyay to Gayle, no run, outside the off stump, short of length, cut hard but well fielded at point by Smith, it was going straight to him but rather rapidly

0.4

Upadhyay to Gayle, 1 run, pitched up, outside the off stump, swung in and Gayle had to adjust his drive, inside edge to the left of the bowler, who ran to get there and tried to throw down the stumps at the striker's end, had it hit, Dilshan would have been a goner!

0.6

Upadhyay to Gayle, 1 run, outside the off stump, again not pitched up, opens the face of the bat and guides him to third-man for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/0   CH Gayle 2* (5b)
1.1

Thomas to Gayle, (no ball) 1 run, on the leg stump, nudged to mid-on and they are off for a single, good delivery to a batsman like Gayle but he over-steps!

1.5

Thomas to Gayle, no run, outside the off stump, short of good length and that is left alone by the batsman

1.6

Thomas to Gayle, 1 run, goes down the the pitch, drives to mid-on and sets off for a single, the throw came in quickly from mid-on and for the second time in two overs, had it hit the non-striker's stumps, it would have been out.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0   CH Gayle 4* (8b)
2.1

Upadhyay to Gayle, SIX, outside the off-stump and boom, smacked over extra-cover! It was pitched up and there was a bit of width too!

2.2

Upadhyay to Gayle, no run, short ball outside the off stump and Gayle wanted to smack it down the wicket, straight to the fielder

2.3

Upadhyay to Gayle, no run, goes down the pitch, wants to slam it over the bowler, misses getting it in the middle of the bat

2.4

Upadhyay to Gayle, 1 run, opens the face of the bat, guides it to the point region, goes for a quick single there

2.6

Upadhyay to Gayle, SIX, gone, six! That is a big six, pitched up, within the stumps and lofted over long-on, it went into the crowds. Gayle's in town!

Royal Challengers Bangalore 25/0   CH Gayle 17* (13b 2x6)
3.4

Kumar to Gayle, no run, was giving himself some room, almost moving down the track, wanted to blast it over mid-wicket, does not get the timing right, goes to Clarke, who shies at the non-striker's end, misses

3.5

Kumar to Gayle, no run, shorter and slower outside the off-stump, wanted to cut it but goes straight to the covers

3.6

Kumar to Gayle, no run, on the off stump, opens the face of the bat and guides it to the backward point fielder, decent start for Kumar

Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/0   CH Gayle 17* (16b 2x6)
4.3

Thomas to Gayle, 1 run, short ball, probably a little quicker, Gayle was expecting it to rise over his head, almost ducked into it, before changing his stroke and pushing it to square leg for a single

4.5

Thomas to Gayle, FOUR, slower, on the middle and he waited for it, before smacking him over the bowler for a four!

4.6

Thomas to Gayle, FOUR, yorker length ball, Gayle gets his bat down in time, edge on that one and its gone away to the third-man fence for a four

Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/0   CH Gayle 26* (19b 2x4 2x6)
5.2

Kumar to Gayle, SIX, Ho ho! That is a six and one of the most effortless ones you would see on a cricket field, no back lift, does not move too much, just tees off over the bowler!

5.3

Kumar to Gayle, no run, short of length, on the off stump, cut away to the fielder at point

5.4

Kumar to Gayle, SIX, another one, six over long-on, and this was expansive, pitched outside the off stump and Gayle gave his full extension of arms, it is gone many miles

5.5

Kumar to Gayle, SIX, another one, third of the over, smacked over long-on yet again, and Gayle's making them pay for the run-out miss earlier. Three in four balls. Rahul Sharma's not even come on to to bowl.

5.6

Kumar to Gayle, SIX, and that is the fourth, almost an inevitable one, pitched up outside the off stump, and the Jamaican has bludgeoned it over long-off this time. The man is on fire. No really!

Royal Challengers Bangalore 66/0   CH Gayle 50* (24b 2x4 6x6)
6.3

Mathews to Gayle, no run, slower one, on the stumps, Gayle blocks it to covers. He can defend too.

6.4

Mathews to Gayle, 1 wide, short of length, but down the leg side, leaves it alone for the umpire to call it a wide.

6.4

Mathews to Gayle, no run, short of length yet again, not pitching them in his half, Gayle takes the bottom hand off while defending it back to the bowler

6.5

Mathews to Gayle, 1 run, on his pads, this time it is tucked away to deep square-leg for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 69/0   CH Gayle 51* (27b 2x4 6x6)
7.1

Sharma to Gayle, FOUR, short ball, tickled it round the corner and that beats the short fine-leg for a four! Delicately done!

7.2

Sharma to Gayle, 1 run, short ball, quicker too, rushing on to Gayle, tucked away to square-leg for a single.

7.5

Sharma to Gayle, 1 run, shorter on the off stump, punched to the long-off fielder for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/0   CH Gayle 57* (30b 3x4 6x6)
8.3

Mathews to Gayle, OUT, gives himself room, tries to smash it over long-on, but the ball did not come on to the bat and it is easily caught at the fence! Big, big relief!

CH Gayle c Pandey b Mathews 57 (42m 31b 3x4 6x6) SR: 183.87

Royal Challengers Bangalore 80/1   CH Gayle 57 (31b 3x4 6x6)
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