Indian Premier League - 2nd match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 runs

Mitchell Johnson will start.

Shashank Gupta: "Really?! Of all the overseas options for RCB, Dan Christian has been picked? Also million-dollar man Maxwell not picked for MI? Surprise selections I must say".

Some asking about Malinga. He is injured. Next game, hopefully.

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7.45: While we wait, you can have some fun with the Fantasy League.

Mumbai Indians have picked a rookie seamer in Jaspreet Bumrah. He plays for Gujarat. Alright, the teams are updated above. Just to let you know, we don't usually get the teams confirmed till 15 minutes before the match begins. Don't ask me why, I wish they would announce them sooner.

Ponting is the captain, not Harbhajan Singh. The error is being corrected.

7.30: The captains will have their short interviews first. Kohli takes over as RCB's full-time captain. "It feels a bit weird," Kohli says referring to Kumble going to the other side.

Ponting says there's a bit of grass on the pitch.

Toss: Ponting has won the toss and Mumbai will bowl first. Kohli says he too would have bowled.

RCB's overseas players - Gayle, Dilshan, Muralitharan and Dan Christian.

Mumbai's overseas players - Ponting (obviously), Oram, Pollard and Mitchell Johnson.

The teams will be updated shortly above. Waiting to get them confirmed.

Biju Joseph Jacob: "Having been a part of the crowd at the Chinnaswamy many a time in the past, I am quite sure that this is one of the very few times that the two loudest cheered for people (Sachin & Anil) would be from the opposition team!"

Some of you asking about AB de Villiers. He hasn't joined the team yet. He got married recently back home in SA and will join the team after finishing his commitments in the T20 domestic competition there - Ram Slam (yes, that's what it's called!)

7.20: While we wait for the toss and teams, 10 minutes away, read the preview of today's match.

Anurag Acharya: "Sachin Tendulkar Stats Match 01 Stat 01 (I'm hoping to make this a regular) : Sachin needs to score 60 runs today to become the second-highest run scorer in IPL history behind Raina."

Kumble's role is interesting here. Having been an integral part of RCB's team over the years, he joins Mumbai as the team mentor. Today, he finds himself on the other side of the fence, ironically, in his own office! He is also the Karnataka State Cricket Association President.

7pm: Good day everyone and welcome to the coverage of game 2 of IPL 2013, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.

The action goes south to Bangalore today. The weather is okay. Mumbai Indians have Ponting and Tendulkar in the same team, Anil Kumble the mentor. The toss is at 7.30. The teams will be announced shortly after the toss.

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Gaurav Dureja: "I always love to watch this game.... So today I am not going to give my TV remote to any of my family member..."

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Jitender Singh: "Who would have thought Pointing will ever captain Sachin and harbhajan one day .. not even pointing himself . thanks to IPL its possible."

Adarsh Lewis: "Hearts thumping hard ... One match i dont want to miss and see RCB lose.Looking ahead for a massive Gayle and Kohli show.."

0.1

Johnson to Gayle, no run, almost a strike! At first it looked like he edged it, it swung away from middle, squared him up on the off stump, hit the pad and good attempt by keeper Karthik

0.2

Johnson to Gayle, no run, Gayle doesn't do anything with this one, moves away and doesn't offer a shot

0.3

Johnson to Gayle, 1 run, first runs off the pad, quietly tucked away down to square leg

Joshwin: "Maxwell.....The Million Dollar Man.......Benched!!!!! Most expensive Bench-Warmer in history!!

0.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, Mitchell where were you? That was a beauty of a delivery, sliced Dilshan in half and the ball just sailed over the stumps, phew

0.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, this was fuller and he went forward and pushed it towards mid-on

0.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, he pushes it towards cover and sets off and there's hesitation, they decide against it

Naman : "Cannot believe KK Nair and Mayank Agarwal get picked above Cheteshwar Pujara. Puajara has shown in the past that he can be as fast as any other T20 specialist batsman, but with better technique."

I believe Pujara injured his finger

End of over 1 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
TM Dilshan    0* (3b)      MG Johnson    1-0-1-0
CH Gayle    1* (3b)     

1.1

Patel to Gayle, no run, lands it outside off and moves away, doesn't offer a shot

1.2

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he shuffles and tucks it down to midwicket

1.3

Patel to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan goes for the wild slash and misses, Munaf tempted him with width

1.4

Patel to Dilshan, no run, this was fuller and he really thudded this one down to mid-off, off the middle of the bat

1.5

Patel to Dilshan, no run, shows the full face of the bat nicely and pushes it back to the bowler

1.6

Patel to Dilshan, no run, bowls a tight line there, not much room and he steers it to the off side

Abhiram: "Is this the first time where the 'keepers of 2 teams have same name???And if Dinesh Karthik edges the ball from Murali Karthik to Arun Karthik, will it be called Karthik c Karthik b Karthik??"

That will be the 'dream dismissal of the IPL'.

End of over 2 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 2/0 (RR: 1.00)
TM Dilshan    0* (7b)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0
CH Gayle    2* (5b)      MG Johnson    1-0-1-0

2.1

Johnson to Gayle, 1 run, nice running, Gayle half heartedly tapped it to the off side and Dilshan was off quickly, they take the run easily

2.2

Johnson to Dilshan, OUT, timber! The off stump is down, Johnson bowls this one fuller and it goes through straight, Dilshan tries to whip it away to the on side and leaves a massive gap between pad and bat, the off stump is thrown sideways and lands a few yards back

TM Dilshan b Johnson 0 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.3

Johnson to Kohli, FOUR, not a bad start at all for the new skip! Good length on the pads and he stylishly whips it wide of square leg, Oram does his best to chase and slide but the ball just about beats him

2.4

Johnson to Kohli, no run, stays back at the crease and defends this one

Sundar: "@Abhiram, the irony is all the karthik is from Chennai, and no one has represented Chennai super Kings ever."

2.5

Johnson to Kohli, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers it to backward point, he slides and they sneak in a run

2.6

Johnson to Gayle, 1 wide, this was sprayed wide outside off and wide called

2.6

Johnson to Gayle, no run, Gayle's in no hurry yet, he's happy to leave this one outside off

Sanj: "Abhiram: in reference to "keepers of 2 teams have same name" That would be then called "Karthik calling Karthik""

End of over 3 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 9/1 (RR: 3.00)
CH Gayle    3* (7b)      MG Johnson    2-0-8-1
V Kohli    5* (3b 1x4)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0

3.1

Patel to Kohli, no run, stays behind the line and he pushes it back to the bowler

3.2

Patel to Kohli, no run, really restrictive line here, on the off stump and Kohli can't do much but play it back to the bowler

3.3

Patel to Kohli, no run, moves towards middle and he quietly tucks it to the on side

3.4

Patel to Kohli, SIX, wow! Can we have the ball back please? Kohli just danced down the track and slammed this over the second tier over wide long-on

3.5

Patel to Kohli, no run, good comeback by Munaf, that was a jaffa outside off, Kohli was poking forward and the ball just seamed away, Karthik thought there was an edge

3.6

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, stays back and tucks it with the line down to fine leg

End of over 4 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1 (RR: 4.00)
V Kohli    12* (9b 1x4 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-8-0
CH Gayle    3* (7b)      MG Johnson    2-0-8-1

4.1

Bumrah to Kohli, FOUR, welcome to the IPL Mr Bumrah! Short and wide outside off, Kohli had a lot of width to work with, slammed that over cover, unusual action though

4.2

Bumrah to Kohli, FOUR, poor ball, same result, this was not as short and wide but still good enough for Kohli to slice it along the ground wide of cover

4.3

Bumrah to Kohli, no run, some respite for the bowler, closer to the off stump and he pushes it to the off side

4.4

Bumrah to Kohli, FOUR, three fours in four balls! He is having a nightmare here, giving width to Kohli, he just frees his arms and slams it over cover, Kohli's having a net

Bumrah may have hurt his foot here. Must have landed it awkwardly. He has a short run-up and he raises his arms high above his head before delivery

4.5

Bumrah to Kohli, OUT, he gets a wicket would you believe it! He delivers from really wide of the crease and gets a sharp inward angle, Kohli was forward and struck on the pads and in front of the stumps, Bumrah belts out a victory cry, if only we could hear it though

V Kohli lbw b Bumrah 24 (13m 14b 4x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

4.6

Bumrah to Agarwal, no run, stays back and he defends back to the bowler

Frenetic over from Bumrah. It's all happening

End of over 5 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/2 (RR: 5.60)
MA Agarwal    0* (1b)      JJ Bumrah    1-0-12-1
CH Gayle    3* (7b)      MM Patel    2-0-8-0

5.1

Oram to Gayle, 1 wide, loosener down the leg side, Gayle lets it go

5.1

Oram to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle decides to slash at that and see where it goes, it was in the air but down to third man

Mojo: "Burmah's action reminds me of Paul Adams' frog-like action. Both unusual and entertaining to watch"

5.2

Oram to Agarwal, no run, tucks it away towards mid-on and tells his partner to wait

5.3

Oram to Agarwal, no run, this one jags back in and nearly takes out the off stump, that was close

5.4

Oram to Agarwal, 1 run, knocks it towards mid-on and risks a single and Agarwal was lucky Rayudu';s throw was way off target

5.5

Oram to Gayle, no run, stays back and he works it away to the on side

Siddharth: "Joshwin commented at the start of the game (in the first over) that Maxwell was the most expensive bench-warmer in history. But that honour, in fact, goes to Saurabh Tiwary who is warming the bench for this game with a $1.6 million contract (vs Maxwell's $1 million)!"

5.6

Oram to Gayle, no run, Gayle's still his 'usual' watchful self, this was on the stumps and quietly pushed towards cover

Balaji: "Bumrah is more like Debasis Mohanty.." Yes that's a good comparison

End of over 6 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 31/2 (RR: 5.16)
CH Gayle    4* (10b)      JDP Oram    1-0-3-0
MA Agarwal    1* (4b)      JJ Bumrah    1-0-12-1

6.1

Bumrah to Agarwal, OUT, Bumrah's in the action again! Poor shot by Agarwal, he stood at the crease and tried to slam it over mid-off, he needed more elevation, mistimed it and Sachin took it well in front of the circle at mid-off

MA Agarwal c Tendulkar b Bumrah 1 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

6.2

Bumrah to Christian, no run, fullish in length outside off and he pushes it to the off side

6.3

Bumrah to Christian, no run, Christian gets across and pushes it to the off side

6.4

Bumrah to Christian, 1 run, angles it towards the pads and he tucks it to the on side

6.5

Bumrah to Gayle, no run, angles it from wide of the crease and Gayle softly pushes it to mid-off

6.6

Bumrah to Gayle, 4 leg byes, oh dear shoddy fielding by the senior man Harbhajan! On the pads and he tucks it off his pads to fine leg, Harbhajan had it covered but the ball slipped between his legs on the dive

Kohli still hasn't taken off his pads

End of over 7 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/3 (RR: 5.14)
CH Gayle    4* (12b)      JJ Bumrah    2-0-13-2
DT Christian    1* (3b)      JDP Oram    1-0-3-0

7.1

Oram to Christian, no run, stays back and the ball bounces a bit more and beats the bat

7.2

Oram to Christian, no run, example of the seam movement again, nipped back in and beat the bat, Karthik had some work to do

7.3

Oram to Christian, 1 wide, this time he slides it down the leg side

7.3

Oram to Christian, 1 run, tries to work it across the line and he places it wide of mid-on

7.4

Oram to Gayle, no run, mild excitement there, bounced and hit Gayle high on the thigh pad before going to the keeper, Karthik thought he edged it

7.5

Oram to Gayle, 2 runs, tucks it to the on side

7.6

Oram to Gayle, FOUR, wrong line, down the leg side and he shuffles and easily tucks it wide of the keeper

Kapil Dev Kisseur: "Is this the CALM before the Gayle Storm?"

End of over 8 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 44/3 (RR: 5.50)
CH Gayle    10* (15b 1x4)      JDP Oram    2-0-11-0
DT Christian    2* (6b)      JJ Bumrah    2-0-13-2

8.1

Bumrah to Christian, 1 run, tries to punch it to the off side and he gets an inside edge past the stumps

8.2

Bumrah to Gayle, no run, Gayle still quiet, fullish on the stumps and pushes it to mid-off

8.3

Bumrah to Gayle, no run, this time Gayle decides to give it a whack but he's beaten for pace, good bounce as well, close to the edge

8.4

Bumrah to Gayle, FOUR, nicely timed! This was drifting on the pads and he shuffles and tucks it wide of square leg, this outfield is quick

8.5

Bumrah to Gayle, SIX, take that! Slower one and Gayle clears the front leg and hits it straight and flat down to the sightscreen

8.6

Bumrah to Gayle, 1 run, this was shorter and he pulls on one leg to the on side

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Riddymon: "It's obvious that they've worked out a strategy against gayle. Bowl a middle and leg line just back of a length and cramp him for room. For the most part it's worked well...he's looked very unsure until these last few balls. Normally when he's pinned down for too long, he ends up getting out."

End of over 9 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 56/3 (RR: 6.22)
CH Gayle    21* (20b 2x4 1x6)      JJ Bumrah    3-0-25-2
DT Christian    3* (7b)      JDP Oram    2-0-11-0

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, flat delivery to begin with and he chops it to the off side, mistimed really

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, no run, quicker delivery and Christian was forward early to drive

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, no run, slower through the air and he's beaten, Karthik knocks down the stumps

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, shuffles early and he tucks it with the angle to fine leg

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, makes room and pushes it wide of point

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, no run, we have a collision and Gayle's in pain, Christian chips it in the air and Harbhajan goes to his right to catch it, collides with Gayle, the big man's down, clutching his left leg, Harbhajan tries to help him up

Gayle's getting treated by the physio

End of over 10 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 59/3 (RR: 5.90)
DT Christian    4* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    23* (22b 2x4 1x6)      JJ Bumrah    3-0-25-2

Gayle's on his feet again. Pollard to bowl

10.1

Pollard to Gayle, no run, he risks padding up and Pollard went up in appeal, didn't offer a shot, pitched on leg and hitting him above the knee roll, that wasn't hitting

10.2

Pollard to Gayle, FOUR, fluke boundary for Gayle as he tries to help it to the on side and gets a leading edge past point for four, it was in the air

10.3

Pollard to Gayle, SIX, 95 meters! Over the second tier! It was full and Gayle made room, cleared the front leg and teed off over wide long-on, awesome

10.4

Pollard to Gayle, FOUR, this was short and he stays back and pulls to deep midwicket, Johnson runs from deep square leg, gets a hand to it but parries it to the boundary

10.5

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, that was a tennis backhand slice! Low full toss and sliced down the ground one-handed

10.6

Pollard to Christian, no run

End of over 11 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/3 (RR: 6.72)
DT Christian    4* (12b)      KA Pollard    1-0-15-0
CH Gayle    38* (27b 4x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-0

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, nips back in and gets an inside edge to the pads

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, drops it a bit short and he goes back and cuts to deep point

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Christian, OUT, Harbhajan tosses it up and Christian went forward and looked to chip it over midwicket, ended up timing it too well and found Johnson at the deep

DT Christian c Johnson b Harbhajan Singh 4 (27m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Karun Nair walks in

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Nair, no run, flatter delivery and works it to midwicket

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Nair, no run, straighter one and he punches it to cover

These wickets putting pressure on Gayle. More support will help

End of over 12 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 75/4 (RR: 6.25)
KK Nair    0* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-1
CH Gayle    39* (30b 4x4 2x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-15-0

12.1

Bumrah to Gayle, FOUR, flat! This was fractionally short and he sits back and clears the front leg and whacks it down to deep midwicket, the umpire confirms that it just fell short of the rope

12.2

Bumrah to Gayle, no run, fullish and angling away and he quietly pushes it to the off side

12.3

Bumrah to Gayle, 1 run, on the pads and he works it to the on side

12.4

Bumrah to Nair, OUT, Ponting's punt on Bumrah's working! He's picked up three tonight, very similar to Kohli's dismissal, delivers from wide of the crease, sharp inward angle, struck on the pads and the umpire gave him out on a second

KK Nair lbw b Bumrah 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

12.5

Bumrah to Arun Karthik, 1 run, full on the pads and he tucks it to the on side, Gayle's struggling with his running

12.6

Bumrah to Gayle, 1 run, this was full and wide outside off and simply thrashed to deep extra cover

sathish: "The only positive move made by Sun Risers for this season is realeasing Daniel Christian from the team!!"

End of over 13 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/5 (RR: 6.30)
CH Gayle    45* (34b 5x4 2x6)      JJ Bumrah    4-0-32-3
KB Arun Karthik    1* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-1

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, flatter delivery and he defends this one

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side and wide called

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, bowls it straight, keeps it straight and Gayle is happy defending

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, FOUR, he pays for bowling a fast full toss on the pads, bludgeoned away down to deep square leg

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, streaky way to get to a fifty, an inside edge past the stumps

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Arun Karthik, 1 run, comes forward and gets a leading edge to the off side

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, FOUR, the extra ball (there was a wide) costs Mumbai a boundary, drifts on the pads and flighted, he clips it forcefully down to deep midwicket

End of over 14 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 93/5 (RR: 6.64)
CH Gayle    54* (39b 7x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-15-1
KB Arun Karthik    2* (2b)      JJ Bumrah    4-0-32-3

14.1

Johnson to Arun Karthik, 1 wide, fires that full and wide outside off, too wide

14.1

Johnson to Arun Karthik, no run, fullish outside the of stump and he pushes it towards cover

14.2

Johnson to Arun Karthik, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump and he drives wide of cover

Mayank: "Gayle has also become the 2nd highest run getter in T20 cricket ever. One more 50. Kudos to this men. He has slightly reserved himself as compare to his previous stints for RCB and it worked to good effect."

14.3

Johnson to Gayle, no run, short of a length and moves away, he pokes at it and is beaten

14.4

Johnson to Gayle, 1 run, moves away and he opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man

14.5

Johnson to Arun Karthik, FOUR, this was short and wide outside off and Arun Karthik hops at the crease and carves it over point

14.6

Johnson to Arun Karthik, no run, fuller delivery and he chases that and the ball sneaks under the bat

Five overs to go, and Gayle's still there.

Kevin Smith: "30 balls left after this over and if Gayle play 20 out of those then there will another century for him."

End of over 15 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 100/5 (RR: 6.66)
KB Arun Karthik    7* (6b 1x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-15-1
CH Gayle    55* (41b 7x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-15-1

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, cuts him straight to point

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, SIX, just flew off the bat, Gayle made room early, Harbhajan tossed it wide outside off and he carved it flat over deep cover

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, stays back and pushes it back to the bowler

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, down the leg side and close to kissing the edge

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, ends the over and his spell with a yorker, Gayle did well to dig it out

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End of over 16 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/5 (RR: 6.62)
CH Gayle    61* (47b 7x4 3x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-21-1
KB Arun Karthik    7* (6b 1x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-15-1

16.1

Oram to Arun Karthik, FOUR, karthik goes over the on side this time, Oram bowls it full on middle and leg and he heaves it down to deep midwicket

16.2

Oram to Arun Karthik, 4 leg byes, 8 off the over already, this was sliding down the leg side and Karthik manages to clip it off his pads wide of his namesake Karthik

16.3

Oram to Arun Karthik, no run

16.4

Oram to Arun Karthik, no run, goes for the slash and ends up getting an inside edge that drops short of Dinesh Karthik

16.5

Oram to Arun Karthik, no run, short of a length and he goes for the slog and misses

16.6

Oram to Arun Karthik, 1 run, he gets forward and mistimes the drive down to mid-off, Gayle's still struggling to get to the other side

End of over 17 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/5 (RR: 6.76)
KB Arun Karthik    12* (12b 2x4)      JDP Oram    3-0-16-0
CH Gayle    61* (47b 7x4 3x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-21-1

17.1

Patel to Arun Karthik, 1 run, fullish outside off and he gets forward and drills it down to deep cover

Santhosh: "Dilshan, Agarwal, Christian, Nayar have collectively consumed 29 deliveries and scored just 5 runs. Pathetic to say the least. RCB's over dependancy on Gayle could not be more evident"

17.2

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, full tosses to Gayle don't help, this was a low full toss moving away and he stayed put and carved it wide of backward point, not the prettiest shot

17.3

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, another low full toss and he leans forward and bashes it to deep extra cover

17.4

Patel to Arun Karthik, 1 run, Dropped but a good attempt at the rebound by Ponting! Karthik tries to clear extra cover, Ponting leaps, fails to hang on, back flips and tries to take the rebound, nearly...

17.5

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, full and wide outside off and there were two fielders at point and yet he managed to carve it above them, unstoppable

17.6

Patel to Gayle, SIX, this was fractionally short and he stays back and flat-bats it over long-on, raw power

End of over 18 (17 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/5 (RR: 7.33)
CH Gayle    76* (51b 9x4 4x6)      MM Patel    3-0-25-0
KB Arun Karthik    14* (14b 2x4)      JDP Oram    3-0-16-0

18.1

Oram to Arun Karthik, no run, down the leg side and he tries to work it away

18.2

Oram to Arun Karthik, FOUR, Karthik playing a useful hand here, this was full and Karthik went forward and whipped it across the line, in the air and bisects two fielders in the deep on the on side

18.3

Oram to Arun Karthik, 1 leg bye, full on middle and worked to the on side

18.4

Oram to Gayle, 1 run, good delivery, a bit too full and he can only drill it to long-on

18.5

Oram to Arun Karthik, 1 run, low full toss and he slams it down to long-on, Kohli wants more fours and yes, he still has his pads on

18.6

Oram to Gayle, 1 leg bye, good delivery to end the over, on the blockhole and he digs it out to the leg side

End of over 19 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 140/5 (RR: 7.36)
CH Gayle    77* (53b 9x4 4x6)      JDP Oram    4-0-22-0
KB Arun Karthik    19* (18b 3x4)      MM Patel    3-0-25-0

Gayle on strike, final over

19.1

Patel to Gayle, no run, this was really wide outside off and he can only bash it straight to cover, dot ball that too

19.2

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, finds that gap so easily! Too full and straight and Gayle stays deep at the crease and flicks it away easily and beats two fielders at deep midwicket

19.3

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, gets away with a low full toss as he pushes it down to long-off

19.4

Patel to Arun Karthik, 1 leg bye, makes room and the ball clips the pads and rolls away

19.5

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, nearly carries all the way! This was full and wide outside off and Gayle makes room and throwns his bat at it, the outside edge clears short third man and nearly goes for six

19.6

Patel to Gayle, SIX, ends the innings with a six! 92 for Gayle, Munaf errs by bowling it too full and wide outside off, Gayle was forward and across, made room and slashed it over deep point

The scorecard says it all - Gayle, Gayle and Gayle. This should be a competitive score since there is something in the pitch for the seamers. Jasprit Bumrah was the surprise of the evening.

Bumrah: "Felt nice, tried the basics and it felt goo. I tried to bowl at the stumps and it worked out. I was a bit nervous. I always dreamt that Sachin would give me my cap."

Join us shortly for the chase.

End of over 20 (16 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 156/5
CH Gayle    92* (58b 11x4 5x6)      MM Patel    4-0-40-0
KB Arun Karthik    19* (19b 3x4)      JDP Oram    4-0-22-0
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Apr 4, 2013

Chris Gayle, RCB team owner Vijay Mallya, and Virat Kohli celebrate after the game, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Bangalore, April 4, 2013

Chris Gayle, RCB team owner Vijay Mallya, and Virat Kohli celebrate after the game

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Murali Kartik delivers the ball, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Bangalore, April 4, 2013

Murali Kartik delivers the ball

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